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Find daycares in Dallas, TX

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Top 10 daycares in Dallas, TX

Parents agree: these Dallas daycares are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Shinining Little Stars Child Care

Shinining Little Stars Child Care

New on TrustedCare
14+ years in business
Serves Dallas, TX
Based in Rockwall and Mesquite, TX and serving surrounding areas, Lakesha Lawrence is a registered home daycare providing child care in a group environment for up to 12 children. The daycare emphasizes an inclusive, supportive environment with financial support options and snacks provided. Reach out to Lakesha Lawrence to inquire about availability and rates.
Ms Sues Christian Day Care School

Ms Sues Christian Day Care School

New on TrustedCare
23+ years in business
Serves Dallas, TX
Established in 2003, Ms. Sue's Christian Day Care provides exceptional child care services in Dallas, Texas, and its surrounding areas. This faith-based institution is dedicated to nurturing children of all ages in a loving and respectful environment. With a focus on individuality, they offer an array of educational activities and programs designed to meet each child's unique needs and prepare them for school and beyond.
Dilworth Discovery  In Home Christian Childcare

Dilworth Discovery In Home Christian Childcare

New on TrustedCare
5+ years in business
Serves Dallas, TX
Cecelia Dilworth is a LICENSED home-based childcare program located in Dallas, TX serving the surrounding areas. With a focus on providing a nurturing Christian environment, the service accommodates up to 12 children, offering both care and educational experiences. Reach out to Cecelia Dilworth for more details on prices and availability. Currently running a GREAT SPECIAL pay for the First Two weeks up front get your 3rd week FREE.
Happy Now Daycare

Happy Now Daycare

New on TrustedCare
5+ years in business
Serves Dallas, TX
Happy Now Daycare, located in Garland, TX, is a licensed daycare center that caters to the educational and care needs of up to 29 children. The center ensures a nurturing and learning conducive environment, providing quality service to Garland and its surrounding areas. Reach out to Happy Now Daycare for inquiries about their competitive availability.
Topcare Learning Adventure

Topcare Learning Adventure

New on TrustedCare
4+ years in business
Serves Dallas, TX
Topcare Learning Adventure, based in DeSoto, TX, is a home-based childcare program serving preschoolers, kindergarteners, and school-age children. The program offers a developmentally-appropriate curriculum in a small-group setting, fostering each child's growth and learning. Unique offerings such as gardening, chess, meditation, and cooking are integrated into the daily schedule, providing a well-rounded educational experience.
Cradle To Crayon Learning Center

Cradle To Crayon Learning Center

New on TrustedCare
5+ years in business
Serves Dallas, TX
Cradle To Crayon Learning Center, located in Irving, Texas, is a trusted childcare provider dedicated to offering a development-based environment for children. Not only do they aim to prepare children for kindergarten with their educational experiences but also ensure affordability for families. High quality, affordable, and focused on success, Cradle To Crayon Learning Center is a valuable resource for the community.
Classic Montessori Inc

Classic Montessori Inc

New on TrustedCare
6+ years in business
Serves Dallas, TX
Classic Montessori Inc, based in Irving, TX, is a licensed home daycare providing comprehensive care and educational experiences for up to 12 children. Their well-structured program is designed to cater to the individual needs of each child, fostering growth and development in a nurturing environment. Please note that snacks are provided as part of their service. Contact Classic Montessori Inc directly for further information on their offerings and availability.
Lmnop Children's Academy

Lmnop Children's Academy

New on TrustedCare
14+ years in business
Serves Dallas, TX
LMNOP Children's Academy, located in Carrollton, Texas, is an advanced learning center and childcare facility. They offer a balance of teacher-led and child-led activities in their daycare and preschool programs, fostering a quality learning environment. Their daily activities range from music, art, and movement to computer education and outdoor play. With a maximum capacity of 225 children, they focus on providing quality childcare and educational experiences.
Childcare Network #264

Childcare Network #264

New on TrustedCare
24+ years in business
Serves Dallas, TX
Childcare Network, founded in 2019, serves the Carrollton, Texas region and beyond. They offer comprehensive childcare services for children aged six weeks to twelve years. Their programs focus on all areas of development, providing activities that stimulate exploration and learning through play. The facility is equipped to accommodate up to 250 children, and also provides meals, ensuring that their young charges are well cared for throughout the day.
For Keeps Sake

For Keeps Sake

New on TrustedCare
27+ years in business
Serves Dallas, TX
For Keep's Sake Inc., located in Dallas, Texas, and its surrounding areas, is a Texas 4Star Center providing exceptional child care services since 1997. This Four Star academy offers a positive learning environment for children aged 3 months to after school age, focusing on encouraging learning through play, observation, and enriching field trips. For Keep's Sake has served in a PreK partnership with the Dallas Independent School district for five year ensuring student success when they enter kindergarten. Our all day service includes CACFP approved meals for Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks. We encourage curiosity and creative learning activiti

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 Dallas daycares

Recent success stories from people in the Dallas area.
Jaclyn S.
Your child will definitely be cared for at Wynn’s childcare. Mrs. Wynn is an experienced childcare provider whose philosophy involves teaching the whole child. She follows a curriculum that includes all subjects but I was most impressed with my child’s reading preparation for kindergarten.
Wynn's ChildCare LCCH
Valencia M.
My 2 y/o son started at Divine Joy in May 2024. This is his first time attending any form of daycare. Mrs. Julia, caregiver/owner of Divine Joy has been great thus far! She has made the transition for both myself (mom) and son very smooth during this big adjustment. Her home is very clean and organized. She is very attentive to my child and his needs. Her program is filled with educational activities and learning. She communicates throughout the day and responds quickly to my messages. This has been a great experience so far and looking forward to staying with Divine Joy!
Divine Joy
Tonya W.
This Learning Academy is more than a center its family. I really appreciate having a place I can leave my child and know my child will be treated like her own.
Buzzing Busy Bees Learning Academy
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