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Did you know that advertising costs for childcare providers are 100% tax deductible?

Child care facilities – Employers can claim a tax credit of up to $150,000 a year for 25% of the cost of building and operating child-care facilities for their employees. Read more at http://www.kiplinger.com/article/business/T054-C000-S001-business-expense-tax-deductions.html#528mE3fGTkqvusO5.99 Are you getting your full tax break? Here’s a list of expenses that could be considered “ordinary” and “necessary” for your [...]

10 Summer Safety Tips for Kids and Parents

  School is out and summer is here! This means picnics, barbecues, swimming, bike rides, boating, parks / playground fun, camping, vacations and more. Here is a list of safety tips for parents to follow. 1. Summer means bugs! What is the best way to keep them away? Avoid scented soaps, perfumes or hairsprays which [...]

Summer Camp Search Tips

      Summer is approaching and for many parents it also means planning out your summer activities and getting your children involved in a camp program.  Whether it be an all day, half day or stay away camp there are important facts to consider when choosing a camp program for your child. How will [...]

The Top 10 Things Daycare / Childcare Providers Want Parents to Know!

If you are considering putting your child in a childcare facility, there are a few important things that childcare providers want parents to know before you enroll. Here are the top 10 things! 1. Child care is a Business Childcare is a business so the providers that are responsible for taking care of your children [...]

The Importance Of Daily Feedback From A Daycare Provider

Child care, daycare and preschool environments should be an enjoyable, educational and safe place for children. To be sure that the childcare, day care or preschool is a safe and healthy environment, you should request a meet and greet with the director before your child’s first day of care. Be sure to go over the [...]

Go Green!

Let’s face it, we can’t live in a bubble to protect our children but we can proactively avoid dangerous chemicals and products that can cause developmental problems, hormone disruption and cancer by buying safe and environmentally friendly products. More and more manufacturers are popping up offering the same results with a safer and healthier product, [...]

MyChildCareGuide News!

Happy New Year!  We are excited to announce our new featured provider program.  The options we are offering will help licensed daycare & preschool providers market to local parents who are searching for childcare in their area.  Featured Providers receive the following benefits: • Rank above other providers in your area. • Map of your location. • The [...]

Childcare reviews reach an all time high!

When we launched MyChildCareGuide.com several years ago we had a vision of being a resource with clear cut, accurate information for parents needing to evaluate daycare/childcare options for their children. We knew that we weren’t the first to try it, and wouldn’t be the last. Our plan for success was to remain as focused as [...]

Sunscreen Guide

Summer is here so let the outdoor fun begin! As a kid, I remember when we went to the beach, my parents would “butter” my nose and cheeks with zinc oxide. Even though I look pretty funny in my pictures, it reminded me of a product that really works. The other day, I went shopping [...]

Child Care Playground Safety

As always, conditions at any daycare provider can change over time, so it’s a good idea to periodically review the playground area to make sure it is being kept in the same condition over time. One of the important areas to review when looking for a daycare provider is the playground or outdoor play area. [...]