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Can a quality day care software program help detect developmental delays in preschoolers?

As you watch your child grow, it is important to remember that all children develop at different rates and it is best to try not to constantly compare your child to others. There are however some red flags to look out for when children are not meeting specific milestones and are significantly struggling in comparison to their peers. Developmental delays are lags in one or more areas of emotional, mental or physical growth. The main types of developmental delays that we see in children ages 3- 5 (preschool) are problems with language and speech, motor skills, emotional and social skills, and thinking or cognitive skills.

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Monitoring the Financial Health of your Organization

As a childcare center, preschool or Montessori, you face unique challenges with monitoring your financial health. A key to long-term success though, is strong finances and understanding how fluctuations in enrollment can affect spending and budgeting.

We have some tips to help you manage this key aspect of your business.

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How transparency builds trust and loyalty for childcare facilities

In your business, you’re entrusted with people’s most prized possessions – their children. As a childcare facility, you must build trust and loyalty with your customers to get them to keep coming back. One way to build trust and loyalty is through transparency.

Transparency comes in many forms, sometimes honesty and sometimes showcasing everyday activities.

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Creating a welcoming environment at your childcare facility

As a childcare facility, it’s not every day that you get to roll out the red carpet and showcase what makes your business unique in how it cares for children…or is it? Every morning, parents drop off their children for the day and constantly make the choice to come back the next day. Shouldn’t this be the moment you treat it just like an open house or prospective client tour?

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5 ways technology engages families in the classroom

It’s another normal day at your childcare facility or school. Parents hug their kids goodbye and hope that everything goes well while they’re at work or out for the day. In contrast, when the kids stay with grandma for the weekend, the parents get regular updates throughout the day, but the work days are long without their little ones.

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Celebrating ‘The Week of the Young Child’ in your childcare classroom

The Week of the Young Child is April 16-20 this year. Each year, National Association for the Education of Young Children hosts the week to focus on young children and their early years of education. Each day has a focus to help you engage your students in the classroom. Read on for fun activities to host in your classroom throughout the week.

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