WPR News
3:41 am
Mon May 8, 2006

Cost of Daycare Exceeds Cost of College in WY, 42 Other States

Cheyenne, WY – A recent national report says the cost of
sending a preschool age child to day care in Wyoming exceeds the cost of sending a student to college in the state.
Parents of a 4-year-old in Wyoming pay an average of more than 54-hundred dollars a year for preschool care.
That's according to the o the study titled "Breaking the Piggy Bank: Parents and the High Price of Child Care," from the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.
At the University of Wyoming, meanwhile, a resident student
taking 12 credit hours per semester would pay just over 22-hundred dollars a year in tuition, while a student paying out-of-state tuition would pay just over 7 thousand dollars a year.
The study found that the cost of child care exceeded the cost of college in 42 states, including Wyoming.