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Re: daycare costs

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Posted by Shana on September 04, 2003 at 14:09:10:

In Reply to: daycare costs posted by Amberlynn on September 04, 2003 at 12:44:08:

: Hi,I would like to know why is daycare so expensive?My dh's son's mom called him today and said that his daycare costs 200 a week.I know that it's kid's being taken care of,but why so much.He's almost 5yrs old.Shouldn't he be in head start or something.I think that is outrageous.My dh can't even afford to pay bills,but she so calls makes more $ than us,but wants him to pay for dc.And what is a voucher?

I have to agree with Mel, consider the type of care they are getting for the cost. The workers do need to make a living. Down here (Florida) it runs on average $125 a week for an infant up to $200 a week for a great center! I know other areas are higher due to the cost of living. I would check into the daycare and find out what is costing so much. Down here a center that charges such an amount, the employees usually have a degree in child dev, etc. Good luck!

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