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Price of Child Care

Child care is a major household expense for parents of young children.
In New Jersey, the average weekly price of full-time center-based care
for an infant 0-18 months in a center was $218.69 each week, or
$11,371.88 annually. For children ages 18 months to 2.5 years, the
average cost is $202.71 each week or $10,540.92 annually. The average
cost of care for a child aged 2.5 to 4 is $181.53 each week or $9,439.56
annually for full-time care. The average cost of care for a 4 or 5 year-old
in a center is $177.95 each week or $9,253.40 annually.


Download the 2009 PFP/NJACCRRA study of Essex Child Care costs here.

Download the 2009 NJACCRRA study of New Jersey Child Care costs here.

Download the 2011 PFP Study "WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN?  The State of Early Education and Child Care: 2011 Assessment of Essex Count"  here.