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the Price of Daycare for One Child between 13 and 24 months

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$ 1018
Mar 2008
mount laurel, nj
18 months
Monthly daycare service for our young toddler  more... close row
$ 200
Mar 2008
Denver, CO
20 months
In-home childcare with a licensed childcare provider  more... close row

Description of service

In-home childcare with a licenced childcare provider. Our provider's hours are from 7:00am to 5:00pm but don't be late! She provides all meals, snacks, & juice/milk. She also has a preschool program that she does with the kids. There are currently 3 children under the age of two and two children over the age of two. Providers in this area typically get paid holidays and 1-2 weeks PAID vacation.

Review of Service

This is our 3rd childcare provider in 18 months and by far the best (and most expensive). We prefer in-home childcare as opposed to the "big box" daycares which seem impersonal and breeding grounds for germs. Rates in the Denver metro area for in-home childcare run about $165-$220 per week for a child under the age of two. Denver experiences shortages in childcare for the under two crowd because the state limits the number of children a provider can have based upon their experience. Our provider is wonderful and our son adores her and the other kids. She has craft time and learning time so it's like pre-preschool for my 20 month old. My only issue is with the paid holidays and vacations. This seems to be the norm around here as childcare providers believe they should be treated like normal employees. The problem is that I don't get two weeks paid vacation so why should my childcare provider receive it? I have to use all of my vacation to cover her vacation which doesn't seem quite fair. Other than that we are very happy with our daycare provider and we feel she is worth every penny.


Get on a waiting list! Good providers are hard to find and when you find one by all means hold onto them. This may mean giving them a deposit to hold your spot.

Go with your gut feeling. If something doesn't feel right trust yourself and keep looking.

Make a list of questions to ask in the interview. Does the provider get paid holidays? If so, which ones? Does she charge a fee if you are late picking up your child? What is her sick child policy? Will she turn away a child with a runny nose?

$ 1080
Mar 2008
Bloomfield, NJ
15 months
Monthly childcare for young child  more... close row
$ 25
Mar 2008
New Castle, PA
20 months
Hard to find reliable care  more... close row
$ 30
Mar 2008
West Grove, Pa
19 months
Daily care for young daughter  more... close row
$ 90
May 2008
South Point, Ohio
State certified day care center  more... close row
$ 300
May 2008
San Diego, CA
22 months
Child care in yoiur own house much easier  more... close row
$ 80
May 2008
Sterling, Illinois
24 months
One week of daycare at two dollars an hour  more... close row
$ 40
May 2006
Audobon, NJ
14 months
A day care where child does not need to be potty trained  more... close row
$ 0
Oct 2010
City, State
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$ 120
Apr 2007
Warren, AR
15 months
One week of child care not including diapers or baby food  more... close row
$ 145
Apr 2008
Buford, GA
18 months
Payment in advance to secure your spot  more... close row
$ 5
Mar 2008
18 months
In home child care for young daughter  more... close row