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Top 10 daycares in Houston, TX

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Little Houstonians Child Care

Little Houstonians Child Care

New on TrustedCare
2+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Based in Houston, Texas, Little Houstonians Child Care offers exceptional early child care services. The company is committed to providing a multicultural and bilingual environment, ensuring your child has the tools they need to succeed. They pride themselves on offering personalized care that feels like home, ensuring the best possible experience for all children.
TrustKids Academy

TrustKids Academy

5.0(1)
4+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Brenda O. says, "Best daycare ever! Thank you ladies for all you do! I could not be more satisfied with the care you guys provide for my baby boy. If you want peace of mind, knowing your little angel is in great hands look no further! This is the daycare to be ! Ms Octavia, Ms. Kerian and Ms. Angelina are the dream team ! As a new mom finding a daycare was the scariest part of it all, but seeing how happy my baby is to go with you guys every single morning truly gives me peace of mind. We are blessed to have come across you ladies! Thank you !" Read more
Ms. Monica's Daycare

Ms. Monica's Daycare

New on TrustedCare
8+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Monica Zapata, located in Pasadena, TX and surrounding areas, is a registered home daycare provider. Offering both care and educational experiences for up to 12 children, they specialize in preparing infants through school-age children for Kindergarten with age-appropriate lessons and activities. Their home-based environment ensures a comforting and personal approach to childcare. Please contact Monica Zapata to inquire about availability and pricing.
Flourishing Sprout Learning Academy

Flourishing Sprout Learning Academy

New on TrustedCare
3+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Flourishing Sprout Learning Academy, based in Houston, TX, is a premier institution committed to providing exceptional educational services. The academy prides itself on nurturing young minds, fostering creativity, and cultivating a love for learning in a safe, supportive environment. The team at Flourishing Sprout Learning Academy is devoted to helping each student thrive and reach their full potential.
A Step Above Learning Center

A Step Above Learning Center

New on TrustedCare
2+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Located in the heart of Houston, TX, A Step Above Learning Center is dedicated to providing top-tier child care services. This licensed home daycare, known for its nurturing environment, offers enriching play experiences for up to 12 children. Reach out to A Step Above Learning Center to explore how they can cater to your child care needs. I have been a Director & owner for 20 plus years a total years of 36 years experience; I love what I do. My degree is in Early Childhood Development and I love what’s now a new beginning for me and A Step Above Learning Center we are on the move for great success. Give us a call “Over and Above The Call Of
Developing Leaders Childcare

Developing Leaders Childcare

New on TrustedCare
7+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Developing Leaders Childcare, located in Pearland, TX and surrounding areas, is a licensed home daycare dedicated to providing top-notch child care in a group environment. Catering to up to 10 children, the facility focuses on nurturing, and developing young minds. We focus on leadership with integrity in our children working on areas that need improvements, so that our children can be the best they can be for the outside world. Also challenging them in their education preparing them for new level in their lives as kindergartener. For inquiries about prices and availability, please contact the provider directly.
Grace Weekday School

Grace Weekday School

New on TrustedCare
7+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Grace Weekday School, located in Houston, TX, is a Christian program offering exceptional care and preschool education. The school emphasizes a balance of free play, group learning, music, active play, and bible study. It also organizes family events and offers Jolly Trolley gymnastics for an additional fee. Focused on nurturing young minds, Grace Weekday School is committed to providing a comprehensive early childhood education experience in a faith-based environment.
Firm Foundation Early Learning Center

Firm Foundation Early Learning Center

New on TrustedCare
2+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Firm Foundation Early Learning Center, located in Houston, TX, is a dedicated early learning program that supports children and their families during all stages of childhood development. The center's unique approach focuses on emotional and intellectual growth, offering stimulating situations and hands-on learning opportunities. Trust Firm Foundation ELC to provide a significant stepping stone in your child's early childhood educational journey.
Crossing Borders International Preschool

Crossing Borders International Preschool

New on TrustedCare
23+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Crossing Borders Preschool, established in 2001 in Houston, TX, is a distinguished bilingual academy. This preschool and language center uses an immersion-style curriculum, with native-speaking teachers helping kids learn Spanish, English, Mandarin, and French. Catering to children as young as 18 months to 6 years old, it fosters a dynamic and fun learning environment that boosts confidence and cultivates lasting relationships. The school underscores the importance of diversity and culture, making it an ideal setting for nurturing future global leaders.
The Rock Early Learning Center

The Rock Early Learning Center

New on TrustedCare
2+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Reflections of Christ's Kingdom, also known as The R.O.C.K., is a dynamic non-denominational church community based in Houston, Texas, and nearby areas. Under the leadership of Apostle Dr. Dana Carson, the church offers a unique Kingdom experience, touching and transforming lives globally. Furthermore, The R.O.C.K. operates an Early Learning Center in Southeast Houston, providing quality, affordable early childhood education with resources and tools to empower children's success.

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?

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