There are so many different childcare management software solutions out there, how do you choose the one that is best for your business? The profusion of features, delivery, and devices create a cacophony of choices.
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.
Student to teacher ratio is a metric you can use to optimize teacher scheduling without compromising educational outcomes. There have been several studies attempting to ascertain the best ratio of students to teachers for maximum achievement, but when you deal with class sizes that grow and shrink within your operating hours, you have the potential to have more teachers than you need.
A budget is essential for running a profitable childcare center, and the need for budget tracking is one of the many compelling recommendations for using childcare management software. But how much does it cost for childcare software? It depends on your needs.
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.
One of the most time-consuming tasks in a childcare facility is managing the money. Childcare is more like a subscription than a purchase, meaning you must send out weekly or monthly bills, receive and process payment, take care of refunds, and pay taxes.
“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.
Beyond price, what do parents look for in a childcare center? Sometimes it can seem rather capricious, but a variety of surveys have shined some light on common concerns and the impact of a variety of factors that drive the parents’ decision in a childcare center.
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.
Every bit as important as a child's address, phone number, and attendance history is his or her immunization record. Not only is storing up-to-date immunization records required by state law, but you also need a way to show prospective clients that you have the best interests of their children in mind.