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Child Care News for August

tucker-newsboyPersonalized Care is Best for Preparing Pre-school Kids for the Road Ahead

We all know that children respond best when they are taught one-on-one, and this includes preschool environments. A study conducted by La Petite Academy followed students from fall 2014 through spring 2015. Results show that children who were given tailored instruction and personalized care show a 370% increase in readiness for kindergarten.

A New Way to Ensure Center Profitability?

Good management software is a key element in helping centers to operate at a profit, but what else can be done to add value to running a business in this industry? One way is with state assistance, where money is funneled from various sources, such as taxed items like tobacco or alcohol. Another strategy is to bring a number of centers together under one umbrella and consolidating the business end which is run by dedicated professionals.

Child Care Can Help Parents Get their GEDs

With help from child care centers, parents that previously had no time to study or attend classes are able to achieve important goals such as getting their GED. This opens many doors for parents trying to make ends meet, and the price of keeping their children in child care becomes much more affordable when incomes increase. However, for some parents, an extra helping hand is necessary, and in York County, PA, a partnership between the York County Literacy Council and the Community Progress Council gives assistance to parents seeking their GEDs.

Janet Brien
Procare Marketing Dept.

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The Child Care Manager’s Checklist

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Being a child care director is both a challenging and exceptionally rewarding job. The nuances of combining physical care and education in a nurturing environment require a special person, because there is so much to do. We honor professionals, like you, who make a difference every day.

We’ve created a mini-checklist for many of the management tasks in your center. See which ones apply to you.
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Easiest Diaper Change Ever!

Diaper Dipper - Instant Diaper ChangesIntroducing the all-new Diaper Dipper® !
A revolutionary product from the people who brought you SaniBaby® .

We all know the messy routine of the changing table. Do you spend a large part of your day changing diapers? It’s time to put an end to “hands-on” diaper changes in your child care center or preschool.

Recognizing the need, the practical thinkers in the Research and Development Department at Procare Software started at the bottom to create the ultimate solution—a convenient, speedy and economical way to handle even the most complicated diaper changes. Continue reading

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4 Tips to Grow Your Child Care Enrollment

Preschool Boy in Field of CloverLying in a field of clover on a sunny spring day is the perfect way to spend a carefree afternoon—but if you’re waiting for a lucky four-leaf clover to increase enrollment at your preschool, you may be in for a surprise.

Enrollment gains aren’t based on luck. They require focus on marketing your child care business and effectively communicating with potential families. Lucky for you though, it’s easy to do when using Procare Child Care Management Software and following these 4 tips to grow your enrollment. Continue reading

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Track Your Spring Break Day Camps

Girl with bicycle, resting under tree.For those of us who live in cooler climates, seeing kids out on their bicycles is one sure sign of spring and that means spring break can’t be far off.

If you offer day camps for school-age children during spring break, you’ll need an easy way to track who has signed up for which session. You may also need to track absences or vacation time for children who are away with their families.

A great way to manage day camps and vacation time is to use a full-featured child care management system like Procare Software®. Continue reading

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