Child Care Costs

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Child Care Costs
Mon, 11-05-2012 - 9:08am

A recent report by Child Care Aware of America confirmed what many parents already know -– child care is expensive. So much so that families in the majority of states across America spent more to leave their babies in daycare last year than it would have cost them to send a child to college.

Day Care Cost: Report Reveals Where Child Care Is Most And Least Affordable-


Will you be returning to work after baby arrives?  If so, will you be paying for child care?  Has the high cost of child care weighed into your decision to return or not?

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Registered: 05-18-2005
Mon, 11-05-2012 - 9:51am

Childcare easily runs $30-$40K per annum in my area.  We no longer worry about college, since we made it to school age for both kids without going bankrupt (and you don't get 17 years to save up for daycare!).

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