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Old 06-08-2007, 08:48 AM
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Hello...I am wanting to move to Houston from Indiana ASAP. Here, the cost of living is very cheap compared to other places. Child care here (full-time) is about $60-120 a week, depending on where you take your child. How much is the average child care program in Houston?
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Fortbendcounty View Post
on average it runs about $65 per week from what I have paid for my daughter.
I think it depends on how old your child is. We will be paying about 850/month for an infant in the upper kirby area.
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:51 AM
Location: Buda, Texas, Montgomery, Texas
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I am a licensed home daycare provider (although I will be leaving the business shortly). Average (Licensed) home daycare is between 125.00 - 150.00 for 0-3 years old. If you choose a public daycare such as Primrose or Childrens Courtyard, it's approx. 230./wk plus monthly supply fees etc. If your child is older, I owuld recomend the YMCA for after school and summer care, they are the most inexpensive and have thinbgs for the children to do.
You should google Texas dept of family and protective services and it will give you a list of licensed daycare providers in your area by zip code and their violations. Keep in mind, most violations are minor such as paperwork etc. YOu can then call the providers and find out how much they charge. Some provide formula while others don't.
Hope this helps!
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:40 AM
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Hello. I am paying $190 per week for my 11 month old. When she turns one, I'll be paying $170 per week.
Hope that helps
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:08 PM
Location: Inner Loop
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It varies on what you're looking for, the area of town, and the age. One facility I looked at was $225/wk for an infant and another was $125/wk for an infant. I know people pay anywhere from $500-1000/month!
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:36 AM
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I am fortunate that my daycare for my 2 month old is only$110 a week. It is in a nice subdivision as well. So it depends on the area you live and age of child.
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:27 PM
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Wow. No wonder Minnesota is the most costly state when it comes to daycare. Actually, the government recently form some kind of task force to study why it's so costly for daycare in MN and hopefully find ways to promote affordable daycare. LOL, I was debating really hard b/t working and staying at home b/c it doesn't make sense financially.
In Minnesota, I was paying $330 for my infant, $280 for my 3-year old at a daycare center. When I moved to Houston, it seemed to be a great deal. My kids are in KidsRKids, daycare center. They charge $220 for infant and $170 for 3-year old.

I guess there are better deals out there. I better keep looking.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:21 PM
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Inner loop you will find anywhere between $120 to $220 a week or possibly higher. My kid used to go to a montessori school near Rice Village between 15mo and 3 years and it started at about $1050, and every year would go down a bit to $975 (not including registration fee, and supply fees). Now I'm taking her to a different place near Buffalo Spwy for $880/mo - it's less expensive but they have all sorts of fundraisers that need parent's money and involvement. All in all - it's still less $ than hiring a nanny.
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