|Posted on August 29, 2012 at 2:20 PM|
Your fee pays for:
Like other self-employed workers, Family Home Preschool providers do not receive the benefits many employees take for granted. These include:
These benefits often amount to as much as 35% of an employee's wages. Unlike other forms of self-employment Family Child Care is very restrictive. There is no room for growth. The state dictates the size of my business (max 6 children). Most people have a 40 hour work week. My week is 12/16 hours a day, 60-80 hours and up and that does not include our training, bookkeeping, paperwork, etc. A national survey found that regulated family childcare providers reported gross earnings of approx $15,000 per year ($4.81/hr).
I hope this gives you a better picture of the true cost of child care.
~ Rainbow Early Learning, Inc. - a Bilingual Family Home Preschool and Aftercare