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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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Plan “B” for Your Child Care Check In Station

Mom Checking InMaybe the Check In station at your daycare center or preschool has temporarily failed, or you don’t even have a Check In station at all. What is your “plan B” strategy for an alternate way to record attendance times for children if a Check In computer is not available? Computers can be down for a variety of reasons and it’s a good idea to have a strategy in place at those times, to reduce stress and keep your workflow going smoothly. With Procare Software® and the Attendance Tracker program you have a nifty alternate way to get kids checked in or out using the Receptionist feature. All you need is a working Procare computer available and a staff person to operate it. The Receptionist will let you quickly record times with the authorized person’s initials and the current date and time. Continue reading

Fingerprint Check In for Your Preschool

Thinking of fingerprints at your daycare or preschool may bring to mind those wonderful, colorful creations that are always popular with the five and under set. Wide smiles and giggles are sure to follow when the finger paints and easels appear.

But there are other areas where fingerprints could benefit your child care business. Namely, check in and security. It’s easy to let parents check their children in using a small fingerprint device (also known as a biometric ID) connected to a computer with Child Care Management Software.

If you’re currently using Procare Software® for child or staff check in you’ll be especially interested in a new feature that allows use of a fingerprint only with no additional password required.  Continue reading

3 Time & Attendance Methods for Your Daycare

If you need to print daycare time sheets or keep track of time and attendance hours for your preschool you’ve probably found that manual time sheets are inefficient and time consuming. By using Daycare Software specifically designed for Attendance Tracking you can greatly simplify time keeping tasks and dramatically cut the administrative time involved.

In this article we’ll take a look at how Procare Software® can be used to check children in and out in several different ways, depending on what works best for your child care business.  Continue reading

Child Time Cards

With the Time and Attendance Tracker from Procare Software® it’s easy to see child time card totals at a glance or by running an attendance report for more details. You may even choose whether to view time in hours and minutes or decimal format. Oh and let’s not forget time card rounding – you may select that as well. Continue reading

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