Successful Parent-teacher Communication for Childcares

There’s so much in flux for the childcare and education industry right now. From changes in teacher-child ratios to adapting check-in and pickup procedures, your childcare center must have a plan for parent-teacher communication.  We’ll guide you through what you should be communicating in these early weeks of the new school year so you set […]

The Best Flex Scheduling Childcare Software To Improve Margins

Running a profitable childcare center is certainly not easy. Filling unfilled attendance spots means more revenue but it also makes staffing more complicated because you can overschedule staff and then lose revenue. The right balance is exceedingly tricky but childcare software is opening the door to make flex scheduling simple and cost-effective. Back to school […]

Contactless childcare check-in application for the pandemic

A few months ago, people didn’t think much about touching the same screens or using the same pens as other people to sign a form. The coronavirus pandemic has changed this comfort level of community screens and pens.   CDC recommendations for childcare centers include as little contact inside the center as possible, which puts strains on childcare centers […]

Childcare Center Management: How To Plan For A Healthy Year

Prepare for the upcoming school year with childcare center management tips and a daycare strategic plan to protect students, parents and staff from COVID-19.

Achieving full enrollment during slow economic times

At the start of the year, many childcare businesses were thriving right alongside the economy. But as the year progressed, changes to everyday business practices in the fight to curb the coronavirus caused the economy to suffer and childcare businesses were no exception. Education is an industry that is seeing the far-reaching effects of government-mandated […]

iCare Virtual Classroom vs. Zoom Meetings for online childcare education

The coronavirus pandemic has threatened to upend the childcare system. And after a few months of closures or online education, some preschools, Montessori centers and other childcare centers are concerned for the future of their business. Many have turned to online education to continue billing tuition and maintaining relationships with parents. iCare Software recently launched […]

5 important steps to prepare your childcare center for summer break

Summer break is right around the corner. In some parts of the country, challenges surrounding the coronavirus outbreak have led to decreased attendance or entire center closures. It’s certainly been a challenging year for education and other types of businesses. But summer is still on the horizon and offers something for children to look forward […]

How to implement child development guidelines from your state or Maria Montessori

Childcare centers have faced a challenging year with closures or restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. While there is some uncertainty as to the economy and how everything will rebound, one thing is for sure. You want to be at the top of your game and have clear ways to differentiate your business during these […]

How to provide parents and children the best childcare experience

In a service business like childcare, the experience is what makes or breaks it for your customers. Taking time to focus on your experience can improve your retention rates and even fill your center with new business thanks to happy customers who refer you to their friends. Ignoring the experience that children and parents have […]

Optimize your staffing – the biggest cost of your childcare center

Managing your staff is one of the most important aspects of your childcare center. Your staff are the teachers and caregivers that make your childcare center what it is. And yet, staffing is also one of the most time-consuming aspects of managing a childcare center. From teacher-to-child ratios to covering vacations and sick days, some days it […]