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Old 02-15-2013, 10:07 AM
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melilley melilley is offline Member
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Originally Posted by bunnyslippers View Post
I charge the highest rate in my area. I am about $10 higher per day than other home child cares. I have a Master's degree in education, and my program is excellent. When parents question my rates, which is not often, I usually reply with, "If you are looking for cheap child care, then I am not the right fit for you. I am expensive, and your child getw what you pay for." It works like a charm...I am always full with a waiting list!
Wow, congrats on your Master's degree! I have always wanted to go back to school and at least get a bachelor's degree, but never did. I wish I could charge a higher rate, but there are soooo many homes and centers around me-I live in the state capital. And there are many low income families that could not afford a much higher rate-competition is fierce! There are 146 (more opening daily) licensed homes just in the city! Maybe once I'm established I could charge more? But I do refuse to charge on the lower end!
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