Giving parents more transparency

Parents want greater transparency into their child’s early education. Daycare is no longer just about a safe space for children while parents are at work. It’s also about supporting the child’s developmental milestones and sharing those through parent-teacher communication strategies. Learn how to improve your center’s communication skills and build better transparency to communicate to …

What Are the Benefits of a Parent-teacher Communication App?

Modern childcare organizations need a parent-teacher communication app. These apps aid in parent-teacher communication in a variety of ways including instant messaging, daily recaps and developmental milestone tracking. A weekly or monthly email newsletter to parents serves a certain communication need. But in the world of instant Tweets, smartphone notifications for every bank deposit and …

Introducing the New iCare Mobile Childcare App for Parents

Parents will appreciate the ability to manage their interactions with your childcare center all from their mobile phone anytime, anywhere through the new iCare Software childcare app for parents. And soon, teachers will be able to log into that same app to interact with parents seamlessly.  No need to worry about multiple apps on your …

Safe Halloween Activities for Preschoolers

Halloween activities can be tons of fun with preschoolers. Their eyes fill with wonder as they gaze upon pumpkins, cornfields and scarecrows while chasing down their favorite candy while trick or treating. And although the holiday holds many fun treats and experiences, it can also carry some risks with it if you aren’t careful. Learn …

A Good Childcare Health and Safety Policy Inspires Confidence

As businesses welcome their employees back into the office after a year and a half of remote work, parents need reliable childcare options they can trust. And their number one priority is learning about the center’s childcare health and safety policy.

Focus on Building Parent Relationships Instead of Paperwork Using a Childcare CRM

First impressions make a big difference. So when you meet with prospective parents or parents who are ready to enroll at your center, you don’t want to be focused on paperwork. Instead, your goal as a childcare owner is to build a relationship with these parents. The right childcare CRM can make it simple to …

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 …

Childcare Parent Portal Builds Customer Loyalty, Saves Time

Offering the parents of the students who attend your childcare center an online childcare parent portal has two big benefits. A self-service childcare parent 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 …

5 Professional Qualities that Stand Out in Preschool Centers

Childcare can be a challenging profession. There are 5 qualities that the really great childcare professionals tend to have. Here are those qualities so you can watch out for them as you work to build a winning team.

Patience
A great preschool teacher or administrator is patient because young children tend to ask repeat questions and need constant reminders of the same things over and over again. Children have energy galore and may need to be pulled back into the learning scene repeatedly throughout the day as they try to expel all that energy.