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Top 10 daycares in Allen, TX

Parents agree: these Allen daycares are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Sweet Home For Kids Childcare

Sweet Home For Kids Childcare

New on TrustedCare
13+ years in business
Serves Allen, TX
Sweet Home For Kids Childcare, located in Plano, Texas and servicing surrounding areas, is a home-based childcare service that offers a convenient location near Ruisseau Village shopping mall and Sam Johnson Highway. Founded in 2011, it focuses on creating a nurturing environment for children with a maximum capacity of 12 to ensure personalized care.
Growing With Love

Growing With Love

New on TrustedCare
24+ years in business
Serves Allen, TX
Established in 1995, Growing With Love Daycare, based in Plano, TX, provides high-standard professionalism in childcare services, maintaining the necessary accreditations, insurances, and licensing. Offering care and educational experiences for up to 12 children, the daycare is dedicated to developing children's imagination and language abilities. With a focus on kindergarten readiness, the establishment also provides bilingual education for preschoolers and kindergarten children, making it a reliable choice for your child's early developmental needs.
Stephanie Vaughan

Stephanie Vaughan

New on TrustedCare
27+ years in business
Serves Allen, TX
Stephanie Vaughan's Registered Childcare Home, located in Allen, Texas, has been providing specialized childcare since 1997. With over two decades of experience, Stephanie Vaughan offers a safe, loving, and structured environment for infants and children up to 5 years of age. Her home daycare adheres to all state regulations, including background checks and CPR/First Aid standards and has never had a single citation. She also provides a Christian curriculum and daily communication sheets at no extra cost. The small group setting offers personalized care and currently has 1 opening. Stephanie can be reached at 214/697-7983 for more information
Tiny Hiney Daycare

Tiny Hiney Daycare

5.0(2)
11+ years in business
Serves Allen, TX
Nikki B. says, "My daughter went here for about 3 years & the only reason she stopped was due to us moving. She was heaven sent & we were so lucky to have found her. She is amazing & I would recommend her over & over again." Read more
Laura Olvera

Laura Olvera

New on TrustedCare
43+ years in business
Serves Allen, TX
Laura Olvera is a well-regarded home daycare located in the Camelot area of Garland, Texas. Been in business for 34 years. Catering to a maximum of 6 children, Laura Olvera offers a blend of care and educational experiences tailored to foster child development. Please reach out to inquire about pricing and availability.
The Learning Tree Child Care

The Learning Tree Child Care

New on TrustedCare
2+ years in business
Serves Allen, TX
The Learning Tree Child Care, located in Murphy, TX, is a daycare center that prides itself on providing an inclusive environment for young children. The business uses a Montessori-based curriculum and emphasizes learning-through-play within a structured program. They offer numerous activities that promote physical, mental, social, emotional, and cognitive development. From circle time and story sharing to outdoor play and milestone celebrations, The Learning Tree Child Care is committed to fostering daily learning and growth in all children.
Tammy Hoffman

Tammy Hoffman

New on TrustedCare
16+ years in business
Serves Allen, TX
Tammy Hoffman is a trusted and registered home daycare located in the heart of Garland, TX and its surrounding areas. Specializing in providing nurturing child care in a group environment, Tammy Hoffman can accommodate up to 12 children at a time, ensuring each receives personalized attention. For families seeking reliable daycare solutions, Tammy Hoffman is the ideal choice, offering quality care and financial support options to meet various needs.
Erika Sterling

Erika Sterling

New on TrustedCare
25+ years in business
Serves Allen, TX
Erika Sterling is a registered home daycare located in the heart of Farmers Branch, TX, also serving Dallas and surrounding areas. Specializing in providing an engaging and nurturing environment, Erika Sterling can accommodate up to 10 children, ensuring a personalized and attentive child care experience. Please contact the provider to discuss availability and pricing.
The Goddard School Of Allen (West)

The Goddard School Of Allen (West)

New on TrustedCare
3+ years in business
Serves Allen, TX
The Goddard School of Allen (West) is more than just a daycare. It is a child care program that promotes a lifelong love of learning. With dedicated teachers in a private preschool setting, they are committed to nurturing your child's learning abilities. Serving Allen and surrounding areas, The Goddard School of Allen (West) is your partner in shaping your child's future.
Kellee's Child Care

Kellee's Child Care

New on TrustedCare
5+ years in business
Serves Allen, TX
Kellee Dickson's childcare program, located in McKinney, TX, is designed to foster independence and curiosity in children. With a unique play-based approach, children are engaged in activities such as singing, dancing, art, and daily nature walks to local parks. This program is not just about child care, but also about developing children's love for learning and exploration. Serving McKinney and the surrounding areas, Kellee's child care is your child's home away from home.

