A new study indicates that child care costs in Minnesota have gone up during the pandemic. The Lending Tree study found the average cost per child for center-based childcare is up 41-percent in Minnesota. The student also found that center costs are going up because centers are paying teachers more to retain them. The total cost for one child at a child care center is an average of 18-thousand dollars a year.
Study: MN Child Care Costs Up During Pandemic
By Ashley Hanley|2022-02-28T08:03:05-06:00February 28th, 2022|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!