Child Care Costs Rising

With the growing cost of child care, efforts are underway in Washington, D.C., to provide more financial supports for low-income and working families. One bill would expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit. Another, would increase grant money for federal child care programs. Carla Moquin with the Parenting in the Workplace Institute says it's also critical to provide other support, as a growing number of moms have opted out of the workforce in the past decade. She says having access to stable and high quality child-care is also vital for kids' life-long success, as much of a child's brain development happens by age five.