Your Daycare questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on TrustedCare.

How much does daycare cost?

Daycare costs depend on the child’s age group, the type of daycare, and where you live. Infant daycare is typically the most expensive, ranging from $650 to $1,500 per month. Infant daycare requires higher ratios of caregivers to children, which increases costs. Babies require more individualized attention, including diaper changes, feedings, and naps. As the child ages and becomes more independent, this ratio decreases along with daycare costs.

Traditional daycare centers tend to charge higher rates than home-based family daycare centers or co-ops. However, they usually have lower child-to-caregiver ratios, offer a wider range of amenities and activities, and have stricter qualifications for staff. Church-based, YMCA, or other non-profit child care centers offer lower rates, while home-based daycare is typically the cheapest option due to the low overhead costs.

In urban areas with a higher cost of living, daycare costs tend to be higher to cover the cost of higher rent and teacher salaries. Suburban and rural daycare centers have lower overhead costs, which often translates to more affordable daycare.

Is daycare tax deductible?

No, you cannot directly deduct daycare expenses on your federal tax return. However, if you qualify, there's a tax credit designed to assist with daycare costs, known as the Child and Dependent Care Credit.

The Child and Dependent Care Credit enables you to claim a percentage of your eligible childcare expenses. It ranges from 20% to 35% of allowable expenses, capping at $3,000 for one qualifying child and $6,000 for two or more qualifying children (applicable to the 2023 tax year). Consult a qualified tax professional to confirm if your eligibility.

Can a daycare charge you when they are closed?

Some daycares may charge a reduced fee or no fee at all during certain closures, while others may maintain regular charges. The terms in your daycare contract or agreement should outline whether or not you are charged when they are closed. It's common for daycares to have specific policies regarding fees during closures, such as holidays or other scheduled breaks.

If you're unsure, reach out to the daycare directly to clarify their billing practices during closures.

How do I look up daycare violations?

To look up daycare violations, start by contacting your state’s licensing agency for childcare facilities. You can usually find this information through your state’s Department of Health and Human Services online database.

Another option is to reach out to community resources such as local parenting groups, forums, or social media groups. Other parents may share their experiences or provide information about daycare violations in your area. Finally, consider a visit the daycare center directly and ask for information about any past violations. Daycare centers are often required to make this information accessible to parents.

How do I choose a daycare?

When picking a daycare, trust your instincts and choose a daycare that aligns with your child's needs, your values, and provides a safe and nurturing environment for their development. Follow these additional suggestions to find the best fit for you and your child:

  • Get recommendations from other parents, friends, and pediatricians to start your search.
  • Visit in person to make sure the spaces are clean, safe, and friendly.
  • Ask about caregiver qualifications, such as CPR training, early childhood education background, and experience with children of a similar age.
  • Understand the daycare's approach to early education, discipline, feeding, and soothing methods.
  • Choose a daycare that is licensed and accredited to meet government-set health and safety standards.
  • Check if parents are encouraged to participate in the program and if there are opportunities for parental engagement.
  • Contact current and former clients for feedback on their experiences with the daycare.
  • Consider making unannounced visits to get a true sense of the daycare's daily operations
  • Look for a daycare with a suitable curriculum, flexible schedules, and activities that fit your preferences.
  • Visit the daycare with your child and see how they react to the space, teachers, and other children.
  • Secure a spot on the waiting list as early as possible, especially for sought-after infant programs.

What questions should I ask when evaluating potential daycare centers?

Gather as much information as you can to find the daycare that best fits your family’s needs. Be prepared with a list of questions when visiting daycares, including:

  • Is your daycare licensed and accredited to meet safety standards?
  • Are teachers credentialed and trained in CPR/First Aid?
  • What are the class sizes and student-teacher ratios for each age group?
  • What are the daycare's hours of operation and rates?
  • How does the daycare handle discipline?
  • Will the daycare assist with potty training?
  • How much time do children spend in free-play and outdoors?
  • Are meals and snacks provided by the daycare?
  • How are food allergies handled by the daycare?
  • What enrichment programs and activities are available?

Reviews for Allen daycares

Recent success stories from people in the Allen area.
Jill E.
So glad we found Tiny Hiney!! Our son absolutely LOVES Ms. Meka (and we do too). We found her to have great communication, an inclusive environment, with fun activities and structured curriculum for the kids. So many great things to say!!!!
Tiny Hiney Daycare
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