How Technology Is Changing How We Run Childcare Centers

Technology is changing childcare centers, but it’s truly for the better. From improved relationships to tracking developmental milestones, technology is making it easier for childcare centers to succeed and make a difference in the lives of children and their parents.

To better understand how technology is changing how we run childcare centers, let’s take a look at the major areas that technology is influencing.

Responsible for a Preschool Center’s Budget? 12 Top-Notch Ways to Spend Your Money

Running a preschool center is about more than simply providing care and education to toddlers. To run a successful business, you must balance a budget to ensure your long-term success.

Knowing where and how to invest your spending is crucial. You should operate your preschool center on a set budget that includes recurring costs and unforeseen costs like building maintenance.

The Anatomy of a Great Childcare Center

Every childcare center is unique and uses various market differentiators to talk about itself and set itself apart from other childcare providers in the area. But, there are some guiding principles that universally make for a great childcare center.

Take a moment and think through what parents are looking for when they do a site visit to see if your childcare center is right for them. These are the items that make up the anatomy of a great childcare center. To help you plan and market yourself, let’s take a look at what you need to be a great childcare center.

7 Little Changes to Make a Big Difference for Your Childcare Center

Some people hate the idea of being “trendy.” It’s a word that implies that something is here one day and gone the next. But if you’re avoiding certain childcare trends in your center, you might be the one that’s here one day and gone the next.

To help you stay up to date and competitive in the market, here are the 7 little changes that will make a big difference for your childcare center.

Why you need more than an Accounting Program to Manage your Childcare Center

Many childcare administrators would probably list accounting tasks as the ones they would like to eliminate or simplify on their to-do list. While there are great accounting programs out there to assist businesses with their accounting, your business isn’t just any business.

Getting the most out of Labor Day weekend with your children

Parents face a surprising reality each summer: you only get 18 summer vacations with your children before they become adults, and each year brings you one step closer to that milestone.

Be sure to soak it all in by making the most of Labor Day weekend as you wrap up summer and spend some added time with your little ones doing family activities.

Tools that Help Teachers Communicate with Parents

As you get back into the swing of things with the school year starting, now is a great time to evaluate your childcare center’s communication with parents. Things to look for in your evaluation:

Ensure communication is clear
If action is required, reiterate what’s expected at the end of the communication to better ensure the action is taken

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.

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.

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.