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    Average Cost of Day Care?

    I am starting to look into day care. I'm due 5/4 and will only have 3 months maternity leave.

    What is the average day care cost (for newborns) for a day care center in your area so I can get an idea?

    How about average costs for private care in someone's home?

    A friend of mine has his son at a private home that is licensed and he pays $45 a day.

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    Me (30 something)
    TTC #1 for 14 months after not trying for 2 years.
    Bella was born 4/17/06!!


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    That sounds about right. I live in Calif. Teach, and pay most of my check to my care providers. Right now I'm working for the ins. it's good. If I knew we would'nt need some of the things my ins. provides I would continue to stay home. My children are 4, 3, and 2.

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    Weekly Rates in Florida for a newborn are about $197 a week. Private home is usually about $120
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    I don't know about private in-home care. Our area has remained pretty stable for infant daycare rates. Oldest son was $200/wk at his first daycare and youngest son will be $198/wk at the current daycare.
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    Thanks ladies! Day cares going to bankrupt me!
    Me (30 something)
    TTC #1 for 14 months after not trying for 2 years.
    Bella was born 4/17/06!!


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    I don't even want to tell you what we pay. It's $271/week for a newborn in our day care center. (I'm in Virginia, outside of DC.)
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    Hey Katie, I didn't realize you live in a neighboring state (I live in Annapolis). The private center for the girls is $265 for infants. In home was $207. I hate writing that check every two weeks.

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    Terri, I never realized that either!!
    It is an UGLY UGLY check. Luckily I get 10% off the two cheapest kids, and when the babies move up to the toddler room it'll get a little bit cheaper.
    They raised the rates for the Fall and I thought "Oh, 10 bucks a week, no big deal." Then I realized I have three kids and that it equated to over $120/month!
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    wow, I complain over nothing then. Luke has been in a in-home daycare since he was 3 months old and I pay $75/week. Daycare centers here ranging from $95/week to 157/week. Luke is currently in a daycare two days a week and it is 19.50/day. If I put him there full time it will be $85/week.
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    It definitely depends on where you live. I pay $110 a week for in-home care and that is pretty inexpensive around here. A center is about $150-170 a week. We pay over $10,000 a year in daycare-yikes!!
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