Ah, summer vacations. Everyone has their favorite type of getaway. My family tends to like camping, especially near the beach. And although we’ve never come face to face with a bear, we certainly have had our share of run-ins with raccoons, squirrels and an assortment of feathered friends.
Many of the campgrounds at which we like to stay require reservations months in advance. Hopefully, the families and staff at your childcare center, daycare or preschool are letting you know their vacation plans ahead of time too. That’s good information, so you can plan ahead, but what do you do with it? How do you keep track of planned vacations for family and staff, as well as issue vacation credits to your families?
While researching topics for today’s post, I discovered we have covered vacation related items in the past. But, since they have tended to be written as separate, individual posts, there was not an easy way to find all the information in one place. For your convenience, I’ve assembled a short description of each vacation topic with a link to a more detailed article. Continue reading
Would you like to know how many teachers you need in a classroom in the future? Perhaps you want to predict an upcoming vacancy in the Butterflies room? Using the schedule reporting features of Procare Software® you can be your own Carnac the Magnificent and “divine the answer…” !
Setting Up Schedules
First you’ll want to enter your Classroom Ratios. Then you’ll set up Child Schedules and Employee Schedules as well – in order to forecast accurate staffing needs to meet your child/teacher ratios. You can even use multi-line day schedules if children or employees switch rooms during the day, like a preschooler scheduled in the preschool room from 8:30 am to 11:30 am who then moves to the Bluebirds room from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Is Marjorie current on her CPR class? How many CE (Continuing Ed) hours does Elizabeth have so far this year? Childcare centers must know that employees are keeping up with periodic continuing education hours and health-and-safety related certifications. Fortunately, Employee Data Software from Procare lets you track just those types of requirements and training hours.
What are the options?
You can use either the Employee Requirements or Benefit Hours features, or both, depending on your situation. Continue reading
The annual Provider Appreciation Day is quickly approaching. May 8th, 2009, will be the day to recognize and celebrate child care providers everywhere!
Perhaps you’ve seen our Twitter links on the bottom of our postings lately. Maybe you’ve heard about Twitter from the Ellen Show (@TheEllenShow) or you saw what President Obama did with Twitter to get his supporters to rally (@BarackObama). One thing is for sure, Twitter is everywhere. With an estimated 5 million users, Twitter, the micro-blogging community, is growing.