One of my dearest friends, Kate, wrote a comment on the one of my earlier posts in this thread and brought up the subject of preschool. And I think she has a point. Kate says:
I paid approximately $500 a month for my daughter to go to preschool full-time.
$500 x 12 = $6000 a year.
If you think college is expensive, try daycare.
And Kate now has a new baby. So when the baby goes into daycare the price will be higher because it’s a baby. (Kate’s oldest child is now in school) And I’m not even going to go into the fact that Kate is paying law school tuition.
So let’s talk pre-school and/or daycare. Why is the US the only country in the “industrialized” world where childcare puts parents in no-win situations?