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The Rising Cost of Childcare

Cost of Childcare Chart

Parents already know that childcare is not cheap! According to Nerdwallet the cost to raise a child born in in 2011 comes in at around $235,000. In some states, the annual cost of daycare for one child is more than the cost of in-state college tuition. The rising costs of childcare are a factor in a new trend -  a larger percentage of moms are now staying at home to care for their children.

The Pew Research Center finds that the number of stay at home moms has increased from 23% in 1999 to 29% in 2012.  One of the advantages of choosing an au pair is that the costs remain the same, so whether you have one child or your own soccer team, you can still receive affordable childcare with AuPairCare.

*Infographic sourced from NerdWallet; Wait, Day Care Is Now More Expensive Than College?

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