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Five Summer Surprises You Need to be Ready For

April 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM / by Gabby Fisher posted in summer planning, summer camp activities, tips, Technology, swim safety, swim lessons, summer camps, summer camp for kids, summer, parents, parenting tips, parenting resources, parenting, Food, family, families, Day Camp, children, child care, camps

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Like most things in life, summer camp can sometimes throw us a curve ball or two. Because we know things don't always go as planned, we thought we would share with you a handful of surprises that could be headed your way in hopes that we can make sure you are prepared.

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Tax Deduction Related to Child Care and Camp: Where to Begin

March 5, 2018 at 10:32 AM / by gabbyfisher posted in child care, day care, General, income tax, News, parent, parenting, parents, Summer Camp, summer camps, tax, tax credit

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With Tax Day upon us, we thought it would be a good idea to highlight the Child and Dependent Care Credit that many parents are eligible for. While we encourage you to visit the IRS website or direct your questions to your accountant, here are a handful of things you may want to know before you file. Who couldn't use another tax deduction, right?

 What is the Child and Dependent Care Credit?

Very simply put, it's a tax break for parents and custodial guardians who have paid for someone to care for their child while they are at work. Child care centers, summer camps, day camps, nanny care, and at home providers are all types of child care that qualify for the tax deduction. Parents can get up to $3000 credit for one child or $6000 for two or more.

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Choosing the Right Child Care and Education Program

November 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM / by Gabby F. posted in After School Enrichment, child care, children, day care, Education, General, head start, Health, Kids, Local Tips, parenting, parents, pre-k, school

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Deciding on the right pre-K and/or child care program can be a challenge when there is so much to consider. In our last post, we discussed the eight reasons why pre-K is so good for kids. In this post, we will give you five things to look for to find the right program for your family and explain a little bit about the different pre-K/child care options.

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