MADISON (WKOW) -- Parents are spending more money to leave their kids at day care centers than to drop them off at some colleges.
That's according to a new report from Child Care Aware.
According to the report, Wisconsin is among the state where the average cost for center-based child care is higher than a year's in-state tuition and fees at a four-year public college.
The report ranks the 10 least affordable state for care in a center, based on the cost of child care as a percentage of the state median income for a two-parent family.
Wisconsin tied for tenth on the list for full-time infant care in a center, averaging about $11,000 a year. However, when it came to four-year-olds and school-age children, Wisconsin ranked second. Wisconsin averaged about $10,000 annually for full-time care of a four-year-old, and about $8,000 annually for a school-age child.
You can review the report by clicking here.
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