Celebrating Thanksgiving at your Childcare Center

We’re headed into a very fun time of year for childcare centers: the holidays. You’ll find plenty of fun activities to engage children’s minds and bodies as you work toward helping them meet developmental milestones for their age. Thanksgiving is a quintessentially American holiday. And while many people see it as an opportunity to eat …

5 Major Trends Driving The Childcare Industry In 2023

The childcare industry has spent the last few years just rolling with the changes and requirements that the COVID-19 pandemic caused. And in some areas, childcare centers have changed operations fundamentally in the quest to provide a safe and fun learning environment that puts parents at ease.  With all this change have come new trends …

Manage your Time Better as a Childcare Director

Being a childcare director involves ample responsibility and millions of tiny tasks. Directors must ensure that teachers care for children while overseeing an entire business operation. The life of a childcare director is hectic, and finding time to get everything done can feel impossible.  Reading up on tips to manage your time better can aid …

Get Your Childcare Rates Ready For The New Year

As we approach the year’s final months, it’s time to consider your childcare rates. The new year is a good time to make adjustments if you’re going to alter rates. And if you can let your customers know in advance of the change, it gives them time to make other arrangements or adjust their budgeting …

Tips for Managing Classroom Behaviors

Teachers are tasked with planning and executing those lesson plans to deliver quality education. But a major variable in that process is the children’s classroom behavior.  Just like adults, children have good days and bad days, and the teacher’s role is to ensure that even during the bad days, their behavior is not so disruptive …

Celebrating Labor Day at Your Childcare Center 

Labor Day is a somewhat more challenging holiday to teach children about. That’s because it revolves around labor relations and fair working conditions for staff. So how can you make the holiday come alive for young children? This unofficial end to summer invites everyone to pause, slow down and enjoy a few more nice weather …

The importance of back-to-school preparation

Back-to-school season brings with it many big feelings for both parents and students. For young children, it’s a big transition and change. And while it is often an exciting new adventure, it can be stressful as they leave the security of spending all day with family or loved ones.  As a preschool or early childhood …

Ideas for Celebrating 4th July at Your Center

The 4th of July is coming up fast! You can enjoy fun patriotic activities to get students in the spirit of things. Plus, since many families take vacations this time of year, it will be nice to break from the regular curriculum so that students don’t miss anything important. 4th of July Childcare Activities Have …

Ensuring a Secure Environment at Your Early Childcare Center

Parents expect their children to be safe and well cared for while attending an early childhood education center. Focusing on security measures is essential to protecting little ones and your staff. Centers must implement safety measures, including security cameras, door locks, and more, to prevent unauthorized individuals from entering the facility. But you can’t just …