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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-02-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,840
Posted By StarMama01
T/S Question: Determining Exclusive Use

This might be a question for Tom: if you have an open concept home design, can you claim portions of a room as exclusive use?

My kitchen is approximately 500 sq ft. About 200 sq ft is used...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,894
Posted By StarMama01
This is so helpful! Blackcat, any chance you can...

This is so helpful! Blackcat, any chance you can PM me or add me to the FB groups? I believe the local ones are private/closed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,894
Posted By StarMama01
I was leaning towards Providers Choice but...

I was leaning towards Providers Choice but obviously it's not, haha. Why was it so bad? How is Milestones different?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,894
Posted By StarMama01
My choices are: Adult's and Children's Alliance,...

My choices are: Adult's and Children's Alliance, Child Care & Nutrition, Milestones, and Providers Choice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,894
Posted By StarMama01
Food Program - How to Choose?

I just had my licensing inspection and the licensor said that I should enroll in a food program ASAP. Any advice for newbies? Are they basically the same or do any stand out due to stellar customer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,426
Posted By StarMama01
Yes, thank you so much! Out of this list, I...

Yes, thank you so much!

Out of this list, I was able to talk to a human at LVC. For interested novices like me, it's $5 per unit if you bring it in. If you need an on-site inspection, there's an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,426
Posted By StarMama01
Hennepin

Hennepin
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,426
Posted By StarMama01
Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection

Hopefully someone from MN (Minneapolis) knows the answer to this: where do I get my annual fire extinguisher inspection? I already asked Google, my licensor, my local fire department (he mentioned a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By StarMama01
Yep, the fence is the biggest (and most...

Yep, the fence is the biggest (and most expensive) issue. It was supposed to go in last fall, but you know, contractors. Always add six months to their timeline. :/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By StarMama01
Long story short: I want to be self-employed. I'd...

Long story short: I want to be self-employed. I'd make a lot more money working for someone else, but I'm not interested in doing that right now. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By StarMama01
Good feedback! I wonder if competition is...

Good feedback!

I wonder if competition is that tight for it to be a concern. I'm in Minneapolis, and there seems to be a shortage of affordable, quality child care - especially for infants!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By StarMama01
Substitute/Temporary Assistant

How much would you pay for a fully credentialed substitute or temporary assistant?

Since my daycare license is pending a few more months due to a required fence installation, I was thinking about...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-13-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,398
Posted By StarMama01
Hi Max! I can't imagine Dakota County licensing...

Hi Max! I can't imagine Dakota County licensing to take as long Hennepin County. There seems to be a "front door" process where applicants go to all the meetings, send all the paperwork, take all the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-26-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,398
Posted By StarMama01
Hi Blackcat! I'm in Minneapolis/Hennepin County....

Hi Blackcat! I'm in Minneapolis/Hennepin County. It took 13 months after my application to even get a licensor assigned to me, and another two months for them to give me my list of corrections after...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-26-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,398
Posted By StarMama01
Thanks Tom! Just for clarification, would...

Thanks Tom!

Just for clarification, would the deduction/loss just apply to daycare income or all income? Like, what if my total income was 50,000, but only 5,000 was from daycare and my first year...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-24-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,398
Posted By StarMama01
Start Up Deductions

Hello! First time poster, long time lurker. I've learned a lot from this site, and so glad it exists! Most of my questions have already been asked and answered by others, so I haven't had to post...