Big-Box Daycare

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Registered: 07-04-2007
Big-Box Daycare
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Sun, 12-09-2007 - 8:24am
In my area we have home based day care and private locally owned group day care.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 12-09-2007 - 10:29am

I think like any franchise there are good ones and bad ones -- I"d investigate it the same way I'd investigate any other day care setting and if I felt it met my needs and the needs of my child then I'd be ok with it. I don't think I'd rule it out just BECAUSE it's a national chain.

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Registered: 07-04-2007
Sun, 12-09-2007 - 10:48am
Do you have some experience with these big corporations coming into a community?
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Registered: 08-14-2007
Sun, 12-09-2007 - 11:00am

I don't think a corporate business model is inherently counter to the goals of a quality child care.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Sun, 12-09-2007 - 11:13am
We had a great experience at Bright Horizons in DC.
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Registered: 03-31-2003
Sun, 12-09-2007 - 11:31am

I have no had experience with them, with the exception of checking out their prices.

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Registered: 07-04-2007
Sun, 12-09-2007 - 11:43am
Currently, my DCP could raise her rates but she keeps them lower than others and pays her staff more.
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Registered: 08-14-2007
Sun, 12-09-2007 - 11:46am
Yeah, because ALL corporations are in it to bilk their customers and screw the United States. BAER.
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Registered: 07-04-2007
Sun, 12-09-2007 - 1:11pm
hmm, not sure what screwing the US has to do with this perhaps you could explain.
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Registered: 08-14-2007
Sun, 12-09-2007 - 1:26pm

<<not sure what screwing the US has to do with this perhaps you could explain.>>


Did you not say "take

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Sun, 12-09-2007 - 2:00pm
It *could* also mean an affordable health plan or 401k benefits for the day care workers.

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