Looking for Local Home-based Day Care for Our Twins

Updated on May 25, 2009
M.M. asks from Plano, TX
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Hello Everyone: We have had to let our in-home caretaker go this week unfortunately. We are looking for a home-based day care in Plano for our 9-month-old twins ASAP. We would prefer something in the $150/week/child range. A personal referral would be great since we really need someone mature, responsible, and recommended!

Thanks in advance for your help!

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answers from Dallas on

Hi M.,

I think Laura Stone in Plano is wonderful! My daughter went to her when I was working and we were thrilled with the quality of care she received. I believe Laura has 2 openings right now, but she usually fills up quickly. Her number is: ###-###-####.

Best of luck!



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answers from Dallas on

I dont know if you are willing to go to Carrollton at Marsh and Keller Springs or if that is to far but I use an In-Home daycare in the area I highly recomend. My son has been going there since he was 8 weeks old and he just loves it. She charges $165 a week which includes parents choice brand diapers and formula(trust me so worth it). Send me a message if you want her number or more information and I will be happy to give it to you.


answers from Dallas on

I belong to a number of associations of daycare providers and I can give you some names of registered providers.
M. Kleinfall ###-###-####
Elena Uyen Sik ###-###-####
Manju Arora ###-###-####
Deborah Fricke ###-###-####
Maria Whittingon ###-###-####
Please tell them Lonie I. sent you.




answers from Dallas on

C.'s Affordable Childcare

Phone number is ###-###-####

Registered in-home daycare provider with a live-in aid to keep the ratios low.

Focus on education, social and physical development.

Quality care at affordable rates.

Rate for both children would be $180.00 per week.

Address so you can mapquest is 3211 Clinton Street Sachse 75048

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