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5 Lessons Preschool Centers Learn From Superheroes

Halloween has passed, but as a preschool center or childcare center director, you likely still wear a cape every day. From solving the problem that ends the meltdown to sharing priceless moments on a field trip, you’re a superhero in the little moments. Here’s a look at the many characteristics childcare centers can learn from superheroes.

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How Technology Is Changing How We Run Childcare Centers

Technology is changing childcare centers, but it’s truly for the better. From improved relationships to tracking developmental milestones, technology is making it easier for childcare centers to succeed and make a difference in the lives of children and their parents.

To better understand how technology is changing how we run childcare centers, let’s take a look at the major areas that technology is influencing.

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Responsible for a Preschool Center’s Budget? 12 Top-Notch Ways to Spend Your Money

Running a preschool center is about more than simply providing care and education to toddlers. To run a successful business, you must balance a budget to ensure your long-term success.

Knowing where and how to invest your spending is crucial. You should operate your preschool center on a set budget that includes recurring costs and unforeseen costs like building maintenance.

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The Anatomy of a Great Childcare Center

Every childcare center is unique and uses various market differentiators to talk about itself and set itself apart from other childcare providers in the area. But, there are some guiding principles that universally make for a great childcare center.

Take a moment and think through what parents are looking for when they do a site visit to see if your childcare center is right for them. These are the items that make up the anatomy of a great childcare center. To help you plan and market yourself, let’s take a look at what you need to be a great childcare center.

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7 Little Changes to Make a Big Difference for Your Childcare Center

Some people hate the idea of being “trendy.” It’s a word that implies that something is here one day and gone the next. But if you’re avoiding certain childcare trends in your center, you might be the one that’s here one day and gone the next.

To help you stay up to date and competitive in the market, here are the 7 little changes that will make a big difference for your childcare center.

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The Next Big Thing in Childcare Centers

Part-time students are no surprise to you. Parents have been seeking part-time care for years, but as the internet grows and connects people more and more, it makes it easier to find flexible care beyond what childcare centers are currently offering.

We know what you’re thinking: more flexibility sounds like an accounting and scheduling nightmare. How can you compete with the semi-retired caregivers and stay-at-home moms marketing themselves on websites like care.com?

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