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Daycare Owner Conflicted After Charging Single Mom $600 for Being Late


It's no secret that childcare costs are getting out of hand in the United States, with soaring costs fueled largely by a lack of supply. In Washington, D.C., for example, parents are spending an average of $22,631 a year per child according to the Economic Policy Institute. 

While many states come far under that number, childcare is still often a massive burden for lower-income parents. That's why one Reddit user felt so conflicted after charging a low-income mother $600 after she was late to pick up her child. 

Reddit user Aggressive-Airport took to the platform to explain the incident, and why they couldn't wave the fine. They start by explaining that they have fairly lax entrance requirements, that mean they attract a lot of lower-income families.