How to Navigate Separation Anxiety as a Childcare Provider

Separation anxiety is a normal part of child development. Although children can experience separation anxiety at any age in the early years, it is most common in children between one and three years of age. Separation anxiety can be challenging and stressful for children, parents, and caregivers, but with the right tools, you can help families navigate and ease the …

Childcare Management Software Spotlight: Kangarootime

If you’re looking for childcare management software to help you optimize your Early Childhood Education business, check out the following spotlight on Kangarootime. For years, we have recommended Procare to our clients as the gold standard of childcare management software, but recently we have been impressed by all Kangarootime has to offer. Read our feature article to learn more. Kangarootime: …

Celebrate Autumn with 20 Preschool Unit Theme Ideas

Autumn is in the air! Welcome the season with these twenty preschool unit themes that are perfect for fall. The following unit themes are ideal for preschoolers ages three to five. Choose your favorites and make them the focus of your seasonal activities! 20 Preschool Unit Themes for Fall Whether you operate a large preschool with multiple classes and age …

Important KPIs to Track for Your Early Childhood Education Business

We have a saying around here at Honest Buck Accounting when it comes to keeping track of the financial health of your business: “You can manage what you measure.” The opposite, of course, is equally true. Childcare business owners who do not measure Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for their businesses find themselves unable to identify how their business is performing …

3 Easy Ways to Market Your Childcare Business Online for Free

Whether you are just launching your Early Childhood Education business, or you are a seasoned childcare provider, marketing your business to new customers can be a challenge. Fortunately, marketing and advertising doesn’t always have to cost you an arm and a leg. In this article, consider three easy ways to market your childcare business online without spending a dime. Read …

10 Things to Include in Your Parent Newsletter

Your childcare center newsletter is a great way to engage parents and keep them informed about important happenings at your program. Whether you send out a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly newsletter, paper copy or email version, you can be sure your parent newsletter is one of your most essential communication tools. Here we discuss ten things you may want to …

Guide to Providing Nutritious Meals at Your Childcare Center

How do you approach meals, snacks, and beverages at your early learning center? As an Early Childhood Education professional, you are in a unique position to provide the tasty and nutritious food children need to grow, develop, learn, and play. You and your childcare team can also help foster a positive relationship with food in young children from an early …

What Do Childcare Conferences Have to Offer?

Maybe this is the year you are thinking about attending a childcare conference. You may be wondering what conferences for Early Childhood Education professionals have to offer and whether it’s worth your investment of time and money to attend one. In the following article, we discuss five benefits of attending a childcare conference. Read on to find out more. 5 …