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Childcare and income tax
Currently, the federal government allows tax deductions for dependent children and some expenses incurred while raising them. The federal government offers three benefits which can reduce your taxes.
Costs
When seeking childcare, remember some expenses aren't included in the weekly fee. Whether you've selected a daycare center or family daycare, you'll probably have to pay an enrollment fee.
Disabilities
Wondering about childcare options for disabled children? The Americans with Disabilities Act opens opportunities for these children to enjoy the benefits of integration with their peers.
Emergency contact information
Whether you're in a business meeting, in your car, or shopping, it's not always easy for your child's caregiver to contact you. Of course, childcare emergencies often occur without warning.
Financial aid
Childcare costs are rising, and some families are finding it difficult to afford this necessary service. The good news is there may be financial aid available for you.
Finding a babysitter
Almost every parent will need a babysitter at some point in time. Because the child/ babysitter relationship is intermittent, you may wonder how you'll find a qualified person to watch your child.
Hidden camera surveillance
You've seen them in stores and office buildings, gathering possible evidence of crime, but did you ever consider using a surveillance camera to examine the quality of care your child is receiving? Childcare providers in your home, such as a nanny or an au (oh) pair, allow your family to enjoy convenience not always available when you use a daycare center or family daycare.
Should I go back to work?
Many moms and dads wrestle with the decision of whether or not to return to work after a baby is born. Often, one parent's paycheck represents 50 percent or more of the family's income.
Toilet training equipment
Toilet training your child can be accomplished if you and your childcare provider use consistency and calmness. While no special equipment is necessary, you may find a small potty chair, or a child-size attachable seat helps the child feel securely balanced while on the toilet.
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