The following were among actions taken at Tuesday's meeting of the Montgomery County Council. For more information, call 251-7900.

CHILD CARE TAX CREDIT -- The council voted 6 to 0 to approve a bill allowing a child care provider to receive up to a $2,000 property tax credit if the provider makes improvements to the property to be used exclusively for the care of children.

Improvements started before July 1, 1987, or finished after July 1, 1991, would not be eligible under the bill.

The bill was sponsored by council member Michael Subin, who said the tax credit should increase the number of day care facilities by providing an incentive for potential child care providers.

FIREFIGHTERS -- The council introduced a bill, with the support of County Executive Sidney Kramer, that would give county firefighters the right to bargain collectively for a contract.

The council voted last week to transfer the county's 700 career firefighters from volunteer-controlled corporations to county government. The move to make the firefighters county employes followed years of bitter debate between career firefighters who endorsed the reclassification and volunteers who vigorously opposed it.

The creation of the bargaining unit would be the third representing county employes. Both county government workers and police now bargain collectively. If the bill is passed, bargaining could begin by November 1988.