Explore The Ways You Can Offset Child Care Fees

High-Quality Care. Lower Costs.

Explore The Ways You Can Offset Child Care Fees

Explore The Ways You Can Offset Child Care Fees

High-Quality Care. Lower Costs.

Preschool & Child Care Center Serving Ayden, Chocowinity, Washington & Winterville, NC

Your Child Deserves The Best; We Can Help

Early education is one of your biggest priorities, and you want to be sure your child is getting the love and guidance they need. There are several options available to help you offset the cost of care, and we’ve made it easy to learn about them.

Your Child Deserves The Best; We Can Help

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 North Carolina.

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.

We accept county subsidies and you can see if you qualify via the Department of Social Services in your local county.

We’re proud to offer confidence and support as part of the Early Head Start program. Find out more about Early Head Start in North Carolina here. Find out about Early Head Start here.

The NC Pre-K Program is designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-old children. Find out if your child is eligible for NCPK here.

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.

Recommend us to a friend, and when they enroll full-time, you could be eligible for a tuition credit!

As part of our team, you may be eligible for other discounts or tuition credits. Talk with your HR manager about what’s currently available to you.

If you don’t see answers to your questions about making child care costs easier, call us or drop in for a chat.

How Old Is Your Child?


6 weeks - 12 months


1 and 2 years

Preschool & NCPK

3 - 5 years

School Age

K - 12 years

Summer Camp

5 -12 Years