WWYD? If work paid for daycare.....

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WWYD? If work paid for daycare.....
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Tue, 10-16-2007 - 9:15pm

Ok lets stir up some debate.

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Registered: 12-06-2004
Tue, 10-16-2007 - 9:42pm

Well actually my work has a program that helps with daycare but I don't use it.

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Tue, 10-16-2007 - 9:42pm

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.

Chris

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Tue, 10-16-2007 - 9:43pm
I would be over the moon with happiness.




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Tue, 10-16-2007 - 10:17pm

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!).


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Wed, 10-17-2007 - 4:59am
Where I grew up, daycare is provided and heavily subsidized by the state and you pay on a sliding scale. A middleclass family will end up paying around 100-150 dollars a month for FT, high quality care. In addition, parents are entitled to a year of paid parental leave. As a result, most women work, but even if one parent SAHs, the kids usually attend daycare by the age of three. It is considered public preschool more or less.
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Wed, 10-17-2007 - 5:51am


Why do you get a discounted rate for not claiming it on your taxes?


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Wed, 10-17-2007 - 6:12am
Most likely it means that the provider does not declare it either.
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Wed, 10-17-2007 - 6:16am

That's what I was thinking, but I had to ask.

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Wed, 10-17-2007 - 7:24am
As a SAHM I voluntered for an organization that paid for my childcare (it was not
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 10-17-2007 - 7:47am
If I didnt have to pay the 1200 dollars daycare and after school care would cost me and I would still get paid to work?
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