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Old 06-20-2007, 03:29 PM   #1
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How much do you pay for daycare?

I'm a daycare provider, in WI, and I'm thinking about raising my rate, which is currently $25/day. I've been doing daycare for 3 1/2 yrs and haven't raised my rates yet, so I feel like I'm due. I'm thinking about going to $30/day. Do you think that's reasonable? I'm a certified home daycare provider with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education! I really appreciate your comments & suggestions and I'm just curious to know how much other people pay for daycare in other areas of the country (as well as WI/MN). TIA!

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Old 06-20-2007, 03:32 PM   #2
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Re: How much do you pay for daycare?

Daycare here is 250-400 a week per child depending on where you go. So that is very reasonable to me.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:40 PM   #3
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Re: How much do you pay for daycare?

I charge $110 a week in Phoenix. I am MUCH more reasonable than most in my area.

I belong to a daycare providers board, if you are interested in joining or just lurking, let me know and I will give you the link.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:45 PM   #4
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Re: How much do you pay for daycare?

when my DC were in DCP

DD was $197/week (infant room)
toddler room was $187
early preschool was $177
pre-k was $167
DS was $167/week (preschool room)

You get the picture, but it was a nicer center that was accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children

Some of the other centers started with infant @ $150/wk and down from there and the not-so-nice places were $85/week & down, but if you didn't speak spanish you & your LO was SOL
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Re: How much do you pay for daycare?

I pay right around 1200 a month for 2 kids. One is just a year old and the other 3. $30 a day is about we are paying now per child (what it about equals out to anyhow).
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Re: How much do you pay for daycare?

Our old in-home provider was charging us $200 a week for the THEN 18month old and $100 a week for after-school care for the 6 year old. Oh yeah, we are in RI if that helps!
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:27 PM   #7
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Re: How much do you pay for daycare?

Thanks for your replies! So, it sounds like it is reasonable to ask $30/day, so I think that's what I'll go to now.
escapethevillage - I would love to check out that daycare providers board. You can PM me with the info you want to, or you can post it here. Either way!
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I do the same thing and charge $295 per week, for 40 hours. Anything over that is $10 an hour.
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Re: How much do you pay for daycare?

Where we are it's $900.00 per month for one non potty trained child.

That's a daycare center place though not a private individual.

Hence the reason why I stay home.
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Tampa, FL at St. Joesph's (hospital) Child Care Center
- $187/week in the infant room
- $182/week in the toddler room
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