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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 [...]

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 [...]

The Child & Dependent Care Expenses Tax Credit

It’s tax time again and if you have a child (12 years or younger) that is enrolled in daycare, childcare, preschool or afterschool care so that you can work or search for employment, you may be eligible for a tax credit under The Child & Dependent Care Expenses Tax Credit. The IRS requires that you [...]

Benefits of Emu Oil for Children

Emu oil has organic healing properties, it is all natural and very gentle. One great thing about emu oil is, since it is natural it can also be used on children without any ill effects. About Emu Oil In many places in the United States and Australia emus are harvested to create emu oil, which [...]