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Parents Worry About Childcare Costs After Pandemic, According to Survey



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A recent survey shows that parents worry that the costs of childcare are going to rise. has released the results of two surveys: “COVID-19 Childcare Survey” and “Cost of Care Survey.”

“Our economic recovery rests on people’s ability to get back to work, and for parents, that makes childcare indispensable. But with social distancing, remote work and the closure of businesses that many parents rely on, a new dynamic of child care is quickly emerging, and if we don’t take action now to solve this child care crisis, there will be huge ramifications for all of us,” said Tim Allen, CEO of found that 52 percent of respondents expect childcare to be more expensive than it was before the COVID-19 outbreak. Forty-seven percent said they are more worried about the costs of childcare since the pandemic.

“Parents across America were struggling to find affordable and accessible childcare prior to COVID-19, but this challenge has been exacerbated by the pandemic and thrust our nation’s care crisis into the spotlight,” Allen said in a statement.

According to the childcare cost survey, weekly childcare costs have increased “significantly” since 2013.

The report says that nannies cost $565 per week, childcare centers cost $215 per week, family care centers cost $201 per week, and au pairs cost $401 per week.

The survey has found that 55 percent of responding families spend a minimum of $10,000 a year on childcare. However, also found that the cost of childcare depends on one’s location.

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