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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

Earning Vacation Hours at Your Daycare

Thinking about your next vacation? Although your trip may not involve Hawaiian print shirts and colorful inner tubes it’s still fun to have something to look forward to. The not so fun part is figuring out how to keep track of vacation time earned and used for employees at your child care, daycare or preschool.

You can use a Vacation Accumulation Formula to determine the number of hours a person would earn for each pay period or forty hour work week, but you’ll still need a method to track those hours and answer questions like “How many vacation hours do I have left?”

If you offer vacation hours as a benefit at your child care business you’ll want to use Child Care Management Software to fully track all benefit hours including vacation, sick time, training, etc.

In this article we’ll look at how Procare Software® helps you easily track vacation time earned. Then in other articles you’ll see how to Plan Vacation Hours ahead of time and record Vacation Hours Used once the vacation has been taken. You’ll even be able to answer the “how many hours do I have left?” question. Continue reading

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