The federal government distributed around $30 billion (with a “B”) for child nutrition programs for the 2018 fiscal year. $14 billion of that was for the National School Lunch Program. Unfortunately, the USDA reported improper payments to all four programs, including WIC, SFSP, SNAP, and the lunch program to the tune of $1.8 billion in that same fiscal year.
Providing childcare is very different from managing a business. If you have decided to open your own daycare, preschool, or other childcare business or facility, you could probably use some help.
On May 5, 2022, we teamed up with the National Afterschool Association for a live webinar called “Ease Operational Headaches with EZChildTrack Afterschool Management Software."
We gave a sneak peek into EZChildTrack childcare software and how you can use it to simplify and streamline program operations. The webinar focused on finding ways to help your program grow, empower your staff, and provide enrichment opportunities for every student.
We took questions from attendees and wanted to share them with you.
Using childcare management software comes with a range of advantages. Reducing operational costs, remotely managing programs, and enhancing communications with parents, staff, teachers, and students are some of its cornerstone amenities.
One of the most useful features of cloud-based childcare management software is the ability to monitor staff and student activities in one place. School administrators need to be able to keep an eye on staff and monitor student progress, all while being able to coordinate different school and program schedules.
School districts are always looking to simplify tasks and increase efficiency across multiple departments. However, as educators, the primary focus is to meet the needs of students of all ages and levels. This is why EZChildTrack is the go-to software for school districts and educators nationwide. As an innovator in childcare management, we feature cloud-based tools designed to increase organizational productivity and ensure programs are meeting daily goals and objectives.
A frequent complaint of school districts is not having enough time. Childcare professionals are consistently bogged down with daily repetitive administrative tasks. They also multitask by handling financial and scheduling duties as well. Micromanagement leaves administrators with little to no time to oversee childcare development and institute district protocols and directives.
Every child deserves healthy meals and proper nourishment. This is the fuel they need to process and learn new things every day. However, students must also have meals with essential vitamins and minerals. These are vital for boosting energy levels, especially when studying or working on assignments.
Communication is the lifeline of daycares, schools, and afterschool programs. School administrators and teachers must be able to stay in touch with parents at all times, especially when it comes to weather-related closures and schedules for holiday breaks. The last thing educational venues need is recurring communication issues due to dropped calls or other digital obstacles.
Businesses have always tried to do more with less. Unfortunately, trying to do more with fewer people at your childcare center is often a recipe for error and lost documentation — not to mention the need to generate, complete, file, and store paper childcare forms.