Childcare businesses take so much time, effort and management. And it’s tough to know how you are managing your childcare compared to competitors. At times, administrators might feel hopeless or desperate in finding better balance in their lives. Plus, you want to improve your childcare finances. But managing a childcare center shouldn’t feel that way. …
The challenges facing childcare centers are vast. Childcare centers face fierce competition from other centers in their area and changes in the industry. This includes parents working at home or using in-home daycare options. The ever-changing marketplace makes it difficult for centers to meet their financial responsibilities and execute strong communication and operational goals. As …
Ever wish you had more time in your day to manage your childcare center? The key might not be adding hours to the day. It might be that you can enhance your productivity to get more out of the time you already have.
Simplify classroom management
What’s your student-to-teacher ratio look like each day? Do you have room for more enrollments? Would hiring new teachers make a difference?
Montessori is the concept that a child is naturally interested in learning when placed in a supportive learning environment. This method of teaching believes in forming the whole child including its physical, social, emotional and cognitive wellbeing.
If you’re looking to become an expert at Montessori school management, we have some tips to make that a reality.
Your childcare is your livelihood and your passion. Seeing its success is important to you. To help you get there, here are three steps to developing a successful childcare center.
Get tips from other business owners
While childcare centers are unique businesses and have nuances to them, you can still learn from other business owners about how they manage their business. Learn from other businesses how they do their marketing, where they post job openings, how they manage their finances and more.
Children who attend preschool are four times more likely to graduate college. But it may not necessarily be why you think.
Proving that preschool improves test scores once a child reaches first grade is difficult, and many studies have shown it’s not necessarily all about what a child learns in preschool. It’s more about instilling a passion for learning at a young age and providing outstanding care and a safe place to play on a regular basis.
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?
As the director of a childcare center, you play an important role. In fact, you play many important roles and ultimately are the glue that keeps the whole operation together.
It can be exhausting work, but with the right tools and the right team, you can see the important impact your work has on your staff and the families you serve.
Imagine this. You hand your school’s calendar of events to your students and tell them to be sure mom or dad gets it. It goes in a backpack full of other trinkets and school supplies. Months later mom or dad cleans out the backpack and finds the calendar and realizes why they didn’t know about your great events until it was too late.
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.