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Old 09-07-2014, 07:10 PM
 
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Adding to TC's comments regarding day care vs. preschool, even most day care settings will incorporate preschool type learning activities so you often cannot really tell the difference based on the curriculum -- the major difference is how long the children spend in the facility.
I agree with SMS. In my experience most of the larger daycares - especially those with accreditation - incorporate a complete preschool curriculum into part of the day and provide basic childcare/babysitting as well - not an either/or. I would also question the comment on potty training being required by most preschools. It is true that many preschools require 3 year olds to be potty trained, but many do not. I don't know any that require 2 year olds to be potty trained...that's a pretty tough admission standard for a two year old.

Finally I would add that most of the church run preschools that I am familiar with are pretty light on religion. If you don't want your child exposed to it at all, then I guess you might want to avoid a church preschool, but truly the exposure at most schools I've toured or attended is very very minimal.

As for cost - two or three day a week preschool in my area is about $300-500 month...that is for 3-5 hours a day, 2-3 days a week. Many 4- and 5-year old programs are 5-days and run 500-700/month for 3-5 hours a day. Full time daycare - 5 days a week, 8-10 hours a day - is about $900-1300 a month, depending on the child's age. Infant care costs more.
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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Hello vpr555
We have recently started looking for a daycare for our 18 month old son. Which daycare did you finally settle on ?
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:57 PM
 
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Hello vpr555
We have recently started looking for a daycare for our 18 month old son. Which daycare did you finally settle on ?
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