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Next year my daughter will be starting grade school in Dunlap. Currently we are at a school that has before and aftercare. They charge us $5 a day for this. It's fantastic.

Dunlap schools, however, do not have before and aftercare within their schools. They depend on the local daycares to provide this service. Here is the problem. It's really expensive. We need someone for maybe 30 minutes in the morning and maybe 45 minutes after school....at the most. These daycares want to charge upwards of $500 monthly for this service.

I have a really hard time paying over $500 a month for just over an hour a day. That's ridiculous. Does anyone know of a better option? We do not currently live in Dunlap. We will be moving there after this school year. So we don't have the option of a neighbor or anything like that.

So frustrated and I don't know what to do. I'm sure I could find a teenager or something that wants to make some extra money. But to depend on a teenager everyday before and after school is tough.

Feb 23, 2012 - 07:44 am
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hey dog face. Call Cyd.

Feb 23, 2012 - 08:20 am
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To the OP (dog face?? LOL):

When we needed after school care, we went thru care.com. Even though I don't live in your area, I believe they are a nationwide database. They have reviews of the potential employees, as well as background checks.

We mainly used it for tutoring, but they have all sorts of options there.

Good luck!

Feb 23, 2012 - 08:36 am
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jbswads writes:
I have a really hard time paying over $500 a month for just over an hour a day.



I don't live in Dunlap but Morton schools don't have before/after school care either. It is less expensive for me to send my daughter to a private school that does offer after school care (we don't need mornings) than to send her to public school and pay for after care. It is frustrating!


Feb 23, 2012 - 08:45 am
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Well.. 99.99% of dog faces are absolutely adorable
and since he is my son, and looks just like me, he obviously doesn't fall in the .01% .
But anyway Jay.. do get ahold of cyd. She is graduating midterm next year.

Feb 23, 2012 - 08:48 am
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I believe ICC has a database for licensed in home daycares. You could use the list to call around because some do before and after school care. After school care is expensive, my neighbor charges $5/hour for after school care but will watch my kids for 7 hours and charge $20/kid. Call around to some local churches they might offer programs.

Feb 23, 2012 - 09:09 am
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It's unfortunate you don't have a neighbor that could help out with this. I would totally help you out with this, but I don't live in the Dunlap area and dropping off and picking up, even 15 minutes away is bothersome on both you and your child. I would definitely try the suggestions of the 'care' places mentioned. I'd suggest someone retired, but still quite capable of driving who just wants to make a little extra money..in case your child decides to do after school activities. College and high school kids are entirely too unreliable in regards to schedule. This is why we have a list of babysitters, along with grandma on the list of 'just in case..'

Feb 23, 2012 - 09:23 am
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I like the idea of Cyd watching her. However, I know that she is involved quite a bit in school. I would need her at my house in the morning to get her on the bus and at my house after to get her off of the bus. I will call her to see if her schedule is condusive to this.

I'm not super interested in sending her to a private school. The only one that is in Dunlap that is really available is St Jude and I don't really want to send here there. I will however, check into some in home daycares. Thanks everyone for your help.

Pop, tell Cyd that I will be calling her tonight.

Feb 23, 2012 - 09:47 am
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I don't know if it's an option, but Pearce Community Center in Chillicothe has after school program... getting her there would probably be an issue, though. You should move to Chillicothe, instead.

Feb 23, 2012 - 11:58 am
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"Currently we are at a school that has before and aftercare. They charge us $5 a day for this. It's fantastic. "

Sounds like a private school. Why not just keep them there if it is fantastic and works for you. All that jumbling about from one caregiver to another is disruptive for the kids, imo.

Feb 23, 2012 - 12:02 pm
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Mahkno writes:
"Currently we are at a school that has before and aftercare. They charge us $5 a day for this. It's fantastic. "

Sounds like a private school. Why not just keep them there if it is fantastic and works for you. All that jumbling about from one caregiver to another is disruptive for the kids, imo.



It's not a private school. The before and aftercare is great. The school and the location for us, however, is not.


Feb 23, 2012 - 12:19 pm
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