If your childcare center provides snacks and meals to your students, you could be leaving money from the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) on the table. This federal program helps reimburse care providers for serving nutritious foods to children. But a major hurdle for childcare centers is properly documenting food served to be eligible for …
Running a childcare center requires that owners be accountants, licensing specialists, customer service representatives and so much more. It’s a busy job, but one that automations and modern technology can aid immensely.
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 over schedule staff and lose revenue. The right balance is tricky. However childcare scheduling software is opening the door to make flexible schedule management simple and cost-effective. Back to …
At the start of the year, the childcare industry was 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. It requires these businesses get creative about how to increase enrollment in …
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.
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.
After home, children spend a lot of their formative years in school. Teachers are among the first significant influencers in their lives after parents. It is very important that the two biggest influencers – parents and teachers – interact regularly. Healthy parent-teacher engagement is absolutely essential for the growth of a child. Communication between parents and teachers should take place smoothly and effortless.
The stage between toddlers and school aged children is what we like to call the “preschool years”. These imperative years are marked by vast growth and development for the child. It is during this time when most children begin to get a sense of who they are as an individual, separate from their parents or care takers.
It is always exciting to learn about what’s coming next. In development, learning about areas of study such as milestones can help us get a good feel for what we can expect in terms of future behavior. For children, developmental milestones help organize and categorize behaviors so that those behaviors can be monitored and recorded for future reference.