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Who’s in control, you or the center?

With Procare, there's no need to struggle

Are you working hard to run your center or is your center working you hard?

What I mean is that many directors often tell us about the work they pour into their center every day. But, in the chaos of everything going on around you, ideas of growing your business take a back seat when it’s a struggle to just maintain. We all know that a well-run center requires a lot of time and energy to run smoothly and profitably. That’s where you come in…

Before you arrive in the morning, your day is already booked. Immediately you are busy greeting parents, posting checks, juggling staff, and managing accounting. Before you know it, you’ve skipped lunch or perhaps you’re picking up toys and wiping down counters so you can go home. With time so short, you may even find yourself working when you should be playing. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to look into automating your center with a software solution that as unique as you and your center.

The best child care management system provides an all-in-one solution. It allows you to do away with confusing spreadsheets, generic financial software, clipboards and bank deposits.It helps you easily manage child and family data, attendance tracking, parent communications, staff hours, child/teacher ratios and more. And, it’s all-inclusive with check-in solutions and door security. Once you start collecting tuition electronically, you’ll say goodbye to late payments forever—all with just a few clicks!
Andy Spliethof
VP Creative Services
Procare Software

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Running the Payday Race at Your Preschool?

Race to the Finish LineCross the Finish Line with Direct Deposit

You know the routine. It’s payday at your preschool or child care business, but it feels like “race day” both for you and your staff. As the owner or director you’re pressing to get payroll checks calculated, while your staff is antsy about hurrying to the bank to deposit their earnings.

Wouldn’t you like to stop racing around and create a win-win situation for everyone? It’s easier than you think! By finding the right tool to streamline the process of doing payroll and handling direct deposit for your employees, you’ll cross the finish line without even running the race. Continue reading

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Daycare Payroll: E-File W2’s

Tired of manually filing W2 forms for your child care business? Well, there’s no reason to print reams of paper W2’s any longer. With Daycare Payroll Software and the W2 Program from Procare Software®, you may now choose to e-file federal W2’s for your child care, daycare or preschool.

Why file electronically?

It’s fast, secure and provides an immediate receipt for proof of filing from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Also, electronic filers have a later filing deadline (the last day of March) vs. the last day of February for all other filers, according to the SSA “How To File” Instructions.

How will it work?

It’s easy. The Procare W2 Program will import your payroll data for the year so you can review it and make any necessary adjustments. Then, with one button click you’ll create an export file that can be uploaded to the SSA Website. You’ll just need to register at the SSA Business Services page and log in to your account to upload the file.

Learn more about ordering Procare W2 / 1099 Software and Tax Table formulas for the New Year – See: W2s Frequent Questions

Until next time, cheers!

-Phil

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If you have questions or comments about this article (or suggestions for another article) I’d be pleased to hear from you. Drop me a note at phil@procaresoftware.com.

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Start the Year Right with Child Care Accounting

As the clock approaches midnight, we welcome in the New Year with confetti, noise makers, music and good cheer! A year full of hope and possibilities for your child care business to thrive and grow. You may even have a few New Year’s resolutions along these lines. One good resolution is to start the year right with your child care accounting.

For those of you already using Procare Software® we are pleased to introduce a new, free webinar called “Start the Year Right”. In this live, online broadcast, we’ll cover what you need to know when moving from one year to the next. This webinar is intended for people who have been using Procare and have data for the year just ending. If you are brand new to Procare and just getting started, you’ll be more interested in other classes on our Webinar Schedule.

Here’s a preview of what you’ll learn in the Start the Year Right class: Continue reading

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Daycare Payroll: 2011 Tax Changes

2011 changes coming…

With Federal Social Security changes on the way, you have peace of mind knowing that Daycare Payroll from Procare Software® will handle these changes with ease.  Each year, new tax table formulas are offered for download shortly after the beginning of the year. Procare makes these changes available as soon as possible once we can confirm the final settings from each state and the federal government. In many cases state and federal regulations are not finalized until the very last minute. Continue reading

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