Bill Would Give Tax Credit For Accredited Child Care

A bill in the Senate would give parents a tax credit for child care if their child‘s facility has state accreditation.

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A teacher helps a student open her milk at Busy Bees Academy, a public preschool in Columbus.

While the Senate considers a proposal to help low-income parents afford preschool, it has already approved a proposal to encourage child-care centers to raise their game.

The House has voted to give parents up to $6,800 to pay for preschool. Markle Senator Travis Holdman‘s bill gives them a tax credit for child care instead, of up to $180 per child if their child‘s facility has state accreditation. Holdman believes that is less than half of them.

“More and more are catching on and doing it, because they can advertise that they are a Paths to Quality facility, which says to parents these are topnotch facilities,” he says. “So in the competitive free-market world, a lot of folks are moving that direction, because they want that designation.”

Holdman‘s credit would be available to all parents, not just low-income. The amount of the credit would go up from $60 based on the center‘s level of accreditation.

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