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Learn tips and tools to grow and improve childcare centers with the iCare Software Childcare Development Blog. We’ll help your childcare business get the most out of its childcare software.

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Tips to Start the School Year on the Right Foot

It’s just about time to return to more structured learning and curriculum in your childcare as we gear up for a new school year. Here are some tips to start the school year strong.

Get to know parents
While your focus as the school year begins is probably on your students and what you’ll be teaching them, be sure to give parents some added attention as well.

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Childcare Management: How to Hire Good Staff

Like it or not, it’s now back-to-school season. As stores line the shelves with backpacks and lunchboxes, now is a good time to evaluate your childcare program to ensure you have the right people to run your childcare center this school year.

Childcare staffing is a crucial aspect of your success. Your people are your most valuable asset. Here’s how to guarantee you hire the right staff from the start.

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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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