Child Care's Bottom Line | PDX Parent

Portland residents Beth Borts and Tom Aguilar started looking for child care as soon as they found out Beth was pregnant. As they visited various programs, sticker shock set in. “We didn’t realize how much it would be for quality care,” said Borts, a sales and events manager at McMenamins Kennedy School in Northeast Portland. But it soon sunk in: Their monthly child care bill would rival their mortgage. The annual cost would exceed tuition at a state university.