5 Important Steps to Prepare Your Childcare 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 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 …

Door Security: What you need to know about childcare electronic door locks

Electronic door locks ensure that only authorized individuals enter your childcare center. And they can help validate your attendance records through capturing photos and signatures for drop off and pick up. There are many electronic door locks on the market, but finding the right one can mean the difference in protecting the security of your …

Ready to boost your childcare center’s ROI? Look to automation

Saving money can be just as good as making money. And for childcare centers, improving ROI can be as simple as implementing automation into your workflows. The reality is, a childcare business takes many hours of support staff time to operate. From billing to staffing to supplies ordering, childcare management is full of tedious tasks. …

iCare Parent Portal

Offering the parents of the students who attend your childcare center an online portal has two big benefits. A self-service portal can both increase their customer satisfaction and save your center administrative time. And when customers and staff are happy, you are more likely to retain those customers and staff, which benefits your center. Your …

Child Care Record Keeping Software Helps Document Injuries and File Reports

When you care for children several hours a day, accidents will happen. However, you need a process for documenting those accidents and reporting the information to parents. A child care record keeping software with security and privacy practices can help in recording and maintaining this information. Injuries children sustain will vary from mild scrapes on …

6 areas of your childcare iCare Software transforms

Adding childcare management software or making a change to your software is not an easy or small decision. That’s why the team at iCare Software puts so much thought and care into the product that we provide to childcares, preschools, Montessori centers and other centers offering care. We firmly believe that iCare will impact your …

How to Feel Good About How You Are Managing Your Childcare

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. …

Challenges Facing Childcare Centers. Hint, It All Comes Down to Software and Technology

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 …