Let me start this post by saying, I know I am lucky. My Mother did daycare either in our home or centers all of my life. She not only has offered to watch the babies for us but really wants to do it. If she goes 12 hours without seeing the babies withdrawl starts to set in.
I stopped by The Primrose School today just to see what they had to offer. For a daycare center, I loved it. Sign language, spanish, teacher to child ratio. All great. The grand total, not so great. $2400 a month, but they would give us a 10% twins discount bringing it down to $2160. My goodness, that is a lot of money.
We will keep them with my Mom until preschool. I would like to find a way to put them in Primrose for that. Believe it or not, I have already started looking into school options for them. I am not a big fan of the public school system. I would really like to get them either into a good Charter School or a Private School when it is time. Private Schools in Colorado run $20,000 a year though. These babies are the best and I just want the very best for them. I don't want to procrastinate and have their options be limited.
Like I said, I am lucky and the babies will be staying with their Grandma for the forseeable future. What about the Moms that aren't so lucky? I wanted to be a stay at home Mom but we have made the decision to go another route. How many Moms want to work and are forced through daycare costs to stay at home? This is a crazy world! We should all be able to make the choices that we want to make not have them made for us.