Informative Speech

1451 Words Jul 7th, 2012 6 Pages
Informative Speech
Title: Child Care
General Purpose: To inform
Specific purpose: I want my audience to be informed of child care facilities
Central purpose: I want my audience to be aware that they can save money

I. Introduction
Six months ago, corporate daycare facilities were cleaning out my bank account. I was losing the ability to pay for gas, rent and my utilities because all my money was going towards my son’s weekly daycare tuition. My parents could help me scrap on by here and there but that wasn’t there responsibly. It was then that my mother suggested that I should look into putting my son into a local licensed in home daycare facility opposed to a major corporate daycare facility. I was a little skeptical at first, but I
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Scrivo, Karen Lee. "Child-Care Options." CQ Researcher 8 May 1998: 409-32. Web. 24 June 2012. Let’s break this down so we can better understand. I know first handed that a franchised owned and operated, Primrose School, charges $205 a week for a full time spot in their infant classroom, which equals to be $41 a day and charges $120 a week for a part time spot, which equals to be $60 for two days. I also know of a corporate operated facility, La Petite Academy, which charges a slightly smaller rate, where it is $185 a week for full time, which equals $37 a day and $120 for part time, which equals to be $60 for two days. For the sake of this topic discussion, let’s go with choosing Primrose School as your child’s full time facility. Large franchises like this make you pay for when your child is ill and unable to attend, major holidays, school cancelations and bad weather days when the school is shut down. If you’re paying $205 a week, that averages out to be $820 a month and if you’re paying $820 a month then that averages out to be $9,840 a year for one child. Karen Scrivo was very accurate when she said $10,000 a year. Now, if that’s going to break your bank like it did mine, there is another option, in-home day cares. In-home daycares are a lot more flexible when it comes to tuition and willing to work with parents on what they can and cannot

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