How much (by percentage) does your daycare generally increase rates each year? There was a sign up at our center that, after years of holding rates steady, there will be a increase in price in 2013. When I did the math, we will end up paying 16% more next year. Personally, I would have preferred smaller increases over several years, rather than a big increase all at once, but we love our center, so we'll make it work. I'm just curious about the "usual" increase. Do your rates go up every year? Every other year? And by how much?