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How to Handle Drop-In Care with ProCare

A reader recently asked if ProCare Child Care Management Software would work for a drop-in center. An excellent question, indeed. The short answer is “yes”, but giving you the best advice means asking a few more questions, since drop-in care can operate in a number of different ways. Whether families return and how you handle drop-in billing are two important considerations.   Continue reading

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Enhance Child Care Security

Security at child care centers, daycare facilities and preschools certainly is an important subject. We all want our young children to have a safe and fun environment for play and learning. In this article we’ll highlight a number of products from ProCare Software that can help enhance security procedures at your center.     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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Tracking Who Hasn’t Turned in Their Form

One thing is true about programs for children. There certainly is a lot of paperwork to keep track of – registration forms, physician reports, agency approvals, field trip permission slips – you name it. How do you keep track of who still needs to turn in which forms? Although you can sift through the pile of papers on your desk to see who did turn in their forms, it’s the opposite thing you really need to know – who did not. How can you easily generate a follow up list to see which families need a reminder?   Continue reading

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Great Resources for Child Care Safety

Recently I was searching online for information about child care safety. Specifically, I wanted to see if there was a good child care safety checklist available. What I found was a site dedicated to helping keep children injury free. Knowing that safety in daycare, preschool, and early childhood programs is an important topic I wanted to share the information with you.   Continue reading

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