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  •  I don't understand these expenses, (5+ / 0-)

    "$30-40k a year for childcare, $16k a kid for PUBLIC preschool".  Is this for a nanny and preschool?  I'm confused, not trying to start anything.

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    by chemborg on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 06:50:35 AM PST

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    •  In California you pay for public pre-school (1+ / 0-)
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      and it was only 6 hours day (at least that was the case when I lived there). I had twins, it was around $16k for two kids. Our babysitter charged $20 an hour for 30-40 hours a week depending on when school was out. I had a home based business and worked a lot. If you figure in the health care I paid for our babysitter, it was actually a lot more.  

      If I had to be in court or mediation in the morning, the babysitter needed to be there to take the kids to pre-school, so that cost extra too as overtime. It was very expensive! And I rarely went out at night, so it wasn't like I was paying to party.

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      by ksh01 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 08:32:27 AM PST

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      •  in my city in california you paid for public (0+ / 0-)

        pre-school. I don't know if other California cities charged.

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        by ksh01 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 08:33:31 AM PST

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      •  Just goes to show you how much times have (1+ / 0-)
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        changed!  I grew up in California, my brother went to preschool  the year I started kindergarten (at 4, because of the cut-offs), and my parents didn't pay anything remotely close to 16k a year for his preschool.  This was in San Francisco in the 70's.  Boggles the mind!  My 10 year old went to one of the best preschools in Dallas and I only paid 7k a year, after school and summer included.  Crazy!  

        Culbert Olson is my hero!

        by chemborg on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:17:21 AM PST

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