Question by MIchelle M: Daycare Tax Documents being held for payment?
7 or 8 months ago, we stopped using my daughters daycare. Apparently we still owe her money (although she never billed us) and she is refusing to give us our tax statement until we pay it. Is this legal? I don’t mind paying her of course but I am a little irritated that it took 5 or 6 phone calls before she finally told us this.
Answer by bostonianinmo The daycare provider doesn’t need to give you a statement. All you need is their TIN (EIN or SSN) and your receipts or cancelled checks for what you paid.
Question by John: How can I find all daycare centers in my area?
I’ve been looking on the usual review sites online, but they only seem to have daycare listings in the big cities. I live in the suburbs, so the coverage of daycare centers by me is next to nothing. I looked in the phone book, and it has listings for a bunch of the larger centers around me, but I know that a lot of women provide daycare out of their homes, and they don’t seem to be available through the phone book. Shouldn’t there be a website for this kind of thing?
Answer by Jared find an old creepy hairy man off the street, they’re always good babysitters. Or look in the phone book or even ask some of your friends who have kids.
Question by nsupanda82: What do you do if a child care provider refuses to supply you with her social security number for tax purposes
Our usual child care provider took a long vacation in the summer. The other lady who watched our daughter during that time refuses to give me her social security number. I need to claim it on my tax forms. She charged us $ 150 per week for 8 weeks and I would like to claim this on my tax return. What should I do?
This other lady runs a day care out of her house and is state licensed.
Answer by just me If she is state licensed she probably has an EIN number and you use that insted of her social security number. If she won’t give you an EIN number file your taxes with a note on the form that she refuses to give you her information. Give her name and address and they will contact her.
Question by Needing Advice: How to give child care provider your two weeks notice?
I am ready to change child care providers for a multitude of reasons. My main concern now, is how to tell my current child care provider without burning any bridges or hurting any feelings. I want to be professional about this. I don’t want to go into the whole laundry list of reasons why she isn’t right for my child anymore. Basically my child is going from the infant stage to the toddler stage and I am wanting something more structured and planned for him. What should I say?
Answer by jenni I would write/type out a letter and just say that you have found a center closer to home, or maybe that you have a relative that will be keeping your child. If you do it this way then most care providers will understand, and that leaves you open to go back if necessary.
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Question by froggiegurlie08: According to state laws whats the difference between daycare and babysitting?
I want to do childcare in my home, but I don’t want to become licensed seeing that I don’t want to do this long term. I am just planning to do this for 1.5-2 years or so. According to state laws whats the difference between daycare and babysitting? I live in Mn. Thanks.
Answer by Navy Wife In MN you may care for your relatives’ children (includes grandchildren, nieces, nephews,….) plus one unrelated family without having to be licensed. It is a misdemeanor to provide illegal unlicensed childcare. There are many benefits to being licensed. You should look into it. Check out the link below, it is a PDF titled ‘A Business Guide for
Legal Unlicensed Providers’.
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Question by Ashley: How can I get my 1 year old daughter to adjust better to daycare?
She just turned 1 and is an only child and is use to ALL of our attention. She is having a hard time at daycare and seems almost frightened to play with other kids. When she gets home she CLINGS to me for dear life (she only goes on thursdays and fridays) for a couple of days. Whats the best way to help her and me cope? I know its hard on her at day care but its hard for me to have a very clingy child when it comes to dinner. She doesnt even want to go to her dad. When I do put her down she will just throw a fit. Is that what I should do? Am I enabling her?
I dont need help identifying the problem, just solving it, and her dad is a WONDERFUL dad. The are as thick as theives unless shes trying to be up my butt!
“sweet baby” I assure you, we ndo not all have the luxury of staying home with our children. I go to work for clothes, pampers and food. I go to make a living. I am not fortunate enough to stay with my child all of the time. Some of us have to work. As for the day care it is very small and i do drop in as well as grandparents and so far we cant find a thing wrong.
Answer by cmsmith114 In my experience Daycare providers have no compassion for a child who is having a hard time adjusting to the setting. They also have alot of children who want their attention so it is hard to give just one any time. I suggest finding someone who provides out of their home who can give her attention that she needs and deserves. With her being clingy like she is it would make me wonder if someone is being mean to her.