A Good Childcare Health and Safety Policy Inspires Confidence

Do you have a childcare health and safety policy? This can go a long way to assure parents that they made a good decision when they chose your childcare center.  Even before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the childcare industry, many parents struggled to find centers that met their expectations and needs. Post-pandemic, there are fewer childcare …

Exceptional and Responsive Customer Service from the Best Child Care Software

Chatbots and artificial intelligence are taking over the customer service industry. According to HubSpot, these tools are some of the top customer service trends of 2021. While these tools are great for helping customers get fast answers to common questions, they aren’t great for urgent requests and complicated needs. iCare Software is the best child care software for …

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 …

Focus on Building Parent Relationships Instead of Paperwork Using a Childcare CRM

First impressions make a big difference. So when you meet with prospective parents or parents who are ready to enroll at your center, you don’t want to be focused on paperwork. Instead, your goal as a childcare owner is to build a relationship with these parents. The right childcare CRM can make it simple to …

iCare is Your Best Virtual Assistant: Easy Childcare Reports and Documentation

Running a childcare center requires that owners be accountants, licensing specialists, customer service representatives and so much more. It’s a busy job, but one that automations and modern technology can aid immensely.

Child Care Billing and Administration Comparison: Procare/Brightwheel/iCare

The subscription price you pay for your childcare software is not the only financial factor you should consider. Two large factors that affect your total cost of doing business is child care billing and administration time required. That’s why we’ve put together a comparison of Procare, Brightwheel and iCare Software.  For billing, you might look …

Daycare Business Owners & The American Rescue Plan Stimulus

This post provides important information for daycare business owners. In March 2021, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan. The plan provides $1.9 trillion in total economic stimulus to help the American economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic.  Notably for childcare owners, the plan includes $40 billion in stimulus for the childcare industry. During …

What to Look for in Child Care Software

No one wants to deal with buyer’s remorse. Especially when the purchase is as important as child care software. But knowing what’s important in software can feel daunting at first. There are so many options available on the market at this point. Using our more than 20 years of childcare center management experience, we’ve created a guide …

Mood Tracker Basics for Preschools and Daycares

How a child is feeling can impact the kind of day they’ll have. Whether they’re feeling happy, anxious, nervous or excited, you can start teaching emotional intelligence using a mood tracker. Not only that, but mood tracking also keeps parents informed about what’s happening with their child throughout the day.  Effective parent communication can help …

Increase Subsidies with These Child Care Success Tools

iCare Journal Templates Customized by State There’s a very fine line between profitability and financial hardships when it comes to how to run a successful daycare business. Accurate documentation, billing and invoicing are all crucial in ensuring your success. Early childhood education software can be a huge asset to provide the necessary child care success …