The costly burden of child care and preschool

NYT Parenting worked with YouGov, an international polling and market research company, to create a brief online survey that offers a quick, informal snapshot of the costs faced by parents of children around the country enrolled in child care. Of the 1,027 parents who responded, 28 percent reported that child care and preschool expenses were a “very significant financial strain,” and 20 percent reported going into debt to manage these expenses.

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According to YouGov, the median amount spent on preschool and child care was $400 a month, and 22 percent of the parents said they spend $1,000 or more.

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