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Automating Your Child Care Center

Road Sign: Automation Just AheadAs a child care provider, your primary goals are to offer a quality learning experience and loving care to the children at your center. Too often, however, time-consuming administrative tasks can divert your attention from these goals.

By automating the record keeping at your early childhood program or preschool, you can regain time to focus on the children. There are many advantages to automation, including accuracy and efficiency, as well as saving time and money.

When thinking about how to best automate management tasks at your center, you’ll want to consider a number of factors…. Continue reading

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Kid Friendly Recipe – Pizza Sticks!

Boy ready to eat a pizzaHere’s a fun and easy recipe that all the kids are sure to enjoy. I don’t know about the kids in your care, but my kids at home love pizza. They don’t care if its homemade, out of a box, or from a pizza parlor, they just go gaga for it. So, with that in mind, I thought I’d share this fun and easy pizza stick recipe that’s sure to be a hit with your crowd.

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CACFP Classroom Meal Counts

Recently the following question about Meal Counts for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) arrived by email to ProCare Technical Support

“Why would one whole class of children not show up on Meal Count Reports when I have already processed meal counts for all classrooms at once?” 

This symptom is likely due to having created a new classroom without setting up the Meal Times for that class.   Continue reading

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CACFP Forms – Ah, Paperwork!

Boy with School LunchWhen your child care center participates in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) there certainly are benefits. For children, of course, it’s a great way to help ensure they receive regular, nutritious meals that meet specific guidelines. That is a wonderful thing! For center owners and directors the other nice part is being reimbursed for each meal served. But there is one drawback. There tend to be a lot of CACFP forms to fill out each month. Ah, paperwork and record keeping. Just what you needed, right? Say no more. Procare Software can help. Continue reading

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