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.
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Are you looking for printable registration forms to use for your child care, daycare center, preschool or similar child-centered business? At Procare Software we’ve been offering free daycare registration forms to our clients for several years, but now we’re making them available to anyone in the child care business.
You may be thinking something like this: “There must be a catch, right? You want me to subscribe to a newsletter or view a child care software demo or something.” Well, actually no. You can download a printable version and start using your daycare registration forms today, or choose the Microsoft Word format to use them as a starting point and edit the forms to your hearts’ content. And no, we don’t have a giant logo or copyright notice on these daycare forms. You are free to use them however you like.
What is the Daycare Form Like?
It’s easy enough to see for yourself (links below). The daycare registration form is a simple three-page document with places to enter pertinent family and child information needed for your daycare center. There’s a place to list emergency contacts, authorized pick up people, child care billing rates, physician information, child allergies and more.
Of course, if you’re using Procare Family Data and Accounting Software you can print additional daycare forms like roll call and sign in sheets, birthday lists, class rosters, bus runs, camp rosters, and financial reports like customer statements and receipts. You can also create your own reports and even design form letters with the built-in word processor.
Free Daycare Registration Form Downloads
Two formats are available – printable .PDF format and editable .DOC (MS Word) format.
The Importance of Daycare Registration Forms
Keeping track of multiple young children is a difficult task, and before you even begin to care for a child, you also have to keep track of all of their pertinent personal information. This means knowing their medical history, allergies, who their guardian is, if someone else is authorized to pick them up at the end of the day, and more.
It can be hard to know where to begin and how much information you actually need to take great care of each child. Procare strives to help daycare professionals in any way possible, by removing these administrative challenges. With these daycare registration forms, you and your staff have all of the information you need before day one, ensuring you are prepared to provide high-quality care all year
Now that you have a better understanding of what daycare registration forms are, why it’s important to keep track of the information, and some free downloads to get started – you’re on your way to more organized child care operations.
If you’d like to see more forms like this, please post a comment below. Let us know what type of form you’d like to see and we’ll get working on them. We’d very much like to offer additional child care forms and other services to continue the Procare Software tradition of supporting excellence in child care management and the child care business community.
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