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Old 01-25-2018, 01:24 AM
 
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I'm asking because I have friends who are paying what I think is an exorbitant amount for their less than one year old to go to daycare. They did a lot of scouting and found cheaper places and such and found people they really like in charge, but the idea of paying more than a thousand a month to look after a little blob of meat, albeit adorable, seems crazy to me.

This can't be normal, right? Are there programs or methods or something out there that isn't this costly in this city?
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Old 01-25-2018, 01:39 AM
 
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This can't be normal, right? Are there programs or methods or something out there that isn't this costly in this city?
There is always cheaper solutions with immigrant and illegal immigrants willing to be nanny. The bigger question is whether they are willing to take the risk. There was a famous story a few years back about a unlicensed day care.

A baby dies at day care and a mother asks why she had to leave him so soon

Unlicensed soho day care where infant boy died is shut
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Old 01-25-2018, 03:44 AM
 
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I'm asking because I have friends who are paying what I think is an exorbitant amount for their less than one year old to go to daycare. They did a lot of scouting and found cheaper places and such and found people they really like in charge, but the idea of paying more than a thousand a month to look after a little blob of meat, albeit adorable, seems crazy to me.

This can't be normal, right? Are there programs or methods or something out there that isn't this costly in this city?
our kids in nj pay 22k for a 5 year old and a 2 year old , our kids in scarsdale pay 30k for just a 4 year old .
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Old 01-25-2018, 08:24 AM
 
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It is unfortunate that parents these days choose to leave young children in other peoples hands. It does not take much to just take a break from work for a few years, and raise those "little blobs of meat" .
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Old 01-25-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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i disagree ,many of these day cares today are amazing and the kids learn so much more as well as get far better social environment skills .

when i was a parent we wouldn't think of putting our kids in day care but then again they were nothing like they are today .

all 5 of our grand kids were communicating via sign language they learned in day care before they were even 1 year old and could speak .

spending a few hours 5 days a week in a good day care setting has so many plus's to it . the kids have all kinds of experiences we could not give them at home as well as the social aspect of it . there are Montessori day cares where the little ones are already learning things they would in preschool but far younger .

only negative we have seen is they tend to get sick more being around the other children but i highly recommend these better day cares today and that is a big change of hats for us .
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Old 01-25-2018, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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our kids in nj pay 22k for a 5 year old and a 2 year old , our kids in scarsdale pay 30k for just a 4 year old .
Thats an extra salary! That daycare is what kills ppl. Its cheaper to have the wife stay home now. Or hopefully grandma or grandpa can get involved. Thats how it used to be back in the day anyway. Daycare back in the day was only for people whose hours were odd or had no family support.
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Old 01-25-2018, 08:37 AM
 
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When my daughter was 5 months old we were paying $1400/month in Staten Island. In Brooklyn at 3.5 we pay $950 but that is very low for the area my wife and I live in.
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Old 01-25-2018, 08:39 AM
 
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the waiting list to get kids in to these better day cares is amazing . you have to get on the list before you even want to send them .

sure , not everyone can afford to use these better day cares but if you can , i think they are very very good .

you have to earn enough to make it worth it . but there is no question those kids get a far better experience and gain skills we wouldn't even think of showing them at home .

in fact one of our little ones will stay in the day care which is also a school because while he is ready to go to kindergarten next year his skill level from daycare is already beyond kindergarten so he would just be bored and get nothing out of it . so he wlil continue on for now in their school which runs at a different pace and level .
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Old 01-25-2018, 08:39 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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$1,300 per month for a 2 year old in Rego Park, Queens.
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Old 01-25-2018, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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the waiting list to get kids in to these better day cares is amazing . you have to get on the list before you even want to send them .

sure , not everyone can afford to use these better day cares but if you can , i think they are very very good .

you have to earn enough to make it worth it . but there is no question those kids get a far better experience and gain skills we wouldn't even think of showing them at home .

in fact one of our little ones will stay in the day care which is also a school because while he is ready to go to kindergarten next year his skill level from daycare is already beyond kindergarten so he would just be bored and get nothing out of it . so he wlil continue on for now in their school which runs at a different pace and level .
Well thats like anything, the more you pay, the more you get
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