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The Grand Inquisitor

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Also, the current daycare is fine, but we are still considering other places that may be better.

Visited an amazing Montessori school today that has a toddler program, better than anything we’ve seen yet, including all other Montessori places. We want in.

Downside? The cost is obscene. Like fancy private college obscene. You can see why and its reflected in quality everywhere, but omg, we are going to go broke if and when she goes there, and we are probably going to try to make it happen.
 

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Also, the current daycare is fine, but we are still considering other places that may be better.

Visited an amazing Montessori school today that has a toddler program, better than anything we’ve seen yet, including all other Montessori places. We want in.

Downside? The cost is obscene. Like fancy private college obscene. You can see why and its reflected in quality everywhere, but omg, we are going to go broke if and when she goes there, and we are probably going to try to make it happen.
Seems very gimmicky to me, especially at that age

Hope it all works out for you tho
 

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Also, the current daycare is fine, but we are still considering other places that may be better.

Visited an amazing Montessori school today that has a toddler program, better than anything we’ve seen yet, including all other Montessori places. We want in.

Downside? The cost is obscene. Like fancy private college obscene. You can see why and its reflected in quality everywhere, but omg, we are going to go broke if and when she goes there, and we are probably going to try to make it happen.
If you have a Guidepost in your area, highly recommend.
 

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Also, the current daycare is fine, but we are still considering other places that may be better.

Visited an amazing Montessori school today that has a toddler program, better than anything we’ve seen yet, including all other Montessori places. We want in.

Downside? The cost is obscene. Like fancy private college obscene. You can see why and its reflected in quality everywhere, but omg, we are going to go broke if and when she goes there, and we are probably going to try to make it happen.
Uh, why?
 

DasVWBabe

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because we’ve convinced ourselves that there is a difference and it matters and it’s probably worth it

totally subjective, I get it
Yo, my kid can articulate the approximate distance between different galaxies and her vocabulary is shocking to most adults. She's independent as all get out despite being an only child and she has no fear of broaching any topic with practically everybody.

Yes, subjective. But 100% worth it. I didn't need that 911 anyway. :rofl:
 

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how much does Montessori tuition run? sounds expensive
Depends on which school, and we have been grandfathered since we were at the school in Frisco that Guidepost bought.

In 2016, when we moved here, full day tuition was $880 a month :eek3:. It gradually has gone up, but we're at about $1,290 a month right now. Summer Camp is about $375 a week, but we pre-paid and got a pretty significant discount that way. And the weeks we've been out for COVID they have credited us to future months of elementary.

They have financial assistance though. When I lost my job I applied for it and they discounted us to $660 a month down from $1,100. We only got to use it for about 1.5 months before the COVID shut down, but it helped. :love:
 
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Depends on which school, and we have been grandfathered since we were at the school in Frisco that Guidepost bought.

In 2016, when we moved here, full day tuition was $880 a month :eek3:. It gradually has gone up, but we're at about $1,290 a month right now. Summer Camp is about $375 a week, but we pre-paid and got a pretty significant discount that way. And the weeks we've been out for COVID they have credited us to future months of elementary.

They have financial assistance though. When I lost my job I applied for it and they discounted us to $660 a month down from $1,100. We only got to use it for about 1.5 months before the COVID shut down, but it helped. :love:
Oh man I'm so happy the youngest is out of his daycare... having an extra 1k a month is huge :0

Unfortunately we make too much right now for support but I can write it off on taxes at the end of the year:0
 

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Depends on which school, and we have been grandfathered since we were at the school in Frisco that Guidepost bought.

In 2016, when we moved here, full day tuition was $880 a month :eek3:. It gradually has gone up, but we're at about $1,290 a month right now. Summer Camp is about $375 a week, but we pre-paid and got a pretty significant discount that way. And the weeks we've been out for COVID they have credited us to future months of elementary.

They have financial assistance though. When I lost my job I applied for it and they discounted us to $660 a month down from $1,100. We only got to use it for about 1.5 months before the COVID shut down, but it helped. :love:
jesus christ i'm jealous of those numbers. bay area is absurd, like 3k a month floor :wtc:
 

The Grand Inquisitor

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Depends on which school, and we have been grandfathered since we were at the school in Frisco that Guidepost bought.

In 2016, when we moved here, full day tuition was $880 a month :eek3:. It gradually has gone up, but we're at about $1,290 a month right now. Summer Camp is about $375 a week, but we pre-paid and got a pretty significant discount that way. And the weeks we've been out for COVID they have credited us to future months of elementary.

They have financial assistance though. When I lost my job I applied for it and they discounted us to $660 a month down from $1,100. We only got to use it for about 1.5 months before the COVID shut down, but it helped. :love:

wow that’s so cheap
 

Sirius

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Depends on which school, and we have been grandfathered since we were at the school in Frisco that Guidepost bought.

In 2016, when we moved here, full day tuition was $880 a month :eek3:. It gradually has gone up, but we're at about $1,290 a month right now. Summer Camp is about $375 a week, but we pre-paid and got a pretty significant discount that way. And the weeks we've been out for COVID they have credited us to future months of elementary.

They have financial assistance though. When I lost my job I applied for it and they discounted us to $660 a month down from $1,100. We only got to use it for about 1.5 months before the COVID shut down, but it helped. :love:
$880/mo for 5 full days per week?
 

Sirius

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If so, double it in Chicagoland, which is probably 1/2 of the highest in the nation

I would jump at sub $1k full day in a second for Montessori
 

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$880/mo for 5 full days per week?
Yup. It was wild. We were paying about $1,200 in a different city when we found it. I'm guessing our being grandfathered in is part of it because we have a different rate sheet than all new families.
 

Sp33dealer

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Depends on which school, and we have been grandfathered since we were at the school in Frisco that Guidepost bought.

In 2016, when we moved here, full day tuition was $880 a month :eek3:. It gradually has gone up, but we're at about $1,290 a month right now. Summer Camp is about $375 a week, but we pre-paid and got a pretty significant discount that way. And the weeks we've been out for COVID they have credited us to future months of elementary.

They have financial assistance though. When I lost my job I applied for it and they discounted us to $660 a month down from $1,100. We only got to use it for about 1.5 months before the COVID shut down, but it helped. :love:
Wow that’s not what I was expecting, that’s good

My non-Montessori is $305/week
 

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