Hawai’i Ranks #10 in ChildCare

September 30, 2016

A new study, released this week by Care.com and public policy institute New America, provides a stateby- state ranking on child care. The ranking spans three big factors: cost, quality and availability.  According to the Care.com Care Index, Hawaii ranked #10 in child care.

Below is a synopsis of the report with a link to more details.

Hawaii Ranked 10th in the Country for Child Care

Source: Care.com

A new report ranks Hawaii as the tenth-best state in the country for child care.

According to the Care Index from Care.com, the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care, Hawaii ranks tenth in the country for child care — based on cost, quality and availability. With families paying an average of $28,888/year for a nanny and $10,604/year for in-center care, Hawaii came in eighth in the country for cost, first for quality and 49th for availability.

On average, the cost of child care in Hawaii is about 25% of the median household income of $71,223.

Who topped the list? Connecticut was ranked the best state for child care, followed by a number of states in the Northeast. In fact, Minnesota and Hawaii were the only two states on the Top Ten List not located on the East Coast. See the complete Care Index child care rankings and methodology.