Just for comparison, I pay $41/day for my preschooler and $46/day for my toddler. The infant room is $59/day. This is not an expensive daycare; the one associated with my work costs most...even after my employee discount! I'm thinking that CT is probably more expensive than Denver/Boulder.
If my kids are sick, I still pay. We get two weeks of "vacation" every year AFTER the first year. That means that we don't have to pay for two weeks a year if they are absent.