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Old 10-12-2015, 09:06 AM
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Default Rates Too Low???

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I have recently started my family daycare up back up after being closed for about 6 years. I am using the same rates as I did back then and have been told my prices are amazing. I have decided to charge what others charge in my area but no one is willing to share their prices and I do not feel comfortable lying to these providers and pretending I would like to inquire about care. I feel it is best to be honest.

Anyways, I live in VA near Virginia Tech and was wondering if anyone knows the going rates around here. I am changing my rates with new contracts and updated handbook in 2016 and need help-.

Newborn - 23 months- $110.00 a week
24months - and up - $100.00 a week

I know they are too low but what is resonable??
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:51 AM
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Not sure for your area, but I live in a low cost of living area and charge $30 a day for all ages ($650 a month). I charge more for part time.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:12 AM
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Is there a child find service in your area that helps people find childcare? Many times they have providers listed in their database and prices are listed online.

I was at a training a week ago . One provider said during lunch " OK, anyone want to share their rates ?" For us we are not supposed to let other providers know our rates ( per regs) because the state does not want price fixing or whatever . But some providers starting saying what their range was .Found out I am $25-$50 lower than the other prices mentioned . It is hard to figure out prices if you are not allowed to ask others.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:22 AM
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I live in TN and charge 130 week in an area that gets 100-125 week (in home) for licensed exempt providers... By VA Tech I would think you would get at least that. Offer Game day services on the weekends too... I know that area books up like crazy for home games (I've stopped there on the way to MD enough times to know lol)
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:04 PM
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Where we are, those rates are less than half. Centers charge 1000, 110, 1200, on up for one month.
FCC's are only slightly less or sometimes more! I just looked up a couple of our local FCC websites. One lady is $86/day- for whatever number of days you contract for- not drop in. Meaning a full timer is $340/week.
This is in ca
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:25 PM
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Tuition rates at Rainbow Riders Child Care Center, Blacksburg:

How does what you offer compare?
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