Attendance tracking may be the most important aspect of your childcare center. Don’t believe us? Read our recent blog post: Why attendance tracking could be the most important thing you do all day. With that in mind, how you track attendance is essential to your childcare center’s success.
Attendance tracking at your childcare center is required by law. You may find it one of the most exhausting parts of your day, but it could be the most important thing you do for the success and livelihood of your business. From the moment they drop their child off at your facility to the moment they walk out with that child on their hip at day’s end, parents entrust the safety and well-being of their little one to you. It is your job to document and prove when a child is and is not under your care and here are the top reasons why.
As the school year wraps up and you bring in more wraparound care for older children, you’re probably planning out activities for the summer. As you do your planning, try to get as many outdoor activities in your curriculum as possible. Outdoor activities have many benefits to both children and teachers, and in many parts of the U.S., this is the only practical time of the year to get your classroom outside.
You know the role you serve as a childcare provider in a child’s development is important. But do you know just how important? Studies show that high-quality childcare centers can improve academic and behavioral outcomes for children once they reach kindergarten. The defining characteristics of a high-quality center aren’t solely decided by how well you teach letters, numbers, colors and shapes, however. So what makes a childcare center high-quality? We’ve compiled the results of the Early School Readiness studies to bring you these highlights of high-quality care, which produces the following affects for children: