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Supporting the Reggio Emilia Approach in your Childcare Center

The Reggio Emilia Approach is a way of self-directed experiential learning. Teachers are there to provide some structure by facilitating activities in the classroom, but don’t provide strict outcomes or steps for the activity.

This method encourages children to explore, ask questions and learn through their senses instead of being told what they should be learning from the activity.

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iCare Ding brings mobile push notifications to parents

We’re excited to introduce iCare Ding, which sends push notifications to parents’ phones when a teacher tags that parent’s child on a journal entry or photo.

Parents can be alerted to their child’s activities throughout the day via a text message that includes a link to the activity in iCare Software’s web-based platform.

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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.

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Why attendance tracking could be the most important thing you do all day

Attendance tracking at your childcare center is required by law. You may find it one of the most exhausting parts of your day, but it could be the most important thing you do for the success and livelihood of your business.

From the moment they drop their child off at your facility to the moment they walk out with that child on their hip at day’s end, parents entrust the safety and well-being of their little one to you. It is your job to document and prove when a child is and is not under your care and here are the top reasons why.

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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.

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