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how expensive is daycare for a 8 month old

I'm looking to go back to school but I need to find a daycare for my daughter and I want to know what is the average I can expect to pay every month for it. I live in kansas, I'm not sure if this makes a difference or not.

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Asked by geekswife1031 at 12:11 PM on Jan. 20, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Just call around to different ones and get prices. I know that babies r more then older kids cause they need more help.

    Answer by dancer at 12:13 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Location does make a difference, as does time. How many hours are you planning to be gone?

    I'm in CA, so my numbers will be higher... but my best friend is paying $550/mo for 3 days a week. If it were 5 days she's pay $780/mo. Oh, and that's for a toddler. Infants cost more. Here, I believe it would be about $1000/mo for full time care.

    Answer by LeanneC at 12:14 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • It depends on if you use a center or in-home. You'll just have to call around. I would ask for referals in your area from other moms.

    Answer by bugfin at 12:15 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Here it's over $300 per week.
    (Northern Virginia)

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 12:16 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • In home or actual daycare prices vary.

    Answer by jdbrown21 at 12:17 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • omg I can't believe how much ppl charge for daycare... I am getting giped.. lol I ony charge 100 per week from baby till potty trained.. I am in michigan though

    Answer by randilinn at 1:20 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • My daughter is at daycare from 7-5:30, so all day and it is $210 a week. She is older now, but that is how much I paid when she was 8 months old. I live in Des Moines, so it maybe somewhat comparable to Kansas.

    Answer by moviemom22 at 2:36 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • I live in Austin, TX and it was $150 a week, she was open 7 am to 6 pm M-F.

    Answer by bethany169 at 3:17 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • thanks for the answers guys. I can not believe how expensive this will be, maybe I'll just put college off until she's already in grade school. I'll call around first like some of you suggested.

    Comment by geekswife1031 (original poster) at 5:16 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

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