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The Child Care Management Blog

How to Reduce Costs in After School Programs

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Apr 25, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Reducing costs for your after school program may be necessary to stay afloat. The business expenses and costs of operating an after school program continue to rise as prices for supplies, equipment, and other necessities go up while wages remain stagnant.

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Can Campground Management Software Increase Cash Flow?

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Apr 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Campground management software does more than handle your registration and scheduling. It also contains financial applications that can help you track accounts and manage your cash.

Before you can increase your cash flow, you need to monitor and measure all sources of income and expenses, so you have data to make an educated revenue projection for the future.

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Taking Advantage of the Benefits of Cloud-Based Child Care Software

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Apr 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Child care businesses are always trying to find ways to be more productive at a lower cost. Computers and software have played a key role in increasing productivity in many businesses, but cost continued to be a factor, especially for small business.

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Tips for Streamlining Day Care Management

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Apr 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM

There are only so many hours in the day and managing your own day care business can take up every one of them if you cannot manage your time. Few things are as busy as a day care from morning until night, except, perhaps, for nap time.

However, the business end of a day care will not wait until the perfect time. You must take advantage of some time-saving tips and technology to streamline day care management and keep your sanity.

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6 Common Problems When Managing a Day Care and How to Fix Them

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Mar 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

It takes more than a love of children to run a day care center. It is a business in which you will likely manage employees, maintain a facility, and watch over daily operations.

Here are six areas where problems commonly appear in day care management and how to fix them.

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Measuring Success and Improving Your After School Program

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Mar 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Quality improvement has been a watchword for most industries over the past 30 years. Today’s need to measure the success of and improve your after school program using data and evidenced-based improvements is an outgrowth of those programs, which have begun to mature.

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Processing Summer Camp Payments: How to Reduce Accounting Mistakes

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Mar 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Unlike long-term child care accounts for which tuition is charged and collected every month throughout the year, summer camp payments are for short term programs that last from a few days to a few weeks with a definite start and end date. Typically, payments are made as a single lump sum by a particular date before the beginning of camp or billed on a recurring weekly basis.

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Simplifying Child Care Billing to Make Parents' Lives Easier

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Mar 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Parents are busy people as they no doubt tell you every time they drop off or pick up their child at your facility. They arrive with a pinched look on their faces and move like a film being played at top speed. Mentioning the bill or, worse, a delinquent payment may spur an outburst to rival their toddler's.

Simplifying billing to make the parents’ lives easier takes part of the stress off them and your staff.

Here are some ideas on streamlining your billing process.

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4 Important Features to Look for in Preschool Software

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Feb 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Preschool kiddos are cute, inquisitive, and on-the-go. You and your staff love spending time with them. When administration duties cut into that time, you miss out on all the fun.

Preschool software can automate many of your most tedious tasks and keep everything on track. The software can come loaded with all sorts of bells and whistles. How do you decide what you need it to do?

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How to Optimize Your After School Program with Reports

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Feb 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

How do you know if your after school program is meeting the needs of the youth and community it serves? Like the students it serves, you measure its strengths and challenges using a variety of tests designed to show you where your program is succeeding and where you need to improve.

Before you measure, however, you must clearly define your goals and set a benchmark for each, so you have something against which to measure.

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