Does your child-centered business offer activities for children, like soccer, music, dance, karate, swimming, day camps or after-school sessions? If so, you may be interested in something new we’re working on at Procare Software. Although this is still in development, we thought you’d like to hear about the new Procare Activity Manager.
[Editor's note: Activity Manager is now available as of June 2013.]
Keeping children active is a goal of both parents and child care providers alike. And, having a way to manage multiple sessions, prerequisites, and child activity rosters is important for your programs to be efficient and successful. If you charge activity fees, you’ll also want to be sure each family is charged the proper amount for their selected sessions.
What is Activity Manager?
Activity Manager is a software module that gives you the power to create a series of activities, classes, camps or programs, and assign them to children. You can specify prerequisites, assign instructors, choose the location, and even associate an activity fee with each class. Activity Manager works with the Family Data and Family Accounting modules to provide a seamless method of tracking who is in each activity and the revenue generated. Of course, if you need to track the activities only, and not the revenue side, that’s okay too. Continue reading
What do kindergarten, softball, soccer and after school art class have in common? The answer may be Cindy Smith or Billy Jones. The same child may be scheduled in a variety of classrooms and activities through out the day. If your child care, preschool or after school program is like many, you may need to track children by more than one classroom, timeslot or activity. Depending on the kind of programs you offer some children might participate in the twice-weekly afternoon soccer program, while others might be in a 3-day morning art class, while some are in both. Overall they have one main classroom, but you’d like lists of these other classroom groupings as well. In this article we’ll explore how Procare Software® can handle multiple classrooms in a couple of different ways.
What options do I have?
In addition to the many reports that are grouped by primary classroom, such as Roll Call and Sign In Sheets, you may also use Classroom Schedule reports or Tracking reports. Continue reading
Here’s a fun and easy recipe that all the kids are sure to enjoy. I don’t know about the kids in your care, but my kids at home love pizza. They don’t care if its homemade, out of a box, or from a pizza parlor, they just go gaga for it. So, with that in mind, I thought I’d share this fun and easy pizza stick recipe that’s sure to be a hit with your crowd.