Cost for Childcare
The cost of child care in the Whitcomb home
The cost of childcare varies depending on such factors as the number of hours, the particular hours of the day (or night), and the age of the child.
For example, a four-year-old who is cared for from about 7:30 a.m. until
about 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, will receive care for $150 per week, unless there are unusual circumstances.
Whitcomb Family Daycare charges are competitive with similar home care rates in Long Beach, California. Beware of unlicensed places that are never checked by the state because officials are unaware of those activities. Small savings in child care cost are no compensation when something goes wrong in an unlicensed child care business.
The Whitcomb home is licensed for child care not only by the state but by the city of Long Beach. Fire Department fees are paid and the home is open for inspections at any time.
Jonathan Whitcomb participated in the November 13, 2008, Southern California earthquake drill. Whitcomb Family Daycare was evaluated by Jonathan: His simulation showed no injuries from the "pretend" earthquake
at 10:00 a.m. At 10:15 a.m., the simulation resulted in a "pretend" smell of natural gas, but Jonathan went to the gas meter and used the wrench on
the gas valve: it was turnable (but was not turned off).
The Whitcomb Family Daycare also has emergency drinking water, food,
and first aid supplies in case of an earthquake. These should be sufficient
until parents or other parent-designated persons can pick up the children.
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