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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Track Employee Training and Certifications

Is Marjorie current on her CPR class? How many CE (Continuing Ed) hours does Elizabeth have so far this year?  Childcare centers must know that employees are keeping up with periodic continuing education hours and  health-and-safety related certifications.  Fortunately, Employee Data Software from  Procare lets you track just those types of requirements and training hours.

What are the options?

You can use either the Employee Requirements or Benefit Hours features, or both, depending on your situation. Continue reading

Schedule Backups for Your Daycare Database

Oh no… my computer crashed! NOW what do I do?

You tap a key and the computer just sits there… nothing.  You reboot, but it never comes back to life.  Then you get a sinking feeling in your gut… you’ve been meaning to back up your data, but just keep forgetting, or haven’t had the time.

There’s no doubt recovering from a computer crash can be a nightmare, especially if you’ve lost data you rely on to run your child care, daycare or preschool.  Fortunately Procare Software® now provides a great tool to help protect your business critical information.

Of course if you’re using the Procare Data Hosting Service backups are handled automatically as part of the service. And, if you use your own SQL Server, backups are managed by your IT staff outside of Procare. Continue reading

Track Multiple Classrooms per Child

What do kindergarten, softball, soccer and after school art class have in common?  The answer may be Cindy Smith or Billy Jones.  The same child may be scheduled in a variety of classrooms and activities through out the day.  If your child care, preschool or after school program is like many, you may need to track children by more than one classroom, timeslot or activity.  Depending on the kind of programs you offer some children might participate in the twice-weekly afternoon soccer program, while others might be in a 3-day morning art class, while some are in both.  Overall they have one main classroom, but you’d like lists of these other classroom groupings as well.  In this article we’ll explore how Procare Software® can handle multiple classrooms in a couple of different ways.

What options do I have?

In addition to the many reports that are grouped by primary classroom, such as Roll Call and Sign In Sheets, you may also use Classroom Schedule reports or Tracking reports. Continue reading

New Payroll Software for Daycare

Still processing payroll checks by hand for your child care, daycare or preschool? Or perhaps you’re already using Child Care Management Software to simplify your daycare payroll. No matter how you handle payroll now, things are just about to get better, much better.

Procare Software® is pleased to announce the imminent release of the next generation of payroll software specifically designed for your child care business. Procare v10 Payroll is just around the corner. For those of you already using version 9 you’ll be pleased with new features like the ability to add reimbursements for out-of-pocket expenses and for those of you using another method, or outside payroll service, you’ll save both time and money processing payroll yourself. Continue reading

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