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Money is key to quality child care
Experts say the cost of putting young children in a good program can cost $1,000 per month or more.
August 6th, 2012
09:55 AM ET

Money is key to quality child care

By Barbara Hall, CNN

(CNN) - Sixty-four percent of mothers with children under the age of six work. That makes for a lot of kids in daycare. The U.S. Department of Labor recommends parents spend no more than 10% of their annual income on child care. But experts say putting a young child into a good program can cost $1,000 per month or more. That's on par with tuition at some public universities according to Theresa Prestwood with Quality Care for Children, which helps parents in Georgia find good childcare:

[1:39] "Unfortunately, it costs more to send an infant to child care than it does to send your child, just tuition, to Georgia Tech."

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