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Jill Courtney, right, shops for school supplies for her sons, Will, left, and Reid, not seen, at a Target store in St. Joseph, Mo. July 30.  (AP Photo/St. Joseph News-Press, Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)
Jill Courtney, right, shops for school supplies for her sons, Will, left, and Reid, not seen, at a Target store in St. Joseph, Mo. July 30. (AP Photo/St. Joseph News-Press, Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)
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Report: Cost to raise today’s child tops $245,000

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.

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Baby-Sitting in New Jersey Averages $16 an Hour [AUDIO]

New Jersey and New York City residents have some of the highest costs of living in the nation, which is why it comes as no surprise that baby-sitting rates in the region are on the high side as well, averaging $15.34 an hour for one child according to UrbanSitter's 2014 Childcare Rate Survey.

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NJ Child Care System Needs Help, Report Says [AUDIO]

New Jersey's youngest children aren't getting the quality attention and resources they deserve in child care and preschool, according to a new report from Advocates for Children of New Jersey.

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NJ Child Care Providers Need Help, Report Finds

On the heels of Gov. Chris Christie's budget address, a new report finds many child care providers are operating on "shoestring budgets" that prevent them from delivering the best possible care to New Jersey's youngsters.

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NJ Parents Spend Almost a Quarter of Annual Salary on Child Care

It is recommended that parents should spend no more than 10 percent of their annual income on child care. A new special report released by Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) reveals the typical Garden State family is shelling out more than double that amount.

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Child Care Costs Keep Rising: Report [AUDIO]

The cost of child care is putting a lot of pressure on already-struggling families, and the price continues to rise, according to a new report from Child Care Aware of America.

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How Much Does Day Care Cost in NJ? [AUDIO]

How much do you pay for child care? A new report finds in New Jersey, it may exceed the cost of your living expenses.

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