#74 – Childcare Costs

Colorado families are forced to pay for household goods at horrifically high price thanks to Jared Polis. In yet another way that Colorado is too expensive for families, Colorado ranks 8th in the nation among the most expensive childcare. The average cost for infant childcare is $1,277 per month, costing 60.6% more than in-state tuition for colleges! Childcare for 4-year-old costs $1032 a month, or $12,390 for the year. Record inflation is killing family budgets and making it harder for them to provide for the care their kids need.

Polis wants credit for “universal” preschool education, but his law only provides for 10 hours a week, hardly enough to truly help out Colorado families. It also comes with a 100 million dollar price tag and yet another government agency.