Child Care Calculator
In Minnesota, a median family with an infant pays 20% of their income for child care. Families that earn less or have multiple children under age five pay even more. That’s unaffordable!
Earlier this year, the Minnesota Legislature passed a law setting a goal that no family would ever have to pay more than 7% of their yearly income for child care, no matter how many young kids they have in care. And many families would pay less than 7%. Under this approach, public investment would be the bridge between what families are expected to pay and what providers need to offer quality programs.
Now, we need to encourage legislators to achieve that goal as soon as possible!
This calculator estimates what you would pay for child care if the Minnesota Legislature invested the resources necessary to meet its 7% goal.
Send a message to your state legislators voicing your support for this approach!
This calculator is designed to assist policymakers, child care providers, families, and the general public in estimating family cost under the system being proposed for adoption. These estimates do not reflect official government policy and do not guarantee any benefit.