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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Daycare Fire in Mexico

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31133449/ The recent news of a daycare center fire in Mexico where 44 children died brought so many concerns to my mind.  While reading the article I could only imagine the horror and anger of the families involved. Why would a government funded facility have 8 employees watching over 142 infants/toddlers?   That leaves each employee responsible [...]