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Cost Per Child

  • 1.  Cost Per Child

    Posted 01-12-2021 07:28 AM
    Hello!  We are trying to find a way to figure out cost per child in our children's center.  Does anyone have any tools they have used to determine this cost?  Thank you for your help!

    Elizabeth Weller
    Park Place Children's Center
    Anderson IN

  • 2.  RE: Cost Per Child

    Posted 01-12-2021 10:34 AM
    HI Elizabeth

    We use a P&L sheet to figure out our costs per month first. Once we had a good base line of our spending we were able to understand our averages per month. For certain fixed expenses that wouldn't change regardless of the number of children we have in a centre, we divided it by the licensed number: so rent, insurance, internet, phone, software, professional dues etc. Then the variable expenses were devided by the number of children we had in the centre at that time, food, utilities, supplies, teacher salaries, etc. Then add the two together and you get your monthly cost per child.

    I hope that helps.

    Chantalle Wakelin
    Operations Manager
    Summit Start
    Calgary AB