Day-care costs and the economy

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Registered: 06-10-2003
Day-care costs and the economy
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Wed, 07-09-2008 - 1:10pm

The NYT had an article this weekend about raising the price of their day-care costs.

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Registered: 07-09-2008
Thu, 07-10-2008 - 10:39am
Wow! That's great, and he is ADORABLE! I'll look into that too. Thanks.
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Registered: 01-07-2007
Thu, 07-10-2008 - 10:47am
Thanks!
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Registered: 01-05-2000
Thu, 07-10-2008 - 11:24am

Like I said, my dc provider is very reasonable in cost. Most places start at $150 a week with no part time, even the home daycares. There also can be a sliding scale between infants and preschoolers, with infants costing more because of the adult:child ratio, diapers, etc. My dd paid $180 for her new born and $150 for the 3 yo at a center in Arizona. My sil (sam area as me) paid over $800 a month for dc (full time) and after school care for her 2 youngest.

Chris

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Registered: 11-20-2001
Fri, 07-11-2008 - 6:59am

Depends on where you live.

 

Linda - wife, mother, grandmum                     &nb

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Registered: 11-20-2001
Fri, 07-11-2008 - 8:56am

Just curious, are you a single mom?

 

Linda - wife, mother, grandmum                     &nb

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Registered: 01-07-2007
Fri, 07-11-2008 - 9:15am
No, I'm married.
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Registered: 05-09-2003
Wed, 07-16-2008 - 9:24am

wow- that would cost me $800 a week in day care. I would be PAYING to work (once you factor formula and diapers since I breastfeed and cloth diaper, plus vehicle costs and gas and work clothes, I would definitely be in the red.)

I chose to stay home with my children before I had them. I have years of daycare experience, mostly in the infant rooms and 4 YO rooms although I did sub in other classes. Although I was a good teacher and loved my children, having 10 babies to 2 teachers and 13 toddlers to 1 teacher and 16 2 YO to 1 teacher ect, they really didn't get the care they needed. I had planned on becoming a director and even took the courses and certification for it, but the thought of sitting in an office to talk to parents and manage teachers appalled me- I wanted to be with the kids as they got too little love and attention from the workers. The workers are just too overextended.

I think home care is great, a nanny is even better. And at $800 a week I could probably find one too. That is if I thought it was worth paying $800 a week for someone else to care for my children the majority of the day.

I would rather raise them myself. :)

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 07-16-2008 - 10:57am

As a former daycare professional yourself do you really believe YOU raised every one of those children who came through yoru doors? REALLY?

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 01-31-2005
Wed, 07-16-2008 - 11:45am

"I would rather raise them myself. :) "


Are you saying that people who use daycares are not raising their own children?


Don't make me break out math and statistics to calculate how much time WOHM actually are home with their children!

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Registered: 02-10-2007
Wed, 07-16-2008 - 12:11pm

In June I quit my job. After returning to work from Mat leave and having to pay $600 every two weeks for 3 children, I said NO WAY! My pay cheque was only $645-$650 every 2 weeks. That left me with $50. It made absolutly no sense. I can do a better job raising my children than anyone else. That price was an in-home private centre. So just think if that was a public licensed centre. This is the problem families are having. Have a family and pay the high prices or have no family because you can't afford it. I am currently still on a waiting list for susidized child care and it will probably take another year before I get it. I will just stay home their is no point working until my children are in full time school.


mm05

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