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?

Most of us send our kids to a local Montessori school, which I believe is probably one of the most expensive preschools in Hermosillo. For four hours we currently pay about $5,000 pesos - the exchange rate has tilted heavily in our favor, but it's ranged from 300-400 USD/mo. Nannies are generally used, and most of get between $1,500-$2,000 pesos per week - roughly USD150/week. - Aug 2015

We have our twins (now 4) in Bambu Montessori and have loved it. They take yoga, music and play chess. We have been included in the school community and have enjoyed all of the cultural activities that the school has provided. I can't say enough about this school. One small caveat- English is not spoken by the majority of the administrators, so you either need to speak Spanish or be proactive about asking your questions to the English-speaking teachers to keep the lines of communications open. We speak Spanish, so this hasn't been a problem, but some families have felt a little lost in the system. - Apr 2013

Preschools are good and reasonably priced. Many families employee a nanny either part or full-time and prices are much more affordable than in the U.S. We have been very happy with our nanny and the attention she gives our daughter. - Dec 2009

There are many private, bilingual preschools (They are called 'kinders' -- pronounced 'keender' in Hermosillo) and are available in different areas of town. - Feb 2008

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