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38% of childcare is parent-only or 21% other, but 30% is home-based care and 12% is center-based care. On average, families pay $300 for home-based, $340 for center based, and $612 for a nanny, per week on average. These numbers are certain to grow as the government hints at expanding early childhood education and 0-thru-3 care.  Expect subsidies.


  1. 38% of childcare needs are met by parents
  2. 30% of childcare needs are met by home-based daycares
  3. Families pay $300 – $600 per week for childcare