For many families, child care is the second highest expense after housing. The average cost per child is $30 to $80 a day, or over $1,000 a month.
That’s challenging enough – yet there are also families who can’t access quality, regulated childcare. Wait lists are notoriously long. That’s because there are only enough regulated spaces for about 19 percent of children aged 0 to 12 years. Yet almost 70 percent of mothers with children under the age of five years are working.
We are ALL Affected by the lack of affordable, quality child care. Let’s Rethink Child Care!