Study: Day Care Could Cost You As Much as College

The lesson? Never have kids.

CBS Philly reports on a new study suggesting day care costs rival college in the tally of lifetime child-rearing expenses. The station talks to Shawn Towey, Childcare Policy Coordinator for Public Citizens for Children and Youth:

“The median cost of care in a center in the five county area ranges from about 11,000 in Philadelphia to 13,000 in Montgomery County,” she said. “It’s a bit more in Chester County and that’s for an infant.

“We looked at a familiy of four with say two children who were young — one infant and a preschooler — the average cost of care could range from 24-percent of a family’s income to 60-percent.”

This is why parents are always stressed.


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