Affordable Childcare in Fredericksburg

On August 24, 2019, the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star published an article reporting on the rising costs of childcare in Virginia. Full-time childcare for infants at a licensed facility now averages at $13,728 per year; for 3-4 year olds, the average tuition is now $10,608.

Let’s compare that to the median household incomes in Spotsylvania County, where Wiggle Worms is located. According to the Census Bureau, the median household income for a family in Spotsylvania County is $87,922. For males alone, the median income is $49,166; for females, their median income is $38,076.

If we compare the average tuition costs of childcare versus household incomes, we can see that families can spend upwards of 15.6% of their income on childcare. In single-earner or single-parent homes, the percentage is even higher. For households with one male wage earner, 27.9% of their income goes towards childcare; for households with one female wage earner, a staggering 36%!

Here at Wiggle Worms, we are not a one-size-fits-all childcare facility! We acknowledge that every family’s situation is unique. You may only need childcare while you work part-time. Or, work schedules in your family overlap, and you only need someone to watch your little ones for a few hours. That’s where we come in! We are fully licensed by the state of Virginia to provide care for your children for up to five hours a day.

Additionally, our pricing is transparent, and it does not fluctuate based on your child’s age. Our tuition is $9.00 per hour per child ($8.50 military discount). We also offer convenient block hour pricing: buy 10, get 2 free for only $90!

Fredericksburg-area families have trusted us for over ten years with their childcare needs. Stop in or call today to learn more! We look forward to meeting you and your family!

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