No family should pay more than 7 percent of their income on child care and all child care teachers and providers must be paid at least a living wage.
Single parents in Nevada pay more than a third of their income for infant child care.
Meanwhile, even with the high costs, People who work full-time caring for kids in a child care center are paid on average $22,000 a year in Nevada.
Jasmine is a single mom in Las Vegas working three jobs. Last year she was scheduled to work a specific shift last minute and didn’t have child care. She ended up paying more for child care than she was paid for those hours. This is a common story in Nevada.