MCCA In the News – Fate of 2024 Child Care Affordability Push

May 2024

Brittany Kjenaas and her husband live with their 3-year-old daughter in northern Minnesota, where they pay more for child care than they do for their mortgage. Kjenaas, a health care supply manager, and her husband, a miner on the Iron Range, cite their day care bills as the primary reason they've abandoned plans to have any more children.

"We waited until we were in our 30s to start a family and ... it's not an exaggeration to say that the decision was based on the cost of child care," she said. "She is our only child, and unless something changes in the cost of child care, she will remain our only child." Click here for additional information.