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L. asks from Des Moines, IA on January 28, 2006
C. answers from Des Moines on January 30, 2006
When I was shopping around for in home daycare i found places from $120.00 a week to $185.00 a week. There are quit a few with waiting lists as well. THere is a resource to help you find them at http://www.centraliowachildcare.org/parent/index.html
Hope this all helps!
A.J. answers from Des Moines on January 28, 2006
When we did at home care for our son it ranged from about 22.00 a day to about 28.00 a day. That may have increased from 3 years ago, now he attends a center because we had some serious problems with at home centers here.
Hope that helps.
S.R. answers from Des Moines on February 10, 2006
L.C. answers from Des Moines on June 22, 2006
Wow... your post seems like a godsend almost. I am starting my own in-home day care in Indianola (right by the wal-mart actually). As far as rates, that depends on a few factors.
It depends on these things mainly:
*Age of child (or children).
*Part or full-time.
*Daytime, Evening or Overnight.
Let me know if this is enough info.
H. answers from Des Moines on January 30, 2006
I take my 3 month old to ChildServe in Johnston. We like it and I can tell she does too. We pay $190 per week, which I think is average. I know after they hit age two it drops in price. We looked at AppleTree and it was $210/ week.
S.M. answers from Des Moines on February 01, 2006
You can contact Central Iowa Child Care Resource and Referral at ###-###-####. They can give you up to 10 names of Registered and Non-Registered Home Providers and an average cost in a specific zip code. You can also look on the web site at http://www.centraliowachildcare.org
S. answers from Des Moines on January 29, 2006
I have used both in-home and center day care for my two children. I work in Waukee and both of these providers are also in Waukee. My in-home provider charges $140/week. I used a center on a drop-in/back-up basis, and for my two children, the full day fee was $75 or $10/hour for them both if I needed coverage for four hours. (Their regular rate was $5/hour.) Good luck with your search, and welcome to the DSM area!