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Report released about cost of childcare in America

Posted: 1:50 PM, Oct 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-22 20:51:10Z

Paying for childcare can really squeeze an American's budget.

In fact, a new report says it costs more than college tuition in 28 states.

"Childcare Aware of America" just put out a report and a map.

Green is cheaper childcare and dark blue is more expensive.

The report says childcare costs up to $9,600 per year on average.

It says childcare takes several forms and that the cost can be way higher.

The report suggests increasing funding for childcare and offering parents more options to ease the cost burden.