Infant Daycare Near Me

About Infant Daycare Near Me
Infant daycare can be found in a variety of settings, although child care for infants will generally be provided within a child care center or home daycare attended by older children as well. Accepting children as young as a few weeks old, infant child care centers can be a lifesaver for families in which neither parent will be staying at home full-time. Besides being able to work, many working parents will also enjoy the social network of other families that often arises within a child care community. However, because of the lower teacher-to-child ratio required, the cost of infant child care is higher than for older children. Indeed, infant daycare costs can be as high as $22,000/year for full-time infant care in a center, and up to $16,000/year for a home daycare. Depending on the philosophy of a given infant child care program, a typical day might vary, but in general, a consistent schedule and guided exploratory play will be the rule. While new parents are often concerned about being separated from their baby, it's important to note that a number of infant daycares allow parents to stop by to check on their child during the day. Some even have nursing rooms for breastfeeding mothers who want to continue nursing their infant without switching to a bottle. This is...
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Recent Reviews for Infant Daycare
Sweet Home Care, Ashburn
"I can't say enough positives about Mrs. Manal and her team. We joined her at the end of 2019 and have been thrilled with the level of service our daughter receives. Our daughter" Read More
Peace Plantation Kids Playhouse, Sterling
"This woman is an excellent child care provider. She does an amazing job helping and teaching young children. She is caring, thoughtful, and patient. My son has learned so much" Read More
Frequently Asked Questions
How many daycares and preschools are there in the US?
There are over 200,00 licensed daycare and preschool programs on CareLuLu. In the US, there are over 800,000 child care businesses but most are not licensed.
How much does daycare cost in the US?
The average cost of daycare in the US is $9,649/year. The lowest price is $2,813/year (home daycare in Mississippi) and the most expensive is $23,666/year (child care center in Washington DC).
How many daycares offer infant care in the US?
Based on CareLuLu data, 60% to 70% of daycares offer infant care. This includes licensed home daycares and child care centers.
How many daycares and preschools offer part-time or drop-in care in the US?
Based on CareLuLu data, 40% of daycares offer part-time care or drop-in. This includes home-based and center-based child care and preschool programs.
How many daycares and preschools teach a foreign language in the US?
Based on CareLuLu data, 30% of daycares teach a foreign language. Most common languages include Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi / Urdu, Korean.
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