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how much have you paid for child day care per week? or 2 weeks?

i have a 8 month old and a 2 year old, and was wondering when i start looking for a job, how much would i be expecting to pay? i know its different per place, but was curious as to what you have paid.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:12 PM on Aug. 22, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • For an infant where I am in Texas it ranges from $700-$900 a month. It gets cheaper as the child gets older. I think a family member of mine was paying $550 for her toddler.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • depends on the area. my day care is $200 for infants, $175 for toddlers and $165 for 2 year olds. Those are per week rates.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:22 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • you have to look around. I'm in CA and pay 300-400 a month for 2 full days. But that is CHEAP. Most are 900-1000 for part time and more for full. I just have a great in home care provider!! :) I looked FOREVER too LOL!
    Serena_Daal

    Answer by Serena_Daal at 11:26 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • $80 from 6am till 6pm.
    SalemWitchChild

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 11:41 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • Mine was $105/wk the last year my son was there, and it went up about $5 per year. It was a licensed in-home preschool as opposed to one of the chain ones. Those places are ridiculous.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:18 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • I started out paying $99 a week for an infant. Then I switched and the fee was $112 and increased to $120. When we finaly switched again to preschool with extended care it is about $200 a week for one child.
    frogdawg

    Answer by frogdawg at 7:19 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • I pay right at $700 a month for preschool and childcare for my 2 and 4 year olds combined. They are there from about 7:30 am till right at 5:00 pm.
    ljmcmichael

    Answer by ljmcmichael at 11:17 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • At my son's daycare, we started out at $110/wk, then when he moved to the next stage (age), it dropped to $102.50 (but due to a rate increase has gone up to $107.50). It will lower again once he moves to the age 3s room, but I'm not sure how much.

    Previous daycares/sitters were $125, $115 and $120 per week.
    mama2conor

    Answer by mama2conor at 1:51 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

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