Efficiency and small children don't seem to go together. Still, you can reduce the chaos and move them along quicker with improved drop-off and pick-up procedures.
If the parents are happy, your childcare business will succeed. It really is that simple. For a childcare business or program, there are many ways to delight parents as you engage, entertain, and educate their children.
Preschool is exciting but overwhelming for most children and probably for the teacher, too. Moving small children from one activity or room to another in any kind of organized fashion is like moving armies.
There is no successful business without a budget. A childcare business, in particular, has high costs due to licensing requirements, labor costs, and location-specific costs. Monitoring your income and spend lets you plan ahead and identify unnecessary expenses you can safely remove from your spending.
It's that most stressful time of year — back-to-school preparations are in high gear. Parents are making a last-minute search for preschools or other care situations. Teachers are already getting ready to welcome a new batch of students. There’s just so much going on!
While parents send their kids to your summer camp for the experience and fun, they also expect you to keep them safe. In today’s environment, safety translates into documentation and data accessibility.
The days of parents dropping their kids off at summer camp and not expecting to hear from them again are gone, if they ever existed. There are always parents that can't seem to let go. Others would be happy to know more about their child's daily life while at camp as well as access other documents anytime they like.
Manually administering the payment circle can leave you with unpaid invoices, payments that fail to make it to the bank, and missed late fees. It just takes too much time and effort to keep up with billing, invoicing, and payment processing.
Most childcare programs are required by an array of agencies to prove themselves daily as a value to the community. Providing such evidence is time-consuming and can be fraught with errors.
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.