COST OF CARE

We work with the Minnesota Department of Human Services to regularly conduct a child care rate survey. 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 weekly rates for family child care programs and child care centers in Minnesota as of April 2018. 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.

Cost of Care Comparisons
METRO COSTS
Centers Family Child Care
Infant $340.00 $188.00
Toddler $293.00 $179.00
Preschool $257.00 $169.00
School-Age $208.00 $149.00
OUTSTATE COSTS
Centers Family Child Care
Infant $216.00 $142.00
Toddler $195.00 $135.00
Preschool $181.00 $130.00
School-Age $154.00 $118.00
STATEWIDE COSTS
Centers Family Child Care
Infant $310.00 $164.00
Toddler $268.00 $156.00
Preschool $238.00 $149.00
School-Age $196.00 $132.00