If children use state subsidies to help pay their childcare tuition costs the out of pocket cost (OPC) for the custodial parent is significantly lower than if they did not use subsidies. The OPC for the parent is a % of their monthly income & the subsidy covers the rest of the childcare tuition. Once child support is established the OPC for the custodial parent will increase since their monthly income increases with the support. That leaves the child support calculation inaccurate since the total OPC will then increase and the parent owing support would then owe more (vicious cycle). When calculating the children's overall childcare costs can it be calculated as to what the children cost w/o subsidies in order to get a more accurate figure so that the amount does not continue to change?