How to take your program to the next level

Getting out of the startup phase for your daycare is a great feeling. You have the proper staffing, you’re bringing in ample tuition payments to turn a profit, and things are running smoothly. But when it comes to daycare management, there’s always something you can do to improve your service and reach your full potential. …

What Are the Benefits of a Parent-teacher Communication App?

Modern childcare organizations need a parent-teacher communication app. These apps aid in parent-teacher communication in a variety of ways including instant messaging, daily recaps and developmental milestone tracking. A weekly or monthly email newsletter to parents serves a certain communication need. But in the world of instant Tweets, smartphone notifications for every bank deposit and …

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 …

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 …

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

As businesses welcome their employees back into the office after a year and a half of remote work, parents need reliable childcare options they can trust. And their number one priority is learning about the center’s childcare health and safety policy.

Make the CACFP Easier Through iCare Software

If your childcare center provides snacks and meals to your students, you could be leaving money from the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) on the table. This federal program helps reimburse care providers for serving nutritious foods to children.  But a major hurdle for childcare centers is properly documenting food served to be eligible for …