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? 

Child Care Forms for Successful Daycare Centers

As a daycare operator, you are responsible for many people’s most precious belongings: their children. As such, extra care is needed with communication and clarification of policies and procedures. Document important information and agreements to terms with the use of child care forms. Use of these forms frees your attention and time from handling administrative headaches so you can focus on the success of your daycare center and the well being of the children in your care.

Forecasting – Everything You Need to Know

At its core, forecasting predicts the future. Though some forecasts seem entirely fictional, the best business forecasts base projections on historical data and sound assumptions. Leave the creativity to the art majors, not your numbers.

Learn why this is important to your company, how to do it, and what factors could impact your actual bottom line. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be better prepared for more accurate forecasting as time goes on.

How Do I Calculate a Tip Credit?

When a customer leaves a few bucks on the table for their server, they are playing a major part in the restaurant economy. Waitstaff really do work for tips — almost two-thirds of their income comes from gratuities left by customers. It can sometimes be a headache to figure out how to calculate payroll for tipped employees. Here’s what you need to know.