Study after study shows the improvement in children’s lives made by effective afterschool programs. In many communities, an afterschool program is the only chance for enrichment available. The value of providing homework assistance and opportunities to experience other activities cannot be overstated.
If there is no one at home to care for them, many children who have aged out of daycare can be at loose ends until their parents get home. In some neighborhoods, being without a caregiver is a dangerous proposition. Not all "latch-key" children have the maturity to stay home alone, particularly under the age of 12 or so.
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.
It's never too early to start preparing for school. If your children are spending the summer at home or if this will be their first experience in daycare, there are many things you can do as a parent to smooth their way.
Online registration is less perk and more expectation as the digital natives grow up and become parents. The kids who don’t know a time when technology was not part of everyday life have come of age and expect service providers to implement digital solutions over analog processes.
Ah, the smell of the s’mores, the chirping of the crickets, and the itch of the chiggers… it all brings back fond memories of summer camp for many parents. They want to pass that experience down to their kids.
How many hours do you spend each month on billing and payment processing? If you still perform a largely manual process, you are spending time that is better used operating and marketing your business.
How is your summer camp registration going? Is your staff and activity schedule completed to accommodate new kids every week? Have all the parents completed the required documentation and made payment?