The US and the High Price of Child Care 2019

More than 12 million children younger than age five are in some form of child care in the United States. The US and the High Price of Child Care: An Examination of a Broken System provides a review of how child care is an issue for all of us and shares our policy recommendations for supporting families and child care providers.

In addition, Child Care Aware® of America’s interactive Price of Child Care map allows you to actively engage and examine the average price and affordability of child care across states. This map shows the range in child care affordability for families with an infant in center-based child care.