Cost of Care

Average Weekly Cost of Child Care in St. Lawrence County 

Every child care provider or program operates as an independent small business and determines their own rates for child care services. The rates listed below were compiled by the St. Lawrence Child Care Council in October 2011 and represent an average cost of care.  Be sure to ask each of the providers you interview about their specific rates and if they offer any discounts or sliding scale fees based on household income.


Age of Child
Child Care Center
Family Child Care
Group Family Child Care
Under 1 1/2 years
$142
$132
$132
1 1/2 - 2 years
$135
$105
$108
3-4 years
$128
$105
$105
6-12 years
$120
$105
$105

2011-2013 NYS Office of Children & Family Services Market Rate 
This was survey conducted by the NYS Office of Children & Family Services and the results are based upon the providers/programs who respond to the survey.  The rates listed are used to determine child care subsidy rates and may or may not reflect the actual average rates charged by your provider.  The market rates for St. Lawrence County are listed on pages 19 and 20 of the survey.  

If you have questions about the Average Cost of Child Care contact Dee Burlingame at (315) 393-6474 Ext. 14