The costs associated with raising a child can quickly reach exorbitant levels when factoring in food costs, school tuition, expenses of living, and many other variables worth taking into account. In fact, according to a report titled, “The Cost of Raising a Child” that was conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it was found that, “Middle-income, married-couple parents of a child born in 2015 may expect to spend $233,610 ($284,570 if projected inflation costs are factored in*) for food, shelter, and other necessities to raise a child through age 17.” Most surprisingly, however, is the fact that this statistic does not factor in college tuition as part of the total cost of raising a child.
As you can see, raising a child is far from affordable, so saving money at every turn is of utmost importance to families who are conscious of their income and spending habits. However, in order to earn money to pay for the costs associated with raising a child, you may be required to work during the day while your child is looked after at a daycare or learning center. Finding cost-effective child care services can be difficult, which is why Valley Child Care & Learning Centers is dedicated to providing parents with affordable child care rates while helping their little one develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. If you are interested in learning more about day care costs and finding affordable care for your child, continue reading more below!
Why We List Our Rates
We know that many parents worry about child care costs, especially if you are unsure of what the day care or learning center in question offers. That’s why Valley Child Care & Learning Centers is transparent about our rates and services pricing. Not only do we outline everything that is included with your child’s tuition, we even list the varying prices for each of our day care and learning center locations. Many parents who pay for their child to attend day care are not fully aware of the services they are paying for or where their money is going. We are straightforward with our prices to help ease any worry that you may have about paying for your little one’s tuition.
Cost of Child Care Around the Country
When examining the cost of child care around the country, it becomes apparent that child care may not be feasible for many families. For example, the annual cost of infant care in one of the major cities in the United States, according to the Economic Policy Institute, can reach upwards of $23,000. To put this cost into perspective, the median annual cost of housing in the same major city is approximately $17,500. This means that “A minimum-wage worker… would need to work full time for 54 weeks, or from January to January of the following year, just to pay for child care for one infant.” Luckily, the cost of child care in Arizona is not nearly as drastic.
According to a recent study published in 2016 by Child Care Aware, “a single parent pays 40 percent of their income for infant care. Married parents who live at the poverty line and have two children pay nearly 89 percent of their income for center care. The cost of childcare for two children in Arizona is almost twice the annual cost of college tuition at a four year college.” After learning these statistics, you can begin to see why it is crucial for parents to find affordable child care for their little one. Fortunately, Valley Child Care & Learning Centers is mindful of the financial strain learning centers can put on families, which is why we provide families with the peace of mind they deserve by listing all of our prices and included services directly on our website.
Valley Child Care & Learning Center’s Cost Breakdown
As one of the leading day care and learning centers in Phoenix, Glendale, Anthem, and the surrounding areas of Arizona, Valley Child Care & Learning Centers has ten convenient locations for families to choose from. Since each of our daycares and learning centers offer a different list of services and activities, rates may vary slightly based on location. However, we work hard to provide parents with the most affordable child care services possible while offering a full lineup of fun activities designed to stimulate your child’s cognitive development. Below, you will find an outline of our weekly rates for our day cares and learning centers located throughout Arizona.
Daycare and Learning Center Pricing (Prices May Vary Based On Location)
- Infants: $190.00 – $260.00
- 1 Year Olds: $180.00 – $235.00
- 2 Year Olds: $170.00 – $230.00
- 3-5 Year Olds: $160.00 – $225.00
- School Age Full Day: $160.00 – $225.00
- After School: $125.00 – $135.00
Affordable, Nutritional Food
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Eating a healthy breakfast is associated with improved cognitive function (especially memory), reduced absenteeism, and improved mood. Adequate hydration may also improve cognitive function in children and adolescents, which is important for learning.” We realize that nutrition is a key component to a child’s cognitive function and development, which is why we include daily breakfast, lunch, and a variety of snacks for your child, free of charge. We also make sure that all of our meals are in accordance with USDA requirements, and are both healthy and nutritious for your youngster.
This is just one of the ways we pass on value to parents, so that they don’t have to worry about their child receiving the nutritional food their growing bodies require. In fact, we even offer free breakfast to parents if they would like to eat with their little one in the morning. To view a sample menu of our breakfast, lunch, and snacks, simply click here!
As you can see, while it may be expensive to raise a child, it is relatively affordable for your kiddo to attend a quality daycare or learning center. At Valley Child Care & Learning Centers, providing your youngster with curricula designed to develop their critical thinking and literacy is our highest priority. That’s why we have continued to successfully mentor the young minds of Phoenix and the surrounding areas of Arizona for over 50 years. With proven methods designed to exceed the early learning standards of Arizona, we are confident that your child will be in a position to grow intellectually while attending Valley Child Care & Learning Centers. If you would like more information about our services offered, or would like to learn more about our affordable rates, contact one of our friendly staff members today!