COST OF CARE

We work with the Minnesota Department of Human Services to conduct a child care rate survey regularly. The data collected impacts county child care reimbursement rates and is available as a resource for child care providers and parents.

Rate Information at Your Fingertips

Below you will find the average rates for family child care programs and child care centers in Minnesota as of September 2019. Rates for part-time and drop-in care may be higher than those listed.

For more information regarding child care rates in your area, contact your local Child Care Aware agency. You can find information on resources to help you pay for child care on the Parent Aware website.

Cost of Care Comparisons
METRO COSTS
Centers Family Child Care
Infant $342.00/week $189.00/week
Toddler $295.00 $180.00
Preschool $258.00 $170.00
School-Age $208.00 $150.00
OUTSTATE COSTS
Centers Family Child Care
Infant $216.00/week $142.00/week
Toddler $196.00 $136.00
Preschool $182.00 $131.00
School-Age $156.00 $118.00
STATEWIDE COSTS
Centers Family Child Care
Infant $310.00/week $164.00/week
Toddler $270.00 $156.00
Preschool $239.00 $149.00
School-Age $196.00 $133.00