Attendance tracking may be the most important aspect of your childcare center. Don’t believe us? Read our recent blog post: Why attendance tracking could be the most important thing you do all day. With that in mind, how you track attendance is essential to your childcare center’s success.
Attendance tracking at your childcare center is required by law. You may find it one of the most exhausting parts of your day, but it could be the most important thing you do for the success and livelihood of your business.
From the moment they drop their child off at your facility to the moment they walk out with that child on their hip at day’s end, parents entrust the safety and well-being of their little one to you. It is your job to document and prove when a child is and is not under your care and here are the top reasons why.
As the school year wraps up and you bring in more wraparound care for older children, you’re probably planning out activities for the summer. As you do your planning, try to get as many outdoor activities in your curriculum as possible.
Outdoor activities have many benefits to both children and teachers, and in many parts of the U.S., this is the only practical time of the year to get your classroom outside.
You know the role you serve as a childcare provider in a child’s development is important. But do you know just how important? Studies show that high-quality childcare centers can improve academic and behavioral outcomes for children once they reach kindergarten.
The defining characteristics of a high-quality center aren’t solely decided by how well you teach letters, numbers, colors and shapes, however. So what makes a childcare center high-quality? We’ve compiled the results of the Early School Readiness studies to bring you these highlights of high-quality care, which produces the following affects for children:
You’re sluggish and your students just want to run and play. Yep, it’s definitely the day after a holiday in the classroom. Memorial Day provides a much-needed break from the busyness of routine but getting your classroom back on track after a holiday can be tough.
There are some tactics to help you recover from a holiday break and stay on track for your weekly learning plan. Check out these tips.
Tips for preparing your childcare center for summer break
The summer enrollment slump is felt by many childcare centers. This can be for a variety of reasons, most of which have nothing to do with the level of care you provide.
However, there are some ways you can prepare you childcare center for summer break to keep children engaged and parents happy with keeping their children enrolled or enrolling children.
Teachers are there for children through the great moments of success and through the difficult moments of learning something new. They truly help to shape who children become.
This week, their important role moves to the spotlight for Teacher Appreciation Week. Take some time this week to recognize the teachers who make your school or childcare center a great place for kids with these top 10 ideas for how to recognize teachers.
As you watch your child grow, it is important to remember that all children develop at different rates and it is best to try not to constantly compare your child to others. There are however some red flags to look out for when children are not meeting specific milestones and are significantly struggling in comparison to their peers. Developmental delays are lags in one or more areas of emotional, mental or physical growth. The main types of developmental delays that we see in children ages 3- 5 (preschool) are problems with language and speech, motor skills, emotional and social skills, and thinking or cognitive skills.
As a childcare center, preschool or Montessori, you face unique challenges with monitoring your financial health. A key to long-term success though, is strong finances and understanding how fluctuations in enrollment can affect spending and budgeting.
We have some tips to help you manage this key aspect of your business.
In your business, you’re entrusted with people’s most prized possessions – their children. As a childcare facility, you must build trust and loyalty with your customers to get them to keep coming back. One way to build trust and loyalty is through transparency.
Transparency comes in many forms, sometimes honesty and sometimes showcasing everyday activities.