With school starting up again your child care business may be busier than ever with children enrolling for before and after school programs, not to mention preschool, pre-k and kindergarten. With that in mind Procare Software® has a number of Child Care Management Tools to make the transition as efficient as possible. You might think of it as your tool belt for the back-to-school season.
Many children may be changing classrooms to start the school year. This could take a while if you had to go child by child to make the change, however, you can quickly adjust classrooms for everyone by moving an entire group of kids from one class to another or making individual changes as needed using the Classroom Graduation tool. Continue reading
Introducing Procare U
Looking for a way to improve and test your knowledge of Procare Software®? We’re introducing a new type of learning with Procare University, affectionately known as “Procare U”.
There are already a few sample lessons available, but before we get to that I want to share our vision of Procare U for the future.
As of April 2012, new lessons are available. See: Learn Procare at Procare U
Will Procare U be Different from Webinars or Training?
Yes! Procare U will target specific task competencies by the type of work done (and your level of responsibility) with the pace controlled by you. Maybe you just need to learn to add family information, set up billing and run a few reports, but nothing more. You, or someone from your company, will be able to assign just the classes you need – making the best use of your time by quickly getting to the heart of your studies. Continue reading
Of course you know the motto “Safety First”. On field trips I’m certain every one of the toddlers and preschoolers in your care (and perhaps a teddy bear too) is lovingly helped into their car seats to keep them secure. You may even have posters displayed or a song to sing about being safe. In fact at my children’s elementary school “Be Safe” is the very first part of their school motto.
Car seats for children? Well, of course. That kind of precaution is so ingrained in us it’s practically automatic. But how is using a car seat in any way related to the childcare database entered on your computer? Well, your data is important for sure. Can you imagine losing all that accounting history – payments received, deposits made, balances owed – not to mention basic name, address and emergency contact information, immunizations and more? It could be not only time consuming, but perhaps impossible to accurately re-create.
So what do I mean by a “car seat” for your data? Continue reading