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 …

Thanksgiving Classroom Activities Perfect For Preschool

Fun parties, special treats, and Thanksgiving classroom activities can help make this time of year enjoyable for young children. But as educators, you might be looking to take it one step further to explain the historical roots, cultural traditions and significance behind each holiday. Thanksgiving is no exception, and your team can begin instructing children …

Safe Halloween Activities for Preschoolers

Halloween activities can be tons of fun with preschoolers. Their eyes fill with wonder as they gaze upon pumpkins, cornfields and scarecrows while chasing down their favorite candy while trick or treating. And although the holiday holds many fun treats and experiences, it can also carry some risks with it if you aren’t careful. Learn …

How a CCMS Can Help You Reduce Staff Turnover and Attract the Best Staff

Your teachers are your greatest asset. Classroom busy work and administrative tasks like attendance tracking and manual milestone tracking can lead them to seek other positions where they can spend more time doing what they love.  To attract and retain the best teachers, you need a child care management system (CCMS) that automates processes and …

What Are My State QRIS Requirements and Available Resources?

The Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is designed as “a systematic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early and school-age care and education programs.” Each state rates childcare and early learning centers slightly differently based on these national guidelines. Generally, states award a maximum of three or five stars based on …

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 …

Labor Day Fun Facts For Kids

Labor Day isn’t quite as simple to explain to children as Valentine’s Day or Thanksgiving. But don’t underestimate your classroom’s ability to understand more about the holiday using these Labor Day fun facts. Labor Day Fun Facts and History Labor Day dates back to the 19th century. At the time, Americans worked 12-hour shifts seven days …

Dealing with Pandemic-induced Separation Anxiety in Children

Many businesses are beginning to require that employees return to the office full-time. And with that, children are returning to daycare. After so much time with their parents, separation anxiety in children will likely be common this school year. Over the last year and a half throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, parents have been able to give children …