Devale and Khadeen Ellis on the Laughable Price of Early Childhood Education

Season 2 Episode 204
Aired on 06/02/2018 | CC
As parents, Devale and Khadeen Ellis are often asked when they are having another baby. Echoing the sentiment of many young parents today, Devale says finances—particularly when it comes to education—makes it a tough consideration.

In this clip, Devale shares a story about the couple's quest to find a nursery school for their eldest son, which he says changed his whole life. "[Khadeen] goes, 'Yeah, so, it's about $3,000.' And I'm like, '$3,000? That's not bad for a private school.' She goes, 'No. Per month,'" Devale recalls, raising his head back and firing a peal of forced laughter toward the ceiling. "Nursery? What do you guarantee me my 4-year-old is going to do for $30,000 a year?"

Devale also shares the advice he received from his wealthy friends, who suggested to him an alternative plan for that kind of cash.

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