Parents are often pre-occupied with child care, and for good reason. Child care workers – whether they are in a family’s home or in a public setting – spend hours a day with a child. If the professionals that work with a child are not qualified to care for a child, the results could be disastrous.
There are many ways parents can use to vet child care centers and workers; checking out credentials and asking tough questions should be a part of any interview that takes place before an agreement is signed. Moreover, there are resources that can help pay for care that, year over year, seems to take a larger portion from the family budget.
Finding a child care program or facility that meets the needs of a child with Cerebral Palsy is an expensive undertaking. Luckily, families that meet a certain set of criteria can take advantage of government funding and supports.
Government-Assisted Child Care
Child Tax Credits
Ask your tax consultant if you are eligible for:
- Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit
- Child Care Assistance Programs
- Earned Income Tax Credit
- Education Tax Credit
- Working Family Credit Program
Ask your employer if they offer pre-tax accounts for child and dependent care.
Child and Adult Care Information
- About Child Care
- Emergency Care
- Forever Homes
- Government-Assisted Child Care
- Home-Based Care
- Home Health Care Services
- Personal Care Assistance
- Service Animals
Child Care Resources
- Child Care Aware® of America
- Child Care Education Institute
- Child Care Resource & Referral Network
- National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
- Office of Child Care Technical Assistance Network, or CCTAN
Do you have doubts that someone else can care for your child?