U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that she will continue to push to make child care more affordable and accessible for working parents.

According to a 2012 report by Child Care Aware, a two-parent family in New York spent an average of 16.5% of their annual income on care for their infant. For a single mother in New York, the cost of care was greater than 57% of her income. The report claims that New York was ranked the second least-affordable in the nation for full-time day care for an infant.

In Central New York in 2012, there were over 56,000 families with children under six years old. For a year of care in a day care center, families spend an estimate of up to $10,244 for an infant, up to $9,692 for a toddler, up to $9,133 for a toddler 3-5 years, and up to $8,580 for a child age 6-12.

Gillibrand is championing legislation to address this as part of her American Opportunity Agenda.