When my husband and I lived in Syracuse, New York while attending grad school, there were three hours of each week that our son had to be in daycare. For the most part, our schedules could be arranged so that one of us could watch our son while the other attended class. We both worked on homework together after our son went to bed.
But there was that three hours each week that didn’t work out. That three hours each week cost us $200 a month, since we wanted our son at the best daycare/preschool, and we wanted one convenient to our apartment. We were relieved to move to Utah several years ago, where child care is much, much less expensive.
Child care costs are on the rise — just like almost everything else. For many consumers, child care is one of the costs that comes with raising children. And it can cost thousands of dollars a year. If you looking for a little break on your child care costs, here are 5 ideas:
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