A new report done by KIDS COUNT Montana lays out challenges parents face when securing child care in Montana. According to the report Montana averages just one child care slot for every three kids under the age of six. It also found the average wage for a childcare worker was just under $11 an hour, or about $23,000 a year. According to MTN News that is less than half the wage of a kindergarten teacher and just barely above the poverty level for a family of three.
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