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Fraga, Lynette; Dobbins, Dionne; McCready, Michelle – Child Care Aware of America, 2015
Eleven million children younger than age five are in some form of child care in the United States. The "Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2015 Report" 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…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Child Care, Costs, Expenditures
Wood, Stephen; Fraga, Lynette; McCready, Michelle – Child Care Aware of America, 2014
Eleven million children younger than age five are in some form of child care in the United States. The "Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2014 Report" 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…
Descriptors: Child Care, Costs, Parents, Family Income
Wood, Stephen; Kendall, Rosemary – Child Care Aware of America, 2013
Every week in the United States, nearly 11 million children younger than age 5 are in some type of child care arrangement. On average, these children spend 36 hours a week in child care. While parents are children's first and most important teachers, child care programs provide early learning for millions of young children daily, having a profound…
Descriptors: Child Care, Costs, Parents, Family Income
Child Care Aware of America, 2013
Each week, nearly 11 million children under age 5 are in some type of child care setting for an average of 35 hours. Parents, as consumers of child care, equate a child care license with state approval--a gold seal for those businesses to which a state grants a license. Child Care Aware┬« of America reviews state licensing policies, which include…
Descriptors: Child Care, Young Children, Preschool Children, Certification
Child Care Aware of America, 2012
"Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2012 Report" presents 2011 data reflecting what parents pay for full-time child care in America. It includes average fees for both child care centers and family child care homes. Information was collected through a survey conducted in January 2012 that asked for the average costs charged for…
Descriptors: Child Care, Costs, Parents, Family Income