There seems to be controversy surrounding the use of technology for early childhood education; however, as with anything, if you maintain a reasonable balance, technology is an effective tool for learning.
While price should not be your sole parameter for selecting a software solution, it is still a crucial piece of information. You need a solution that does everything you need, but it must also fit your budget.
Welcome to a taste of our ebook “10 Ways Childcare Management Software Can Improve your After School Program.”
In 2013, approximately 13.4 million children were eligible for child care subsidies in an average month. The federal and state governments spent about $10 billion that year to subsidize care for low-income working families.
In the process of selecting childcare management software for your after-school program, daycare business, or preschool, you may be offered a demo. Software demos are excellent tools for observing the various processes, getting a look at the screens, and receiving an overall impression of the software at work.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is one of the strongest privacy protection laws in the United States. Educational records fall under the protection of FERPA, which defines educational records as any and all records a school or educational agency maintains about students.
One of the biggest misconceptions about online software is about security. A myth has been perpetuated that cloud-based software is not secure. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Data from a Reader’s Survey from ChildCareExchange.com showed that technology use continues to increase among childcare providers and business. Childcare providers use technology for accounting, information storage and management, security, business analytics and regulatory compliance.
The term “cloud-based” software is ubiquitous these days, but it may not be clear what that means. The term is used interchangeably with SaaS (Software as a Service) and “web-based” software, which is a bit more self-explanatory.
You loved caring for children, so you built a business around it. But it isn't enough to just love caring for kids; you are running a business that requires care, too, so it can grow to provide services to more parents and their families.