How expensive is preschool in your area?

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Registered: 09-30-2011
How expensive is preschool in your area?
Tue, 01-22-2013 - 1:56pm

I just finished watching "Nursery University", a documentary about the cut-throat process of trying to get your child enrolled in private preschool in the New York area. I was astounded at what these parent go through! Things like :speed-dialing a school over and over in hopes of getting past a busy signal just to get an application, agonizing over word choices when filling them out, spending hundreds, sometimes thousands or dollars just in admission fees or donations to a school. Wow. 

What's it like in your "neck of the woods"? I live in Louisiana and thankfully, I did not experience anything near that cost or time committment!! It's preschool, not college, for goodness sakes!


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Registered: 01-24-2012
Fri, 04-05-2013 - 6:55pm

Wow! Makes me VERY glad that I run my own home daycare/preschool. There's no way we could afford even close to that.

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Registered: 01-23-2012
Fri, 04-12-2013 - 2:04am

Oh my word, I don't remember the exact cost of the preschools around here but it definitely wasn't in the thousands! That would be more than our mortage payment!