Montreal - Post Report Question and Answers

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?

Quebec subsizing them so cheaper than US. - Aug 2020

Very expensive, nothing like the US. (Again, see the May 2001 report.) There is $7/day daycare available, but the wait-list is about 2 years long. The upside is that most daycares can't afford bilingual staff, as they advertise, so your kid becomes a French (or Spanish) speaker very early on! There is a strong focus on keeping daycares healthy and safe -- though there are a few odd ideas. Just check out the ones that have space, and see what works for you and your kid. But don't be picky, as there aren't that many free spaces in town, even at the expensive ones. - Sep 2009

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