Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was created by the CARES Act and is implemented by the Small Business Administration with support from the Department of the Treasury. It is there for borrowers to use for specific expenses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks. It allows businesses resources for things like applicable overhead, payroll, rent, mortgage interest, utilities, and rehiring of …

Ensuring Financial Success After Reopening Your Childcare Center

The COVID-19 crisis came in as an unprecedented event and many took a hit to their income. As a successful childcare center, you value financial stability – the very foundation of your income. During the pandemic, creating a plan to maintain your operations is crucial. And while you may face challenges along the way, taking the right steps for your …

Rachelle Calina on Java Chat Podcast

Interview with Rachelle Calina on the Java Chat Podcast

Managing Director and CPA at Honest Buck, Rachelle Calina, appeared on the Java Chat Podcast to chat over coffee about startups, what to consider for your business when it comes to finances, cashflow and the ability to forecast honestly. They go lightly into the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and what you should know as a business before going after assistance …

How to Keep Your Child Care Facility Afloat During a National Crisis

Intro In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, childcare centers are taking a huge hit. Either they have closed due to healthcare mandates or a majority of parents have pulled their children from the center. If they are staying open, it is almost a minute by minute decision on how long they can keep the doors open. Many open facilities …

Early Childhood Leadership

How to Become a Great Leader in Early Childhood Education

As stated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, child care businesses will have some of the fastest employment growth rates of all industries in the year 2020. This presents opportunities for those aiming to become a leader in regard to early childhood education. It’s clear that the demand for early childhood education and daycare is booming — but is …

How to Stay Compliant With Your Daycare Business License

You invested a lot of time and effort to obtain your daycare business license. Don’t let that go to waste by not maintaining compliance. Follow the guidelines below to help you stay compliant with regulations and keep your child care license valid. Note: The information below is specific to Washington State, where the Washington Department of Children, Youth, and Families …

Daycare Staffing Tips for Keeping Happy Staff and Reducing Turnover

Running a daycare may be your dream job and while it is a rewarding career, there are always issues that need addressing for a more successful business. One of these issues is the turnover rate. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), staff turnover in early childhood education averages 30 percent annually. That’s a lot of employees …

Procare Software Reviews and Pricing

Procare is a childcare management system that automates tuition collection, handles check-in and center security, and improves parent engagement in one fell swoop. But is this program worth your investment? What do users really think? And how much does it all cost?