Cost of daycare vs. public school

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Cost of daycare vs. public school
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Wed, 01-28-2009 - 11:13am
It seems like a number of people SAH until the children are school age and then return to work. If the cost of public education were the same as that of daycare, do you think more people would continue to SAH to homeschool?
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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-20-2009
Mon, 02-02-2009 - 12:04pm

Not all WOHMs get a childcare tax credit.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 02-02-2009 - 9:24am

those benefits sound good..i'm always fascinated by how other countries rule school systems,childcare systems.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-20-2007
Sat, 01-31-2009 - 9:11am

i'm curious what your school system is like.

girls
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Registered: 05-14-2006
Sat, 01-31-2009 - 8:09am
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Sat, 01-31-2009 - 8:03am

childcare is a tax credit for woh families here,too.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-20-2007
Sat, 01-31-2009 - 6:03am

In Australia they have a CCB (child care benefit) that is available to almost everyone. They have changed the rules now ( you used to be able to get it even if you were not working or studying). Now you have to be doing some kind of work or looking for work or studying.

girls
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-20-2009
Fri, 01-30-2009 - 3:30pm
We all pay for poor children.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-20-2009
Fri, 01-30-2009 - 3:29pm
You don't think daycare should be subsidized why? So families will be more likely to have a SAHP?
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Fri, 01-30-2009 - 10:07am

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Not necessarily free, but I do feel that it's not right for it to cost the equivalent of an entire year of working-class income to have two children in daycare. I feel that both childcare and education should be highly accessible and affordable for ALL.

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That's not the same thing at all, since those programs require that you be suffering some sort of financial hardship in order to receive assistance. Last I checked, I went to public school even though my family was upper-middle class.

A working-class family shouldn't have to hunt and apply and beg to find affordable daycare. I think it might do a lot to stop the cycle of poverty if public daycare was as available as public school. The higher income and mid to upper-middle income folks would probably still prefer private daycares, but the lower-middle and working-class income folks would have more of a *real* choice between working and SAH, because no longer would the cost of daycare cancel out the income of many jobs.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 01-29-2009 - 8:46pm

i've been stirring over this because i do kwym.

 

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