May 10, 2006,
J. asks from Fayetteville, GA on May 03, 2006
Going Rate for Day Care
was wondering if anyone know what the weekly "going rate" for in home day care is these days. thanks for your help!
M.W. answers from Denver on May 03, 2006
I have been researching my options for child care, since I will have a baby boy of a month old to find care for come August. I have found that in home care in Parker, where I live, is anywhere from $175 to $200 per week for an infant, and they usually have to charge full-time.
Through the Douglas County Child Care Association, you can call either Pam at ###-###-#### to find referrals for home providers in Castle Rock or Candy at ###-###-#### to find referrals in Parker.
Hope this helps!
D. answers from Denver on May 03, 2006
I am in the process of finding new day care right now, and have been making several calls. I'm looking for in-home daycare from a licensed person in Highlands Ranch, part-time, three days/week.
It seems to be more expensive for part-time, but we're seeing anywhere from $40-$50 per day.
Hope this helps!
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S.C. answers from Denver on May 08, 2006
I have a 2 year old and have used a few different in home daycares, both licensed and not. The going rate is $40-$50 per day. Right now we are using a licensed daycare in Highlands Ranch 2 days a week and I pay $45 a day. Hope that helps. I know that daycare centers are a lot more expensive. Good luck finding daycare is stressful! ; )
P.M. answers from Boston on May 03, 2006
We were paying $175 for an infant. I think that's lower than most. We really made out on the deal b/c she had a low ratio, was in a great home, was well-educated, and had tons of experience.
K. answers from Denver on May 10, 2006
This is a really good question and one I have struggled to find an answer to myself. I take my 20 month old son to home daycare on various days of the week, usually between 1-3 days a week. Because I'm not always gone the typical 8-9 hour day, the provider and I agreed on $5/hr. This usually includes snacks and lunch. From what I have heard though, this is on the cheaper end of things. We were taking him to another sitter who did not babysit anyone else. We started off paying her $5/hr (no meals) and she asked for $7/hr after a year, so we decided to switch.