The sun is shining and warm weather is here. That means summer fun and family vacations for children enrolled at your preschool or early learning center. In fact, you might even squeeze in some well-deserved vacation time for yourself and other members of your staff.
To make tracking vacation for children and staff easier, Procare Software offers a number of built-in tools. You may want to record vacation days for children and issue vacation credits for times they are away. On the employee side, you’ll want to schedule planned vacation ahead of time and track the number of hours earned and used.
We’ve covered many of these topics in previous articles—today we’ll give you a quick summary with links and video clips to get you started. Continue reading
Puzzled about how to keep track of staff vacation hours at your child care, daycare or preschool? You’ll quickly realize there are a number of things you need to know. In fact you may have read our previous articles on tracking Paid Holidays, Earned Vacation and Planned Vacation Hours. The missing piece to the puzzle is recording when the vacation is actually taken and those hours have been used.
Let’s say one or more employees are on vacation, or perhaps they have recently returned. You’ll want to be sure the vacation time is accurately recorded on their time cards so it will be included on reports for payroll purposes. Typically you’d do this at the end of each pay period to catch any hours that may have been used during the period. If nobody was on vacation, that’s okay since there would not be any hours to process. In fact it’s really not limited to vacation. This concept would work for any appointment, personal time off, etc. that was previously planned.
Everyone needs a little vacation from time to time, especially those dedicated teachers, aides and other staff members at your daycare or early childhood learning center. Having some time off is good news for them, but what about scheduling those vacation hours? How will you keep track of who is taking vacation when? Especially during the summer months it can be a lot to trust to your memory alone.
Although you could mark off days on a big wall calendar in the office or staff break room you’ll probably find there is more information you’ll need. An easier way is to use a Child Care Software Program to keep track of hours earned, scheduled, taken and remaining for all types of benefits including vacation, sick and training time.
In previous articles we explored how to record Paid Holidays and keep track of Earned Vacation hours. In this article we’ll see how Procare Software® may be used to schedule vacation time (and other planned absences, like appointments and personal time) so you’ll know exactly who is on vacation and for how long. Continue reading