The NYT had an article this weekend about raising the price of their day-care costs.
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Hi. I am a new mom and will be having my neighbor watch my son three days a week in her home once I go back to work when he is three months old. Any ideas what the going rates are for day care in the home? We are trying to figure out a fair price range. I know that the day care centers charge for full time whether the baby is there two or five days a week and they range from $800 to $1000 per month. I'd love some input. Thanks!
You need to call around to home daycares in your area. Here in San Diego county, the home daycare I used now charges $30 a day for part time (defined as 4 or less days a week) and $135 a week for full time (4-5 days a week, regardless of the number of hours per day). She is actually one of the cheapest in town as she keeps her prices down in order to accommodate lower income families. And she is also one of the few who takes state payments for daycare.
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