You might find yourself in a situation where you give many tours of your facility but get very few new enrollments. It’s troubling and all that time giving the tours…
Childcare centers face fierce competition from other centers in their area and changes in the industry, such as more parents working at home or using in-home daycare options. The ever-changing…
By lowering your expenses, you can increase your revenues at your childcare center. Printing out paper records and parent information can end up costing you a hefty fee over the course of the year, especially if you have high enrollment.
Most parents realize the value their childcare team brings to their child’s development and learning. But no matter how much parents love and appreciate the work you do, they’ll still bring their concerns to you over problems they see in your childcare center.
Ever wish you had more time in your day to manage your childcare center? The key might not be adding hours to the day. It might be that you can enhance your productivity to get more out of the time you already have. Simplify classroom management What’s your student-to-teacher ratio look like each day? Do you have room for more enrollments? Would hiring new teachers make a difference?
Running a successful childcare center can be an extremely fulfilling job, not only for you, but also for the parents and children you serve. But it’s a constant challenge to keep your center up to date and competitive. To help you, here’s the childcare management checklist your childcare center needs.
You may be breathing a sigh of relief that the holidays have come and gone. However, now is a great time to evaluate your holiday hours and announce any changes you’d like to make. Sending out an annual calendar with days you planned to be closed helps parents know what to expect from your center and plan for days off work if needed.
Childcare can be a challenging profession. There are 5 qualities that the really great childcare professionals tend to have. Here are those qualities so you can watch out for them as you work to build a winning team. Patience A great preschool teacher or administrator is patient because young children tend to ask repeat questions and need constant reminders of the same things over and over again. Children have energy galore and may need to be pulled back into the learning scene repeatedly throughout the day as they try to expel all that energy.
Children who attend preschool are four times more likely to graduate college. But it may not necessarily be why you think. Proving that preschool improves test scores once a child reaches first grade is difficult, and many studies have shown it’s not necessarily all about what a child learns in preschool. It’s more about instilling a passion for learning at a young age and providing outstanding care and a safe place to play on a regular basis.
As the director of a childcare center, you play an important role. In fact, you play many important roles and ultimately are the glue that keeps the whole operation together. It can be exhausting work, but with the right tools and the right team, you can see the important impact your work has on your staff and the families you serve.