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4 Child Care Accounting Tips for the New Year

January 2016 CalendarAs you’ve probably noticed, the calendar has moved to a new year—which is a great time to consider how to start the year right with your Child Care Management Software. You know… those common bookkeeping tasks needed to wrap up the last year and move forward into the new.

In this post we’ll reveal our top 4 tips for getting off to a great start. For those of you using Procare Software we’re also offering a free webinar on How to Start the Year Right (sign up here!) or watch a recorded version (below). Continue reading

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Track Vacations for Children & Staff

Summer Vacation FunThe sun is shining and warm weather is here. That means summer fun and family vacations for children enrolled at your preschool or early learning center. In fact, you might even squeeze in some well-deserved vacation time for yourself and other members of your staff.

To make tracking vacation for children and staff easier, Procare Software offers a number of built-in tools. You may want to record vacation days for children and issue vacation credits for times they are away. On the employee side, you’ll want to schedule planned vacation ahead of time and track the number of hours earned and used.

We’ve covered many of these topics in previous articles—today we’ll give you a quick summary with links and video clips to get you started. Continue reading

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Evolution of the Child Care Software Manual

Open BookDo you remember old-fashioned software manuals? There was so much information it could feel like words were flying off the pages. Many manuals were as thick as dictionaries and went into excruciating detail about every aspect of a computer program. To help visualize how dramatically the methods for learning Child Care Management Software have evolved, let’s take a brief look through Procare history. Continue reading

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Mythbusters: Fingerprint Check-In for Child Care

Child Walking in SnowThere’s something special about snow. Maybe it’s the crunch, crunch under your feet, the fun of making a snowball or the pure beauty of it covering the hillsides. But there’s something else too. Something that is fascinating to consider—that no two snowflakes are alike.

Like snowflakes, each of our fingerprints is unique and that makes fingerprint recognition an ideal way to confirm a person’s identity. It’s much better than an ID card (which can be lost or stolen) or a PIN and password you have to remember. But when it comes to having parents check their children in, some people have concerns about using their fingerprint. Continue reading

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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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