Rising Child Care Costs Affect College Students
from U.S. News University Connection
Child care can be expensive, especially for parents who work full time or attend college. Infants and toddlers require constant supervision, which means parents need to hire a babysitter or enroll their youngsters in a child care center while they attend classes or go to work. Unless they have a loved one who is willing to lend a hand, they'll have to pay for the service, and the costs can add up. "Families need child care in order to work," said Ollie M. Smith, interim executive director of Child Care Aware of America, in a press release. "But, child care today is simply unaffordable for too many families. This is not a low-income issue. Families at nearly every income — except for the very wealthy — struggle with the cost of child care."
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