Economics of Day Care Hurts New Families

Washington — It’s not the cost of diapers or even future college tuition that’s rattling Amber Sparks. “We basically had to remake our entire budget around day care,” said Sparks, 37, whose 3-month-old daughter began attending childcare this month when Sparks returned to work for a labor union in Washington. “We’ll eat out a lot less, and have a lot less discretionary spending. We live in an apartment building and I don’t think...

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