The Quad

A few nice daycare costs images I found:

The Quad
daycare costs
Image by bill barber
My daughter Meg runs a little daycare business in Cambridge, Ontario. She originally trained at Sheridan College, Oakville, to be a gerontologist. For a number of years, she worked as a recreational program developer at Sunrise Assisted Living of Mississauga. When Gavin was born, she became concerned about the costs she would incur if she went back to work: daycare costs for Gavin and Tyler, travel, insurance, etc. She was also concerned about daycare quality and daily commute time. She figured that, if she opened her own daycare, she’d be ‘in’ almost as much money after taxes, as she would have earned by returning to her old job. She’d also be less stressed at the end of the day.

By regulation, she is allowed to care for up to five children per day, and her waiting list is huge.

Several months back, Karen and I bought her a used quad stroller. Here it is. Try pushing this sucker uphill when it’s got four kids in it.

United Way volunteers, agencies experience how families C.O.P.E. with poverty
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Image by United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Anne Wessell (left), senior administrative assistant for Community Impact, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and “Youth Center director” helps a participant enroll her baby in daycare during the Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) June 13, 2012, at the Fifth Third Convening Center. United Way of Greater Cincinnati hosted COPE for its staff, volunteers, agency and community partners to give participants a better understanding of what many low-income families go through every day. Read more about the event at www.uwgc.org/?fuseaction=home.download&folder_file_id… (United Way of Greater Cincinnati photo)