Safety Tips for Protecting Kids from the Summer Heat

We’re officially in the dog days of summer and in many parts of the country, the days are quite warm and the sun is at it’s highest intensity. As a childcare center, your main goal is to keep children safe all day long, which means finding practical ways to beat the heat.

Keeping children inside all day long is no fun for them or for your teachers so it’s important to come up with creative ways to still keep your kids active while avoiding heat exhaustion and sunburn. Here are some practical ways to enjoy the outdoors this summer safely.

Taking Your Classroom Outside This Summer

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.

A Day In the Life Of a Childcare Administrator

Diane has more than 20 years of experience in childcare facility administration. She starts her day by greeting parents and welcoming youngsters. But today a parent is ranting about how their bill arrived wrong again. Diane meets with the parent, reviews attendance sheets from the week and corrects the invoice. It’s 30 minutes of her day lost and fewer families she gets to greet.

Empower Your Staff – Putting Information at Your Fingertips

As a childcare center administrator, you probably wish you could spend less time on administrative tasks and more time growing your business. What if you could show parents the value they are getting for their tuition with valuable metrics on what the kids learned? What if an invoice never went unpaid or incorrectly paid? What if automation for invoicing could give you back valuable time in your day and allow you to have flexible scheduling so your childcare’s schedule fit the schedule of your parents?

Celebrating Many Cultures And Holiday Activities For Preschoolers

Holidays are a great time to teach kids about many different cultures
The holidays are a great time to teach children about other holidays, cultures and customs they might not be familiar with. The key to using the holidays as a teaching moment is to be sure the child is at an age they’ll understand it and creating activities that will instill an interest and appreciation for the holiday.

How Education Influences Child Development in Childcare

Choosing a child care center is one of the most important decisions that parents have to make. The experiences a child has at the center will have long-term effects on his growth and development.

In a paper titled, ‘Who’s caring for our youngest children?’ authors Deborah Phillips and Gina Adams write: “One of the most consistent findings in developmental research links the quality of care that young children receive to their well-being, developing skills and subsequent adjustment.”

What Are the Benefits of Extra-Curricular Activities and How Can a Childcare Management System Help Expand The Developmental Advances They Provide?

There has been a recent controversy regarding whether it is a good idea to put your child into extracurricular activities at an early age. Research proves time and time again that any type of additional activity for your child, that he/she shows a clear interest in, will provide many developmental enhancements. After school activities can promote everything from healthy-living habits, to leadership skills, good time-management, and better social or academic performance. The benefits from these types of developmental advances are everlasting.

Ages, Stages, and Child Care Management Solutions

The school aged years are usually marked by steady growth and development. Making sure to offer children ample opportunities to move their bodies and stay physically active during this developmental phase will help ensure they strengthen the fundamental skills they need to live a healthy lifestyle as they continue to grow into adulthood.

Why iCare Is One of the Best Daycare Software Programs

Many parents that I speak with often tell me how much child development knowledge they lacked during their child’s first few years. At that time, most parents are too busy simply adapting to their new life style caring for a human other than themselves. This process takes time, as we all know, but what a lot of parents don’t know is the unrealistic expectations that are too commonly being put on these children at extremely young ages.