The New America Care Report was covered in Bloomberg:
Americans looking for an affordable, high-quality caregiver for their kids will be hard-pressed to find one in any U.S. state, according to one of the broadest studies of its kind.
Full-time care in a center for children age 4 or younger costs more than average in-state college tuition, while an in-home caregiver costs 53 percent of U.S. median household income, according to a report Wednesday from New America, a Washington-based research organization. The study used proprietary data from the online marketplace Care.com Inc., a survey of 15,000 households, and publicly available figures from the Census Bureau and Child Care Aware of America.
Quality as measured by accreditation and user reviews, and availability as measured by the ratio of childcare workers to young children, is also inconsistent across the country; no state scores well across the board for cost, quality and availability, the report says.