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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

Solve the Vacation Hours Puzzle

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.

In this article we’ll look at how Procare Software® may be used to track vacation hours used and to quickly review the number of hours still available for an employee. Continue reading

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