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Average Cost of Care

Each year the Council updates the information on all early care and education programs and providers in our referral database. Most, but not all, of the programs provide us with their fees. This information has been used to determine the average cost of full time child care in Westchester County.

Average Cost of Care Full Time Weekly Rate
Child Care Centers Range Average
Infants (6 Weeks - 18 Months) $250 - $467 $324
Toddlers (19 Months - 35 Months) $225 - $467 $297
Preschoolers (3-5 years old) $150 - $375 $267
School Age (5-12years old) $240 - $250 $250
Hourly Part Time School Age (5-12years old) $7 - $10 $8
Family/Group Family Child Care Providers    
Infants (6 Weeks - 23 Months) $150 - $438 $267
Toddlers (24 Months - 35 Months) $140 - $425 $248
Preschoolers (3-5 years old) $100 - $425 $239
School Age (5-12years old) $125 - $375 $223
Hourly Part Time School Age (5-12years old) $4 - $20 $9
School Age Programs    
Weekly Part Time School Age (5-12years old) $15- $225 $89
Hourly Part Time School Age (5-12years old) $5 - $10 $8

Click below for the average cost of care in a specific area:

Mount Vernon
New Rochelle
Ossining
Port Chester
White Plains
Yonkers
Yorktown 

Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2010 Update
NACCRRA's new report found that child care is expensive and costs are rising all over the country, beyond the reach of many families. New York is behind only Massachusetts in terms of average costs of care.
Click here to see full report.

If you have any questions, be sure to call the Council at (914) 761-3456 ext. 140.