Afterschool programs provide a host of benefits to the school, the community, and most importantly, the students who attend. They provide a safe place for children with access to teachers, tutors, and enrichment programs. Parents have the peace-of-mind knowing their children are in good hands until they come home from work. Communities benefit from lower crime rates and a well-rounded, educated population.
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.
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.
The demand for afterschool programs continues to grow, but sometimes the very places that need one have multiple challenges in implementation and operation. According to a study by the Afterschool Alliance, participation in afterschool programs has increased by two million children between 2004 and 2009.
Finally, Mother Nature decided to bring back Spring, and our hearts turn to…Spring cleaning. And where better to start than with your daycare recordkeeping system!
Spring Break is almost upon us. Does your childcare center have plans for the week? Many facilities, including school districts offering childcare, offer additional or different programming during the week of Spring Break, partly to set it off from the rest of the season and partly to accommodate added children.
If you play your cards right, you may be able to entice a few new clients with your fun ideas.
"Tax season is my favorite time of year," said nobody ever. However, 2019 is here, and it's time to start thinking about filing your annual business tax return.
Whether your child spends nine hours every day in daycare or only attends one morning a week, you know you would feel more comfortable if you knew what to look for when choosing a childcare setting. Your community may have few choices, or you may be awash in daycare options, but in both cases, you want to be able to make the best decision possible for you and your family.
Teaching children about the world around them is one of the primary goals of early childhood learning. An excellent way to do so is to provide lessons around the wide variety of winter holidays, many of which celebrate light in one form or another, from the lengthening daylight to the birth or accomplishment of a deity.
Nothing teaches better than hands-on experience. Taking your childcare class on a field trip is an exciting and rewarding exercise in education and entertainment. Kids always have a fresh outlook on life and adults often learn just as much from the trips as they do.