Kia - posted on 11/14/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am currently getting my Associate of Applied Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. I am very interested in watching children in my home. I live just outside the Vancouver, WA area. I like a more structured and educational environment than what I feel typical daycare centers provide. I have no idea what to charge. I know I want to charge for the month, and I want to provide food, basic formula, etc, but have the parents provide diapers, change of clothes, etc. Also, should I charge a deposit so they can't yank their kids out and leave me stuck? What can I expect for start up costs, such as craft supplies, cots, playpens, highchairs, children's tables, etc.?