Monday, July 23, 2012

Child Care in America: 2012 Fact Sheets

Child Care Aware® of America recently released its annual state-by state report on key child care data.  Child Care in America 2012 Fact Sheets provide information and statistics on working families, child care supply and demand, costs and other relevant child care data.

Some interesting facts for Missouri:
  • Out of 678,384 total families with children, 124,899 families live in poverty.
  • Average annual fees for full time infant care in a child care center in Missouri are $8,580. 
  • This amounts to 39% of the median family income for single working mothers. 
  • As a comparison, average annual cost for tuition and fees at a public in-state four-year college is $7,668. 
View or print the full 2012 Fact Sheet for Missouri here.

View or print the Fact Sheets for any other state or the District of Columbia here. 

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