Do some families at your child care, daycare or preschool tend to pick their children up late, after your center is officially closed? Perhaps you’ve even read the article called The Unbearable Wrongness of Being Late from ChildCareExchange.com.
You’re thinking you’d like to implement a Late Pick Up Fee but aren’t sure how to go about it. With the ProCare Attendance Tracker it’s easy to process Late Pick Up charges for all appropriate families at once.
For some of us, in the over 40 set, it seems like fonts and text on web pages are getting smaller by the day. It can be almost like trying to read the letters in a bowl of alphabet soup. In fact, due to higher screen resolutions on new computer monitors everything does appear smaller than it used to. Fortunately some web sites now include easy ways to change the size of text on the page and current browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox have built in font management options. Continue reading
A recent email question came in to the ProCare Tech Support Team. It’s something you might have done yourself.
“I accidentally clicked Automatic Billing twice. I’d like to cancel one of them.”
As many of you may know, there is not currently an option to undo or cancel Automatic Billing. However, there is a message alerting you to the date you last performed Automatic Billing. Continue reading
At Procare, we spend a lot of time communicating with those in the daycare field. We have found that a common trend in this community is the need to organize and the track personal and daily information of students to ensure their health, development, and safety. However, most daycare professionals do not have the time to sit down and make dozens of these forms from scratch.
Two of our blog posts that have resonated most with the child care community, were those offering Free Daycare Registration Forms and Free Child Care Sign In Sheets. These forms make sure that daycare instructors have necessary student and family information, attendance records, and knowledge of student whereabouts in a consistent and organized format.
In keeping with that theme of offering free, printable daycare sheets to people in the early childhood field, we’ve decided to also offer free daily bus run sheets.
These are blank forms you can fill in if you offer bus transportation, like a shuttle bus or van transport service, for your child care, daycare, preschool or after school program. This allows instructors to keep track of which bus each child takes, to help ensure they get on the correct bus and safely make it from point A to point B. Enjoy!
Daycare Forms Built Into Procare
These forms are built right into the Procare Software Family Data module, so if you’re already using Procare to help manage your child care business, the forms can be automatically populated with a roster of the children on that bus, as well as the bus run or school name, before being printed.
Download Daily & Weekly Bus Run Sheets
These bus run sheets come in daily and weekly formats that allow instructors to mark the pickup and drop off status of each child listed. For your convenience, these forms are in PDF format.
Daily Bus Run Sheet: The daily bus run sheet gives daycare instructors a form on which to mark the drop off and pickup time of each student taking the bus on a day-to-day basis, with additional space for comments.
Weekly Bus Run Sheet: The weekly bus run sheet gives daycare instructors a form on which to mark the bus they are tracking, and the pickup and drop off of each child on a weekly Monday-Friday basis, with additional space for comments.
Parents trust daycare professionals to be aware of their child’s whereabouts at all times. Offering bus transportation at your center is a great service that many parents need. However, one cannot expect for a child to know which is the correct bus to get on.
For this reason, children must be monitored every step of the way. With consistent and organized daycare forms and bus run sheets, no matter which instructor is in charge of transportation that week they can clearly see the bus or shuttle a child belongs on, and mark their attendance. Having easy access to these forms and other child information is necessary to ensure student health and safety, as well as an organized, high-quality child care program.
Interested in organizing and standardizing your children and family information? Learn how Procare can help.
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One of the most common questions the ProCare Support staff hears, goes something like this: “Can I email statements to my families, or is there a better way to get financial information to them?” Fortunately, there are several ways to get current information to your families. Continue reading