Colorado Essentials for Childhood is a partnership of stakeholders who are committed to a future where children and families thrive in the places where they live, learn, work and play. Our ultimate goal is to prevent and reduce child abuse and neglect in our state.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Parents and the high Cost of Child Care

Child Care Aware® of America’s 2015 report, Parents and the High Cost of Child Care, summarizes the cost of child care across the country, examines the importance of child care as a workforce support and as an early learning program, and explores the effect of high costs on families’ child care options.

This year’s report continues to expose child care as one of the most significant expenses in a family budget, often exceeding the cost of housing, college tuition, transportation or food.

Colorado costs compared to other states can be found on page 27 of the report and you can find a new interactive map that presents child care costs compared to household income here:

Download the report and find child care resources, including an interactive cost map by state, and data highlights for five key urban counties around the country at


  1. Increase of child care cost is not a new thing. As the living life style is increasing rapidly, it’s obvious that the child care cost will rise. No doubt in this! Tuition fee, textbooks, pen and papers, uniforms, pocket everything has increased substantially. And I admit this is a bad sign, but this thing has also its positive aspect too. This denotes that people will work more and their life style will be higher and higher in the coming days. Not limited to this only, the technology will touch the skyscrapers and people will invent more advanced instruments which will surely ease our life much more than today!
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  2. Child care is a really important topic nowadays. Expenses can be very much high. Thank you for the detailed post.