Ok lets stir up some debate.
Well actually my work has a program that helps with daycare but I don't use it.
No amount of money would have made dc a viable choice for Erica. And I changed jobs because the company that bought out the one that I worked for wouldn't work around my dcp's schedule. Instead of finding another dc, I found another job.
The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett
Cost is irrelevant to us with regard to day care. We wouldnt have done it with the twins if it were free, or even if we were *paid* to put our kids in:) Wasnt worth the risk (RSV; etc; preemie twins). We personally werent comfortable with outside the home other care for them, and won't be for our son due next month. I like my babies close by:) When they are preschool age I'm very happy to send them part time, and in fact they are loving it (3 half days a week). But anyway, we arent the norm in that money really wasnt an object to us. We just did (and will do) what we thought was best and for us, that's in home with a parent or nanny (with the parent around!).
Why do you get a discounted rate for not claiming it on your taxes?
That's what I was thinking, but I had to ask.