Introducing the New iCare Mobile Childcare App for Parents

Parents will appreciate the ability to manage their interactions with your childcare center all from their mobile phone anytime, anywhere through the new iCare Software childcare app for parents. And soon, teachers will be able to log into that same app to interact with parents seamlessly.  No need to worry about multiple apps on your …

Case Study: Robindell Private School implemented iCare Software’s flexible billing software to automate complicated billing

Flexible billing software makes it easier for childcare centers to provide multiple program options that are attractive to parents. But with all that flexibility comes administrative headaches and time-consuming billing if you don’t have the right tools. Robindell Private School is a center serving 1,400 students that offers flexible programs and uses rule-based, flexible billing …

How to Use Budgeting and Forecasting In Your Childcare Center

Most people don’t find budgeting and forecasting to be a fun activity, but for business owners, it’s an essential way of knowing how they measure up to their financial goals. One crucial aspect of budgeting is forecasting, which helps you see a projection of your business’s income in the future so you can make changes …

Child Care Billing Software Helps Free Up Admin Time

Without child care billing software, childcare accounting could be a full-time job. But as an administrator, you have so much more to focus on than just your books. These other tasks include marketing, staffing, enrollment, and communicating with parents about their needs and the needs of their children. To avoid focusing on your books all …

States Tap into American Rescue Plan Dollars to Support Childcare Centers

Within the American Rescue Plan there was a provision for nearly $24 billion in stabilization grants for qualified childcare providers to maintain their pre-pandemic operations. But there was also another $350 billion of flexible funds that each state could allocate to support children in their community.  Initially when these funds were announced in the spring of 2021, the childcare …

Case Study: School Reduces Administrative Hours by 75%

We’ll demonstrate how Oakdale Private School went from 80 hours per week down to 20 using business rules for billing.  Oakdale Private School offers early childcare from ages 6 weeks to 2 years old. Then it has a preschool program for ages 3-5. And it offers after-school programs for children up to age 12. The …

Become A Paperless Center: Use A Teacher Parent Communication App

Daycare forms, daily summaries, field trip waivers – these are all items that you had to print and provide for parents. And once completed, childcare centers had to store and manage these paper documents. With the addition of teacher parent communication apps, these forms are now provided to parents digitally and stored on secure cloud …

Billing Tools for Handling Field Trip Fees and Miscellaneous Items

Planning a fun field trip this school year but wondering how you’ll bill parents? Billing tools should not hold you back from creating a robust experience for your students, whether that’s art supplies for a special project or a day trip to the local zoo. Automating billing for these added fees can help you avoid financial impacts …

Case Study: Children’s Workshop Brings in Extra $8K

This case study will show you the impact that billing automation can have on your bottom line and on your staffing. Workshop is a childcare center located in a prominent shopping mall within a local commuter route. But because of the nature of the local work, parents needed flexible childcare Children’s schedules and requested that …

A Good Childcare Health and Safety Policy Inspires Confidence

Do you have a childcare health and safety policy? This can go a long way to assure parents that they made a good decision when they chose your childcare center.  Even before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the childcare industry, many parents struggled to find centers that met their expectations and needs. Post-pandemic, there are fewer childcare …