Programs, Discounts, & Rewards That Help
Programs, Discounts,
& Rewards That Help
Options To Reduce The
Cost Of Quality Care

Preschool & Child Care Center Serving Lansing, MI

Assistance For Your Hard Working Family

Quality child care is one of your biggest priorities, and you want to be sure your child is getting the very best head start. There are several options available to help you offset the cost of care, and we’ve made it easy to find these resources.

Assistance For Your Hard Working Family

Take A Look At Your Options Now:

A tax credit is even more valuable to families than a tax deduction! It’s a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the taxes you owe. Some credits are refundable—reducing taxes otherwise owed to zero and paying a refund.

NEW federal tax benefits:

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 enhanced the benefits of families with children and child care specifically. The details of the new benefits can be hard to understand, so we’re here to break it down.

Under current federal law, eligible families can claim 2021 child care tax credits up to the following maximum amounts:

  • $8,000 from the federal Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (up to $4,000 for each of your first two children). For 2021, this is a refundable credit.
  • $6,728 from the federal Earned Income Tax Credit.
  • $3,600 per child under six (as of December 31, 2021) and $3,000 for children 17 or younger (as of December 31, 2021) from the federal Child Tax Credit (these amounts were permanently enacted into the law).

There are rules for these federal tax credits, so please speak to your tax advisor about how they apply to your family. In the meantime, this child care tax credits calculator is a quick tool for a broad estimate.

State tax benefits:

Each state offers different tax credits to offset the cost of child care. See what benefits might be available to you in Michigan.

If your family needs help with tuition, there are state and local agencies to provide tuition subsidies. This map is a great starting point for finding the financial assistance resources available.

If you have children under 13 and need childcare assistance because you’re working or going to school, the MI Bridges program can help. See full program information and check your eligibility here.

Get access to services that support low-income families and their children in accessing high-quality care. Early Head Start programs are for infants, toddlers, and pregnant women. Head Start serves 3- and 4-year-old children. Find out more about eligibility at Michigan Head Start and Early Head Start.

We partner with Michigan’s state-funded preschool program for 4-year-old children at risk of educational failure. Find out more about Michigan Great Start Readiness Program.

More and more employers add child care benefits to their employee compensation packages because it’s hard to do your job without reliable child care!

Talk with your employer or your HR department about whether they offer child care benefits and how to use them.

Staff and current families: when you recommend us to a friend who enrolls and stays enrolled for 50 days, both you and they get $250!

Families that work for us are eligible for a 50% discount on child care.

If you don’t see answers to your questions about easing the cost of your child’s care, call us or drop in for a chat. We’re always happy to help!

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