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Child care costs strain single income households




Home-based care provider Tonia McMillian transformed her attached garage into a child care space.
Home-based care provider Tonia McMillian transformed her attached garage into a child care space.
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For many single parents, this comes as no surprise: Rising costs and stagnating incomes have made child care the biggest expense for a family of three. 

This matters in California where one-third of all children live in single-parent households. About 3 million children are living in families relying on one paycheck, reports KPCC's Deepa Fernandes.

Read the full story: Child care costs eating close to 40 percent of single-income family budget