Child Care Costs Expected to Rise

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Secretary of State’s office is warning that child care costs are about to rise. Oregon is already the most expensive state in the country for center-based infant care — about $13,000 a year. Enrolling a 4-year-old child can still cost as much as $10,000. According to this new audit, new … Continue reading »

Oregon Child Care Prices Increase

CORVALLIS, Ore. — It’s getting harder and harder for parents in Oregon to afford the cost of child care. A new study by researchers at Oregon State University found that child care prices increased 13 percent from 2004 to 2012, while household incomes declined nine-percent. Oregon has been ranked the third-most expensive state in the country … Continue reading »

Child Care Getting More Expensive

(CNN) — While the experience of raising a child may be priceless, the cost to provide care for them is getting unaffordable. A report from Child Care Aware of America found the annual cost of infant care increased roughly 2 percent last year. The cost of providing care for a 4-year-old increased by more than … Continue reading »