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Keeping Track of Child Vacation Hours

Boy at Fishing HoleAs your summer programs get under way, family vacations will be coming up too. And although getting away to a favorite fishing hole may be fun, you don’t want to be fishing around when it comes to tracking child vacation hours.

If your child care policy allows families to take a specified number of vacation days, you’ll certainly need a way to record that time. You may also want to issue vacation credits—or skip vacationing families when posting summer tuition for a given week.

As any young fisherman will tell you, there’s more than one way to catch a fish. There’s also more than one way to manage child vacation hours. Continue reading

Summer Vacations & Childcare Management

Bear Visiting CampgroundAh, summer vacations. Everyone has their favorite type of getaway. My family tends to like camping, especially near the beach. And although we’ve never come face to face with a bear, we certainly have had our share of run-ins with raccoons, squirrels and an assortment of feathered friends.

Many of the campgrounds at which we like to stay require reservations months in advance. Hopefully, the families and staff at your childcare center, daycare or preschool are letting you know their vacation plans ahead of time too. That’s good information, so you can plan ahead, but what do you do with it? How do you keep track of planned vacations for family and staff, as well as issue vacation credits to your families?

While researching topics for today’s post, I discovered we have covered vacation related items in the past. But, since they have tended to be written as separate, individual posts, there was not an easy way to find all the information in one place. For your convenience, I’ve assembled a short description of each vacation topic with a link to a more detailed article.  Continue reading

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