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Jeffrey Thomas

Jeffrey Thomas is the President of ThomasKelly Software Associates - specializing in cloud-based products ​for education and social services domains.
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Leverage Childcare Management with Technology

Posted by Jeffrey Thomas on Jul 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Data from a Reader’s Survey from showed that technology use continues to increase among childcare providers and business. Childcare providers use technology for accounting, information storage and management, security, business analytics and regulatory compliance.

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Tips for Starting a Child Daycare Center

Posted by Jeffrey Thomas on Jun 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Deciding to start a childcare center is the very tip of an iceberg that can sink your hopes and plans if you don’t have a solid plan in place. Whether you begin with childcare in your home or decide to create a free-standing facility, there is a generally defined pathway from making your decision to opening your doors.

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Why Do Strong After School Programs Matter?

Posted by Jeffrey Thomas on Mar 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Everyone wants to find their tribe, children included. A strong after school program can offer the opportunity to meet people outside the confines of the formal classroom. Also, it can be a safe space to practice skills, whether they are social, educational, or emotional, which is critical to the development of a successful adult.

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Your Guide to Efficient Childcare Billing and Payments

Posted by Jeffrey Thomas on Mar 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Cash flow management can be a challenge for any small business. If you are still performing your billing tasks manually, you are spending quite a few hours each month printing and distributing invoices then handling payment as it comes in.

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Tax Tips for Daycare Providers

Posted by Jeffrey Thomas on Feb 14, 2018 10:40:00 AM

Even though Tax Day comes three days later than usual, it still strikes tension, if not fear, into the heart of every self-employed person in the United States, including those who operate a daycare business.

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Protecting Children at Your Aftercare Facility

Posted by Jeffrey Thomas on Jan 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The children and teenagers that attend your after school care facility must be kept safe at all times. Accidents are not always avoidable but most safety issues can be determined ahead of time and corrective and preventive action taken to ensure nobody gets hurt or becomes ill at your aftercare facility.

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The Biggest Technology Challenges Facing Teachers

Posted by Jeffrey Thomas on Dec 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM

It's been over 25 years since then-President Bill Clinton worked to promote internet access to lower-income families and schools. Ever since, technology for the classroom has been a key component in the promises made to parents about the quality of education their children receive.

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Making a Good First Impression on a Childcare Tour

Posted by Jeffrey Thomas on Nov 29, 2017 4:15:00 PM

Since one of the best marketing tools you have for your childcare center is the parent tour, a good first impression of your business is essential. If you have never given tours before, put some effort into planning according to the tips below. If you have been providing tours and are having difficulty persuading parents to close the deal, maybe you need to compare your tour practices with the steps below.

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4 Productivity Tips for Childcare Centers

Posted by Jeffrey Thomas on Nov 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM

“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get!” - Lewis Carroll

Do you ever feel like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland? It seems the harder you work, and the faster you try to accomplish your tasks, the more other things get in the way. A facility full of small children is, by definition, a chaotic wonderland but we have four tips to increase your productivity without increasing the pace.

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The Ultimate Childcare Management Checklist

Posted by Jeffrey Thomas on Nov 1, 2017 11:00:00 AM

There are a lot of moving parts to operating a childcare facility. Between selecting a location to start a facility to tracking meals and monitoring finances, you can feel pulled in a dozen directions at once.

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