Obtaining and retaining grant funding for an afterschool program requires accurate record-keeping, both for the grant proposal and for proof of program performance. Using paper-based records requires dedicating staff hours to creating and maintaining the records and finding data errors. With so many files, it's easy to lose documentation, especially in the large space you'll need to store everything.
Qualification and compliance with the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant provisions requires accurate, ongoing record keeping. Manually tracking enrollment, attendance, and classes is an administrative task that can take time better given to improving your afterschool program.
EZReports integrated with EZChildTrack childcare management software automates almost every task required for monitoring and reporting on your program to maintain your grant eligibility with your state education agency (SEA).
To paraphrase - no school is an island. Your school cannot exist in a vacuum and connecting with families and the community should be part of your DNA. You should understand community needs because you rely on families to send you their children and adolescents to become educated members of society.
With today’s technology, there are nearly limitless opportunities to engage with everyone around you. The neighborhood school has often served as a resource in the community. Let everyone in to see what you need and what you can do for them.
There is no question that quality afterschool programs provide enormous benefits to the students and communities they serve. Any improvement increases those benefits in many ways. As the director of an afterschool program, you need cost-effective ways to advance learning, find funding, and promote your program to those in need.
Childcare management software supports all of your efforts, providing numerous applications that increase the afterschool program’s profile through daily operational benefits, data management, and reporting.
Nothing impacts a business more than the attitude of its employees. Your staff is your connection to your customers; if they aren’t happy, customers will notice and may avoid dealing with you. Therefore, a happy staff is a productive staff that supports the growth of your childcare business.
Childcare management software provides multiple benefits, not only for your clients and business processes but for your staff as well. Working with inefficient processes and difficult communication can wear down even the most devoted teacher or administrator. Using childcare software that meets business needs often helps your employees and staff as well.
You aren’t operating a childcare business to push paper. Unfortunately, many childcare facilities still rely on printed documents for everything from taking attendance to invoicing. Preparing so many forms, even when using an accounting package, can still take valuable hours away from your true passion: taking care of children.
From the time the school bell rings at the end of the day to the time parents and caregivers arrive home, over 15 million students are at loose ends. For three or more hours, there is time for a student to experiment with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and sexual relations. There is ample time to get in trouble with the law while roaming the community unsupervised. Students are also in danger from others who may prey on them when there are no adults to watch.
Your ability to maintain and grow your childcare business relies on your ability to obtain payment for your services. Regardless of the economic status of your clients or any reason they may have for paying you late or not at all, you need a steady cash flow to meet your own obligations.
Summer camp registration usually gets started in late winter or early spring. However, there are always those parents who wait until the last minute. If you are still using a paper system to register and enroll campers, it may be time to make the switch to software to capture those latecomers and ease the way for everyone.
Have you wanted to grow your business but can’t find the time or resources? Take on your small business problems by thinking like a big business.
Automating repetitive tasks and small jobs not only free up time to work more with your clients, but it can also help you scale your business at cost. Enterprise has long used technology and automation to create efficiencies in their business processes. Now it's time for you to do the same.
Cloud-based childcare management software can reduce the cost of operations and help your business functions more efficiently.