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Mythbusters: Fingerprint Check-In for Child Care

Child Walking in SnowThere’s something special about snow. Maybe it’s the crunch, crunch under your feet, the fun of making a snowball or the pure beauty of it covering the hillsides. But there’s something else too. Something that is fascinating to consider—that no two snowflakes are alike.

Like snowflakes, each of our fingerprints is unique and that makes fingerprint recognition an ideal way to confirm a person’s identity. It’s much better than an ID card (which can be lost or stolen) or a PIN and password you have to remember. But when it comes to having parents check their children in, some people have concerns about using their fingerprint. Continue reading

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Automating Your Child Care Center

Road Sign: Automation Just AheadAs a child care provider, your primary goals are to offer a quality learning experience and loving care to the children at your center. Too often, however, time-consuming administrative tasks can divert your attention from these goals.

By automating the record keeping at your early childhood program or preschool, you can regain time to focus on the children. There are many advantages to automation, including accuracy and efficiency, as well as saving time and money.

When thinking about how to best automate management tasks at your center, you’ll want to consider a number of factors…. Continue reading

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Bringing the Cloud to Your Preschool

Girl Swinging Up to the CloudsHave you ever swung so high that it felt like your toes could nearly reach the sky? There’s something uniquely fascinating about clouds that can spark your imagination (what does that cloud look like?) and make you wonder what it would be like to touch them.

Clouds can be inspiring and mysterious, two words which could describe the clouds in our sky or the concept of cloud computing, but the similarities don’t end there…. Continue reading

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Running the Payday Race at Your Preschool?

Race to the Finish LineCross the Finish Line with Direct Deposit

You know the routine. It’s payday at your preschool or child care business, but it feels like “race day” both for you and your staff. As the owner or director you’re pressing to get payroll checks calculated, while your staff is antsy about hurrying to the bank to deposit their earnings.

Wouldn’t you like to stop racing around and create a win-win situation for everyone? It’s easier than you think! By finding the right tool to streamline the process of doing payroll and handling direct deposit for your employees, you’ll cross the finish line without even running the race. Continue reading

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Procare Software: Top 5 Articles for 2012

HourglassAs the hourglass winds down on 2012, I’d like to thank you, our loyal readers in the child care field, for helping the Procare Software blog to have a record year in 2012. With over 76,000 visits (208 each day) our annual viewership has more than doubled since our first post back in 2008.

A traditional way to end the year is to highlight the most popular posts over the past twelve months. I know I’m always curious to see which articles you found most interesting and helpful. Perhaps you’re curious too?

So here they are, in reverse order, the TOP FIVE articles for 2012. Continue reading

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