The moment of truth has come. You are ready to tell a parent who wants to enroll in your family child care business you don't want her child in your program. What do you tell her?
Here’s a plan for how to establish a car replacement fund that will allow you to pay cash for your car.
This year Christmas Day is on Sunday. If your contract states that parents must pay for Christmas Day and Christmas Eve Day, does this mean that parents must pay for these days even when you are normally closed?
For most family child care providers the answer is “Both!”
Family child care providers love children. It’s their number one motivating factor. But, earning money is also important.
Unfortunately, in our society we undervalue the work of providers. Federal and state governments drastically underfund the child care system. Many parents can’t afford the true cost of child care. As a result, providers are often forced to subsidize the system with low wages.
Family child care providers who hire someone to help them care for children must treat this person as their employee.
This means you must withhold Social Security/Medicare taxes, pay federal and state unemployment taxes, withhold federal and state income taxes and perhaps purchase workers’ compensation insurance.
While talking with a parent who wants to enroll in your program she tells you that she is a Jehovah’s Witness. She says she doesn’t believe in her child attending any birthday parties. So how do you respond? Tom Copeland has some advice for you.
For family child care providers, summer means spending a lot of time outside with children. Here are some possible outdoor business deductions:
Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to worry about any of this and could retrieve all of your receipts at the end of the year?
Tom Copeland answers some questions from providers throughout the community regarding using facebook, apps and other common questions providers might have about protecting parent's privacy online and off.
If you had the chance to put $350 into a savings account and have it immediately turn into $1,000, would you do it?
You have this chance if your family is low income and makes a contribution to any Individual Retirement Account (IRA) by April 15, 2016.