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Many factors affect the cost of child care: the child's age, the type of child care setting, the location, the number of hours care is needed. Child care centers have administrative expenses: salaries, insurance, building costs and maintenance. Quality child care and early learning environments have expenses associated with maintaining up to date materials; centers and family child care providers who are working toward accreditation or other credentials incur additional expenditures.

NACCRRA’s ChildCareAware offers a great child care budgeting tool to begin estimating your child care expenses.

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