October 30, 2019
According to this article on Time Magazine’s website, in more than half of the states, one year of infant care, on average, sets parents back as much as a year at a four-year public college.
The average cost for child-care is between $9,000 and $9,600 though, since that’s an average, many parents pay considerably more. In fact, 63% of working families cannot afford child care.
Yet here’s the weird part: Despite the high costs, child care workers remain at the bottom of the pay scale; the median income is $23,240.
I don’t know what the solution is, but I sure know what the problem is.