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Finding Childcare

I was able to find childcare services through my aunt. The childcare provider she used for her second child was still in the area and close to my home. We visited with her and was sold. I think we were sold because she attend church regularly and her ...
—Anonymous

Benefits of on-site daycare

I am one of the fortunate people who have a daycare at my place of employment. I can't tell you how much of a benefit that is for me. It is so valuable to have direct access to my child any time during the day whether it is to visit, have lunch, watch ...
—SheriUtah

As a grandmother I had t...

As a grandmother, I had the opportunity to see 1st hand the struggles of my daughter's trying to find trustworthy, affordable daycare for my grandshildren. My husband and I even picked up the cost of the $150-$225 weekly daycare so that my daughters ...
—CherylTexas

A struggle to find affordable quality childcare

As a recent PhD graduate, I've been looking for full-time work while struggling to manage an active 2 year old daughter. I am fortunate to have a grandmother nearby who watches my daughter twice a week. Without her, I would not be able to apply for ...
—ShelbyNorth Carolina

What do parents do now?

When my first child was about to enter preschool, we did not know what to do. We could not afford a private preschool but we also did not qualify for Head Start. We found out about a public preschool (Heritage Child Development Center) that sounded great ...
—Lisa Michigan

Raise the bar

We have been fortunate to find great child care centers in MA, GA, and NY (we moved a lot), with developmentally appropriate curriculum, good staff/child ratios, healthy food, and a safe environment. However, without dual professional incomes, we couldn't ...
—AnonymousNew York

I work full-time and make less than $500/mo after childcare.

Well, I guess I'm one of the "lucky" ones in the working middle class who makes just enough money to justify keeping a job and placing my two children in daycare. We couldn't afford full time care for both. So for three days a week , childcare costs more ...
—JeannineNorth Carolina

I work full-time and make less than $500/mo after childcare.

Well, I guess I'm one of the "lucky" ones in the working middle class who makes just enough money to justify keeping a job and placing my two children in daycare. We couldn't afford full time care for both. So for three days a week , childcare costs more ...
—JeannineNorth Carolina

Remortgaging for childcare

After about five years of paying for full-time child care that I couldn't afford, I had to remortgage the house to get out of the debt that I had incurred. I was working full-time out of necessity,and therefore paying for full-time child care of necessity. ...
—AnonymousPennsylvania

Having children in Marin County

We live in Marin County and childcare here costs atleast $15 per hour for a babysitter. Of course you can find lower, but they usually don't speak English. I don't make much more per hour than they do so it was pointless for me to work and just hand ...
—AnonymousCalifornia

Teachers affording childcare? Yeah right...

I was a teacher at the local high school for 7 years. When I got pregnant for the first time, I wanted to do everything...continue teaching in my FFA program AND raise a baby. Turns out it was a hard match. Adding my daughter to my health insurance ...
—MichelleArizona

I have had all the emotio...

I have had all the emotions when it has come to day care for my children, I had refused to pay all the little extra on top of my weekly fee for day care when my two older boys where in day care, so because of it , I went to pick my kids up on a Friday ...
—LatoshaOhio

Because the cost of childcare is so high, it sometimes is not worth it to work.

I want to share a quick story. I started my federal career in November of 2005 as a federal contractor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I had 2 little ones when I started working and during my time working at CDC I conceived another ...
—LaSheaGeorgia

The Cost of Childcare is Crippling American's Middle Class.

The cost of childcare is an enormous burden to my family. Both parents have to work but the cost of childcare ($13,000 for childcare/preschool and $3,000 for aftercare) has meant that we have fallen deeper and deeper into debt.

For the past year ...

—JenniferNew Jersey

The Cost of Childcare is Crippling American's Middle Class.

The cost of childcare is an enormous burden to my family. Both parents have to work but the cost of childcare ($13,000 for childcare/preschool and $3,000 for aftercare) has meant that we have fallen deeper and deeper into debt.

For the past year ...

—JenniferNew Jersey

Childcare Costs

I have been unable to afford childcare for over a year now. Because, childcare is so cost prohibitive in Los Angeles, it is more cost effective to stay home than to work. I have many friends in the same position and all of us had to give up our jobs ...
—AnonymousCalifornia

Who can you trust to take of your precious children ?

I was a single parent with four children, ages 2 -10. ( I had left an abusive husband and was supporting all the children on my own.) I had a terrible time finding a day care provider, but was told that this certain provider was one that the Social Services ...
—JulieCalifornia

As two professionals livi...

As two professionals living the American Dream (well, sort of--too bad about that mortgage thing and associated housing bubble) we need to work. We have a pre-K and an infant. Finding decent day-care is like scouring the classified ads for '58 Buick ...
—AnonymousWashington

Who can you trust to take of your precious children ?

I was a single parent with four children, ages 2 -10. ( I had left an abusive husband and was supporting all the children on my own.) I had a terrible time finding a day care provider, but was told that this certain provider was one that the Social Services ...
—JulieCalifornia

I found a great family da...

I found a great family day care provider near my house, but it costs a quarter of my monthly income (and a quarter of my wife's income) in order to afford her great services. And she's one of the cheapest options we found in the area!
—AnonymousMassachusetts
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