I have two children. My daughter is in fist grade. My son is three years old and he goes to daycare five days a week. His daycare provider is a really, really nice lady from our community. She also keeps five other kids. Her daycare is located in her home, which has a fenced in back yard and lots of room for the kids to play. When he turns four, she’ll begin “school work” for a couple of hours a day. Our daughter went to the same daycare, and she was reading well before her fifth birthday. We love our daycare provider, and we feel good about leaving our son with her.
I’d be interested in finding out how much you pay, per child, per week for daycare. Here’s a quick poll. If you pay once a month, just estimate your weekly amount. Feel free to comment!
Edit: Do to SEVERAL email, I’ve changed the options. Apparently, in other parts of the country, daycare is very, very expensive!!! Please vote again!
Edit: It’s now September of 2009. My son is now in school – but our baby daughter is with the same provider.