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Child Care Costs in Minnesota

Average Weekly Cost of Child Care

Below are some average ranges of weekly child care costs in Minnesota as of July 2013. Rates for part-time and drop-in care may be higher than those listed below.

Metro Centers Family Child Care
Infant $306.37 $173.87
Toddler $259.37 $163.46
Preschool $230.20 $154.44
School-Age $203.00 $138.29
Outstate Centers Family Child Care
Infant $190.89 $130.80
Toddler $171.09 $124.89
Preschool $158.35 $120.29
School-Age $141.17 $111.65
Statewide Centers Family Child Care
Infant $267.37 $149.76
Toddler $230.29 $142.38
Preschool $206.38 $135.75
School-Age $181.70 $123.22

For more information regarding child care rates in your area, contact your local Child Care Aware agency. To find this contact information click here.

 Financial Aid For Child Care

Visit the following pages: information about Federal Tax Credit, Tax-free accounts, Using tax credits, Sliding fee tuition and more