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Helping Families Return to Daycare after COVID-19 Shutdowns

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Jun 10, 2020 3:20:25 PM

As states begin to open up after the prolonged shutdown from the COVID-19 pandemic, people are slowly coming out of their homes to go back to work. For working parents, the newest worry is how to feel safe putting their children back into care while the coronavirus is still out there.

As a businessperson, you want to open up to begin earning revenue again, but as a childcare provider, you are all too aware of the stress parents are feeling. Even if you were able to stay open as an essential business, you and your staff are still adapting to life in the post-COVID world.

Here are some tips to help families feel safe placing their children in your care.

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Tips for Reopening Your Summer Camp in 2020

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Jun 3, 2020 8:48:30 AM

As the states slowly open up from the COVID-19 lockdown, there are many questions about how businesses, particularly summer camps, can open safely.

There is no doubt about the potential risk of an outbreak anytime people gather together. On the other hand, the country cannot remain in limbo. The CDC helpfully released guidance to help owners and operators of daycares, preschools, and camps reopen for the season.

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Is Technology Inherently Bad for Kids?

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on May 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The presence and use of technology by children is an ongoing topic of concern. On one side is the insistence that any exposure to screens is inherently bad for children. On the other is the expectation of advanced education at a young age.

Technology is a tool. It is neither good nor bad; it's all in how you use it. Computers, smartphones, tablets, and TV have received their share of criticism, but there is no turning back the clock to a technology-free childhood.

Technology carries benefits and advantages. It can also be detrimental. Balance is the key.

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Fun Family Activities to Do at Home

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on May 20, 2020 4:10:29 PM

Though quarantine lock-downs are expiring, many schools are still online, and some childcare facilities are reopening or attempting to get back to a regular schedule.

In the meantime, parents are home with their children for more hours a day than before. To help them keep the little ones busy and learning, offer them some ideas for fun family activities to do at home. You can help their children stay focused on learning while giving everyone a break.

Here are some ideas you can pass along to parents or build on to provide a customized list for your clientele.

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Leading Your Childcare Center Through a Crisis

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on May 14, 2020 2:37:07 PM

The pandemic hit hard and fast, but as a small business owner and expert childcare provider, you need to lead through this crisis. While the world didn’t quite tilt on its axis, everyone is still scrambling to get their feet back under them.

Leading your childcare center through a crisis isn’t easy, but running a business and taking care of children isn’t easy either. You’ve got this. 

Here are some tips and tools to help you along on your leadership journey.

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Cleaning and Disinfecting Childcare Centers During the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on May 6, 2020 3:33:45 PM

As the states begin to allow businesses to open from lockdown, shelter in place, and quarantine, childcare facilities face particular challenges. Not only must you guard against the little ones' propensity to touch everything and put it in their mouths, you now have a new germ to kill: Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Communicating With Parents During COVID-19 Closures

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Apr 22, 2020 3:19:11 PM

COVID-19 has caused widespread closures of many businesses, including childcare, summer camps, and afterschool care. Communicating with families is crucial for maintaining relationships and ensuring everyone is receiving accurate information about hours of operation, length of the closure, and how they can receive future communications. 

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COVID-19 Tips for Parents and Childcare Providers

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Apr 15, 2020 4:10:46 PM

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is taking over life as we know it for the time being. Childcare services are being hit from all sides, from parents taking their children out for home care as they shelter in place to essential workers looking for places to put their kids while they work.

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YOUR WEBINAR QUESTIONS ABOUT CHILDCARE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE ANSWERED

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Apr 10, 2020 8:23:51 AM

On March 26, 2020, we teamed up with the National Afterschool Association for a live webinar called “Ease Operational Headaches with EZChildTrack Afterschool Management Software."

We talked about using childcare management software 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.

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Cloud-Based Childcare Software vs. On-Premise in the Time of Coronavirus

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Apr 3, 2020 11:50:59 AM

COVID-19 continues to make headlines. Childcare businesses are on the front lines, providing care for the children of essential personnel who still report to work during the crisis.

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