Hundreds calling for more funding for child care programs rallied at the state Capitol in May. While federal guidelines say child care should consume no more than 10 percent of a family’s income, the cost of infant care is more than half of a full-time minimum-wage worker’s total earnings in 37 states. The cost of care for a 4-year-old is more than half of total salary in 20 states, according to a study released this week.
Hundreds calling for more funding for child care programs rallied at the state Capitol in May. While federal guidelines say child care should consume no more than 10 percent of a family’s income, the cost of infant care is more than half of a full-time minimum-wage worker’s total earnings in 37 states. The cost of care for a 4-year-old is more than half of total salary in 20 states, according to a study released this week. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
Hundreds calling for more funding for child care programs rallied at the state Capitol in May. While federal guidelines say child care should consume no more than 10 percent of a family’s income, the cost of infant care is more than half of a full-time minimum-wage worker’s total earnings in 37 states. The cost of care for a 4-year-old is more than half of total salary in 20 states, according to a study released this week. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press