A recent report released by Child Care Aware of America shows before- and after-school care in Indiana is some of the least affordable in the nation, costing parents in the state an average of $5,700 per year.
Child care costs for younger children are even higher.
This week on Noon Edition, we'll talk with parents and child care providers to see why the costs are so high and discuss how the price you pay may affect the quality of care your child receives.
Noon Edition airs Friday at 12 p.m.
Julie Rust, Parents and Members of Knee High Child Care Cooperative
Jen Smallwood, Director, Center for Children and Families, Monroe County YMCA
Patty Ryan, Interim Executive Director, Indiana Association for Child Care Resource & Referral