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Summer child care costs strain Arizona families
BGCMP offers affordable, safe and FUN camps at 12 Clubs
Arizona ranks among the least affordable states in the nation in terms of summer child care costs, according to a recent report. It comes from the left-leaning Center for American Progress, listing Arizona as the third least-affordable state.
According to the report, which uses data from the Afterschool Alliances “After 3 PM” survey, a typical Arizona family of four spends $4,382 on summer child care. That’s 33 percent of the income earned during the summer by average Arizona families of four.
All 12 Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix have space available for kids ages 6-12 in their all-day summer camp. For just $60 per week, kids can enjoy a safe place to play, learn and grow during the summer. All camps include breakfast and lunch and Clubs are open all day from 7am – 6pm to help parents.