Cost of Care

The Twin Cities Metro Area covers a wide area and the cost of care varies from place to place.

The costs of care also changes based on the age of the child and the type of care.  Below are the average weekly costs of care in the seven county metro area:

Family Child Care Homes:
Child Care Centers:
$175 for infants
$312 for infants
$166 for toddlers
$266 for toddlers
$157 for preschoolers
$235 for preschoolers
$138 for school-agers
$206 for school-agers


For more details about rates in your city, click below on the corresponding county document.

2016 Anoka (PDF)
2016 Carver (PDF)
2016 Dakota (PDF)
2016 Hennepin (PDF)
2016 Ramsey (PDF)
2016 Scott (PDF)
2016 Washington (PDF)