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In Delaware County, Childcare Costs High And Incomes Low

The average cost of full-time childcare per year in Indiana is about $8,800. But if you live in Delaware County, add another $2,000 to that bill.

Tami Silverman is the CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute. It’s the organization that collects statewide data on children used in state and national reports. She says Delaware County has the second-highest childcare cost in the state, following only Hamilton County.

A report on the state of Indiana’s children shows childcare costs in Delaware County are significantly higher than the state average. But, as IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, job wages in the area aren’t keeping pace with those costs. The average cost of full-time childcare per year in Ind

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