The State of Childcare Reimbursement in the U.S.

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The State of Childcare Reimbursement in the U.S.

The Bureau of Labor reports that in 2015 there are more than 30 million working mothers and fathers with children in the US. In 2014, 13% of state and local government industries had access to workplace-funded childcare. Only 10% of private industries had access to such funding. 

Following the State of the Union Address, President Obama proposed a childcare reimbursement and tax credit for working parents.  The President proposed a $3,000 tax credit per child for childcare. His proposal is meant to provide additional support for middle and lower-class working families.
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