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The Childcare Management Blog

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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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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Making Your List and Checking It Twice: End of Year Business

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Dec 23, 2019 11:15:00 AM

The Christmas holidays aren't the only thing to think about this time of year if you are a business owner. It's also time to close the business books and get ready for the New Year. Most of what you need to do is financial in nature.

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The Three R's for School - Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in Your Childcare Facility

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Nov 21, 2019 5:18:48 PM

Ever since the days of “Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute,” the environmental movement has found ways to include children in the campaign to clean up our Earth. Reducing paper use is one of the easiest and most visible activities young children can understand and participate in. 

Besides teaching your students about the value of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, saving paper in your childcare center means you save money and a few thousand trees. Below are some ways to save paper in your childcare center beyond using found paper objects in art activities.

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How to Market Your Childcare Center to Millennial Parents

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Aug 28, 2019 2:30:00 PM

Did you know that Millennials are now the largest generation on Earth? There are 80 million in the U.S. alone. Not only that, but 82% of new parents are Millennials. This fact is vital to your marketing plans because this generation is unique in so many ways. 

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Hassle-Free Tuition Collection for Your Childcare Center

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Aug 21, 2019 10:04:00 AM

 

Tuition payments are what make your childcare center go ‘round. But taking care of billing, invoicing, payment receipt and processing, plus keeping track of penalties can take a lot of time and effort. 

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The Benefits of Connecting with Families and Your Community

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Jul 31, 2019 10:33:00 AM

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.

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