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How much money does a home day care provider earn?

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April 27, 2012 4:58PM

I make $175 a week for a full time child in Colorado. However not all children are full time and that's before expenses, like meals, snacks, diapers, wet wipes, crayons, markers, glue, paints, paper, construction paper, batteries, toys, bottle liners, nipples, cleaners, paper towels, t.p., printer ink (I print out daily reports, monthly newsletters as well as pages for coloring and activities), advertizing costs (these are more than you think), addition costs for laundry soap, dish soaps, dish washer detergent, bleach, disinfectants, additional costs for water, gas, electricity, more light bulbs, addition wear and tear on carpeting, furniture, dish washer, washing machine, drier, vaccum, printers etc. As a home provider I can make $20.00/hour BEFORE expenses IF all placements are filled all 5 days... If I have only 2 kids on a day and work my regular 10.5 hours per day I only make $6.67/hour before expenses.