California ranks the least affordable for center-based infant care in study released by Child Care Aware of America

WASHINGTON – Child Care Aware of America recently released its 13th annual “The U.S. and The High Price of Child Care: An Examination of a Broken System” which found that child care is unaffordable in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. For 30 years, Child Care Aware of America has been the leading voice for quality, affordable child care in the United States. Of note, Child Care Aware of America’s findings showed that across all states, the price  of center-based infant care exceeds 27% of median household income for single working parents – these impacts were exacerbated for parents and families of color. Child Care Aware of America also found that child care remains one of the highest household expenses, especially in the Northeast and West, often exceeding $2
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