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Are preschools available? Day care? Are these expensive? What has been your experience with them, if any? Do the schools provide before- and/or after-school care?

Preschools are available in Tijuana and are relatively inexpensive. School days are relatively short and few have full-day programs and before or after care. - Nov 5, 2017
Nannies abound. Prices range depending on the education and experience level. Probably from US$350 - $700. Ours was great. She drove too, which is handy because TJ is NOT a walking city. - May 31, 2015
Yes and reasonably priced. - Mar 25, 2015
Yes, although from what I understand, no full day options are available. Parents seem happy with the bilingual private preschools. - Apr 30, 2014
Yes, preschools are expensive. We pay about US$2,800 a year for our toddler. - Feb 15, 2014
Again, Reina Isabel and British American both offer relatively good pre-K programs, with Reina Isabel offering a more flexible Catholic program and BA offering a conservative secular program,and if you are up for the drive San Diego offers every type of preschool imaginable. I do not have personal experience at this age but I know parents in both programs that are satisfied. - Aug 11, 2010
There are a variety of daycare/preschool places. The daycare that my 2-year-old daughter attends is near the current Consulate. The teacher/student ratio is more than what you'd find in the U.S. but the staff seems genuinely concerned about the well-being and development of all the children. - Mar 11, 2008