How Much Does a Day Care Charge?


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The average cost of daycare is $100 to $400 a week, according to About.com Child Care as of June 2014. This cost depends on the age of the child, the daycare center and whether or not other expenses are included.

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Daycare prices are higher for infants because of the extra care they require, including more frequent diaper changes, nurturing and hands-on care. Additional fees that may be included in the daycare rate include diapering, laundry if cloth diapers are used, meals, education and/or development training. Home-based daycare centers usually cost less than large daycare centers. These rates are also per child, so expect to pay more for multiple children.

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