Bargain childcare hunting!

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Registered: 05-14-2006
Bargain childcare hunting!
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Thu, 10-29-2009 - 10:04am

I posted about looking for new clients because I have two leaving..so I'm in the throws of looking and someone referred me.

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Registered: 09-11-2003
Thu, 10-29-2009 - 11:06am

I don't know if you are in the states or in Canada, but in the states, a struggling family may qualify for the state to help with child care payments. You would have to contact your own state or county to inquire what you as a provider may have to do in order to receive those families. In my state(wisconsin), those state pay families must find regulated child care(county certified or state licensed), and meet the income requirements & fill out all the paperwork, etc., then the payments go directly to the provider but the parent must pay the provider's amount that may not be covered by the state(co-pay). In WI, each family amount is figured according to that family income level, so payment rates vary from family to family as to what the state will and will not pay.(confusing).


Something to have this parent look into. Providers can't get the process going, it comes from the parent and the agency and the parent must fill out the appropriate forms and be approved, etc. (at least in my state).

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Registered: 02-20-2005
Thu, 10-29-2009 - 11:13am
Depending where you live that is the going rate here in my town....

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Registered: 02-07-2004
Thu, 10-29-2009 - 11:17am

Yes, times are tough, even for us providers.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 10-29-2009 - 11:44am

If she's eligible for subsidized help, she should apply.

Deb


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Registered: 05-14-2006
Thu, 10-29-2009 - 12:47pm

I live in CT (close to NY) and that is not the going rate.

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Thu, 10-29-2009 - 5:00pm
I get $125 a week here..I am in Coastal NC. The cost of living is quite low here so it works out but when

Tonya

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 10-30-2009 - 8:09am

It's frustrating when the most important thing for parents is how much our services cost.

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Fri, 10-30-2009 - 9:56am
Yes, for the same child here to be at a center subsidy would pay about $180 more a month. GRRRRRR

Tonya

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-30-2009 - 4:35pm

It's a shame that your subsidized childcare will only cover people on welfare after 5 yrs. There are so many struggling families out there that don't even qualify for that.


As far as the hourly rate, you didn't state what your expected hourly wages should be so it is hard to know what to say about that.


I currently make between $2.00-$2.47an hour

siiy 2009

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Registered: 04-19-2004
Fri, 10-30-2009 - 5:56pm

Okay, here's my take on this one. It is a pet peeve of mine when someone starts off by saying they are a single mom. I mean, it is a red flag as far as a business goes. You are telling me that you chose someone to father your child who no longer sees the child or has a job. B/c if he did have a job you would

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