Child Care Rates

Child Care Rates



Listed below are the average rates for family child care and center programs in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties. Rates vary by city or zip code.

2011 Anoka (PDF)
2011 Carver (PDF)
2011 Dakota (PDF)
2011 Hennepin (PDF)
2011 Ramsey (PDF)
2011 Scott (PDF)
2011 Washington (PDF)

2011 average staff wages and benefits for centers in the seven-county metro

2011 seven-county metro center staff benefits
2011 seven-county metro center staff wages

The following articles, books, and classes are opportunities and additional information about marketing your business, adjusting/setting your rates, record keeping, and contracts & policies, etc.

Articles

Three Key Money Management Tips for Family Child Care Providers
Promote your benefits, not your features
How to set your rates
Setting your child care rates
Raising your child care rates

Books, DVDs or VHS materials

Titles below are available for check out from the Debra S Fish Library or some titles can be purchased through Redleaf Press.

Professional Development Opportunities

Check out the Professional Development Catalog for the classes listed below or call 651.641.3549 to ask about upcoming classes.

  • “Starting Out” Sessions: The “Starting Out Session” is for individuals considering a career in family child care OR for current caregivers who have questions and need some assistance with their child care business. Experienced providers will share “the heart” of the family child care business and will cover topics such as: Getting Started, Interviewing, Marketing, Professionalism, Establishing Your Rates, Parent Policy Handbooks, Contracts, Record Keeping, and much more. You will receive six hours of training and the opportunity to have all of your questions answered.
  • Family Child Care Record Keeping: Record Keeping and Taxes for Family Child Care covers what you need to know to keep accurate and well-organized records throughout the year for your business. The course includes modules on the importance of keeping good records, how to track food expenses, how to calculate your Time-Space percentage, how to identify what is deductible in your business, and much more. Save hundreds of dollars in taxes by knowing what is deductible and how to keep records to defend yourself in an audit.
  • Get It In Writing: A clear contract and policy helps providers communicate clearly with clients, run the day-to-day operations of their program smoothly, and protects them legally. When these two documents are clear, everything goes better!
  • Let’s Get It Started: Interviewing is where a successful parent/provider relationship begins. Setting the stage, communicating policies, looking for red flags, checking for philosophical similarities, learning to say "No," and other important parts of interviewing will be covered. Get it started right!
  • Professionalism and Careers in Education: Over the years I’ve seen Teachers that are just there for the paycheck or even worst…a good Teacher that is tired of teaching and is looking at completely changing their career. If your one of the first mentioned than this class is not for you. This class is for those looking to further their career, take it seriously and know that what they do day in and day out is greatly important to the children in their care and the families that they serve. Come and explore possible opportunities in the field of Education, take a look at professionalism, and discuss ways to keep from all to common burn out.
  • Marketing Your Family Child Care Business: This training covers what you need to know to promote and expand your business. The course includes on the importance of determining the features and benefits of your program, how to communicate your benefits to parents, how to market to prospective clients and keep current clients, how to use low-cost promotions, how to set and raise your rates, and much more!

Archives

2010

2010 Anoka (PDF)
2010 Carver (PDF)
2010 Dakota (PDF)
2010 Hennepin (PDF)
2010 Ramsey (PDF)
2010 Scott (PDF)
2010 Washington (PDF)

2010 average staff wages and benefits for centers in the seven-county metro

2010 seven-county metro center staff benefits
2010 seven-county metro center staff wages

2009

Anoka County Average FCC/Center Rates 2009 (PDF)
Carver County Average FCC/Center Rates 2009 (PDF)
Dakota County Average FCC/Center Rates 2009 (PDF)
Hennepin County Average FCC/Center Rates 2009 (PDF)
Ramsey County Average FCC/Center Rates 2009 (PDF)
Scott County Average FCC/Center Rates 2009 (PDF)
Washington County Average FCC/Center Rates 2009 (PDF)

2009 average staff wages and benefits for centers in the seven-county metro area.

Average staff wages for centers in the seven-county metro area for 2009 (PDF)
Average staff benefits for centers in the seven-county metro area for 2009 (PDF)

2008

Anoka County Average FCC/Center Rates 2008 (PDF)
Carver County Average FCC/Center Rates 2008 (PDF)
Dakota County Average FCC/Center Rates 2008 (PDF)
Hennepin County Average FCC/Center Rates 2008 (PDF)
Ramsey County Average FCC/Center Rates 2008 (PDF)
Scott County Average FCC/Center Rates 2008 (PDF)
Washington County Average FCC/Center Rates 2008 (PDF)

2007

Anoka County Rates-Ranges 2007 (PDF)
Carver County Rates-Ranges 2007 (PDF)
Dakota County Rates-Ranges 2007 (PDF)
Hennepin County Rates-Ranges 2007 (PDF)
Ramsey County Rates-Ranges 2007 (PDF)
Scott County Rates-Ranges 2007 (PDF)
Washington County Rates-Ranges 2007 (PDF)

2006

Anoka County (PDF)
Carver County (PDF)
Dakota County (PDF)
Hennepin County (PDF)
Ramsey County (PDF)
Scott County (PDF)
Washington County (PDF)