What Parents Look for When Choosing a Child Care Center or a Preschool

Parents have many options when evaluating childcare centers and preschools for their children to attend. And while proximity to their work and home will be crucial and cost plays a vital role in their decision-making, parents also evaluate several other factors. The most important thing parents are looking for is the program’s quality of care. Before …

Case Study: Robindell Private School implemented iCare Software’s flexible billing software to automate complicated billing

Flexible billing software makes it easier for childcare centers to provide multiple program options that are attractive to parents. But with all that flexibility comes administrative headaches and time-consuming billing if you don’t have the right tools. Robindell Private School is a center serving 1,400 students that offers flexible programs and uses rule-based, flexible billing …

Child Care Billing Software Helps Free Up Admin Time

Without child care billing software, childcare accounting could be a full-time job. But as an administrator, you have so much more to focus on than just your books. These other tasks include marketing, staffing, enrollment, and communicating with parents about their needs and the needs of their children. To avoid focusing on your books all …

Billing Tools for Handling Field Trip Fees and Miscellaneous Items

Planning a fun field trip this school year but wondering how you’ll bill parents? Billing tools should not hold you back from creating a robust experience for your students, whether that’s art supplies for a special project or a day trip to the local zoo. Automating billing for these added fees can help you avoid financial impacts …

Make the CACFP Easier Through iCare Software

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 …

iCare is Your Best Virtual Assistant: Easy Childcare Reports and Documentation

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.

Using Child Care Scheduling Software Can Help Improve Your Margins

Child care scheduling software can make it easier for your center to save money in staff scheduling. We know 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 …

How to increase enrollment in daycare during slow economic times

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 …

Responsible for a Preschool Center’s Budget? 12 Top-Notch Ways to Spend Your Money

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.

The Anatomy of a Great Childcare Center

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.