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 are the most recent weekly rates compiled by the NYS Office of Children & Family Services Market Rate Survey.  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 $220 $160 $160
1 1/2 - 2 years $206 $150 $150
3-4 years $195 $150 $150
6-12 years $180 $150 $150


NYS Office of Children & Family Services Market Rate 
These surveys are conducted every two years 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 2021 Market Rate Survey is underway and these rates may be revised upon its completion.  

If you have questions about the Average Cost of Child Care contact Dee Burlingame at (315) 393-6474 Ext. 14
 or Shana O'Grady-Tolen at Ext. 13