Most parents realize the value their childcare team brings to their child’s development and learning. But no matter how much parents love and appreciate the work you do, they’ll still bring their concerns to you over problems they see in your childcare center.
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.
Some people hate the idea of being “trendy.” It’s a word that implies that something is here one day and gone the next. But if you’re avoiding certain childcare trends in your center, you might be the one that’s here one day and gone the next. To help you stay up to date and competitive in the market, here are the 7 little changes that will make a big difference for your childcare center.
Many childcare administrators would probably list accounting tasks as the ones they would like to eliminate or simplify on their to-do list. While there are great accounting programs out there to assist businesses with their accounting, your business isn’t just any business.
Parents face a surprising reality each summer: you only get 18 summer vacations with your children before they become adults, and each year brings you one step closer to that milestone. Be sure to soak it all in by making the most of Labor Day weekend as you wrap up summer and spend some added time with your little ones doing family activities.
The Reggio Emilia Approach is a way of self-directed experiential learning. Teachers are there to provide some structure by facilitating activities in the classroom, but don’t provide strict outcomes or steps for the activity. This method encourages children to explore, ask questions and learn through their senses instead of being told what they should be learning from the activity.
Attendance tracking at your childcare center is required by law. You may find it one of the most exhausting parts of your day, but it could be the most important thing you do for the success and livelihood of your business. From the moment they drop their child off at your facility to the moment they walk out with that child on their hip at day’s end, parents entrust the safety and well-being of their little one to you. It is your job to document and prove when a child is and is not under your care and here are the top reasons why.
Everyone knows that at any age, a student learns at an increased rate and is more successful in school when their parent or caregiver is fully engaged in their educational experiences. Parents must be aware of the student’s growth, development, interests, assignments, as well as the teacher’s demands, preferences and interests. Teachers expect the information they give at school, to in some way, shape or form, make it back to the student’s house later that day. When this happens, the cycle of school work, learning, homework then new learning, can continue. Once this engagement fails, usually the student’s success rate is not far behind.