Jul 2, 2024

Tips to Inspire Career Growth Among Child Care Center Employees

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jul 2, 2024

Let's look at some tips to inspire career growth among your child care center's employees, including how professional development can help!

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Jun 26, 2024

Circle Time Activities for Your Preschool Classroom 

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 26, 2024

Coming up with circle time activities for a variety of ages and seasons can be challenging. Here are a few ideas to try our at your center.

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Jun 25, 2024

Fourth of July Daycare Craft Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 25, 2024

Check out some ideas for Fourth of July daycare art projects for preschoolers and toddlers that are simple, safe and fun!

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Jun 24, 2024

5 Questions Parents Should Ask About a Child Care Center’s Curriculum

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 24, 2024

A child care center's curriculum can tell you a lot about a center. Let's take a look at five important questions parents should ask about a child care center's curriculum before you enroll your kids in their program.

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Jun 22, 2024

Choosing the Best Daycare App for Your Child Care Business

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 22, 2024

Child care apps help families and teachers communicate, but do so much more!. Which features should you look for in a daycare app?

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Jun 20, 2024

Summer Process Art Ideas for Preschoolers

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 20, 2024

Let's look at summer art activities that emphasize the process rather than the final product for your preschoolers!

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Jun 13, 2024

Books to Read to Infants and Toddlers at Your Daycare

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 13, 2024

Let’s take a look at how to select the best books to read to infants and toddlers in your child care center!

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Jun 13, 2024

Daycare Marketing Tips to Tout Your Curriculum and Grow Enrollment

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 13, 2024

Use these tips to show off your child care center's curriculum to prospective parents and set yourself apart from other providers!

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Jun 13, 2024

Helping Kids and Parents with Daycare Separation Anxiety

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 13, 2024

Leaving a child at daycare can be a challenging experience for both a child and parent. Let's look at tips to make dropoffs easier!

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Jun 10, 2024

5 Father’s Day Crafts for Each Age Group at Your Daycare

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 10, 2024

Check out these five Father's Day craft ideas for all the age groups in your daycare to create a memorable gift!

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Jun 7, 2024

Child Care Costs by State 2023

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 7, 2024

Understanding the cost of child care in America is important for both parents and child care providers. Get a state-by-state breakdown here.

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Jun 6, 2024

Five Preschool Open House Ideas for Your Child Care Center

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 6, 2024

Let’s take a look at five preschool open house ideas for your child care center that will highlight your center's program.

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Jun 4, 2024

A Guide to Preschool Extracurricular Activities

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 4, 2024

Let’s take a look at preschool extracurricular classes for your child care center, including music, dance, gymnastics and other sports!

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May 28, 2024

How Child Care Apps Increase Family Engagement

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
May 28, 2024

A child care app helps you communicate with parents, collect tuition and more!

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May 24, 2024

Unlocking Potential: Scaffolding in Early Childhood Education

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
May 24, 2024

Scaffolding in early childhood education uses successive levels of temporary support to help children learn. Let's look at examples!

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May 21, 2024

How Procare Solves the Top Four Challenges in Child Care

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
May 21, 2024

Let's dig into the the four main challenges faced by child care centers and explore how Procare can solve each one!

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May 6, 2024

10 Ways to Recognize Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week

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Procare
Author Procare
May 6, 2024

Here are 10 ways to show your appreciation during Teacher Appreciation Week!

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May 2, 2024

How to Grow Your Child Care Center’s Enrollment

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
May 2, 2024

Want to boost your child care center's enrollment? Let’s look at some tips for enrolling new families and how Procare can help!

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May 1, 2024

Five Steps to Prioritize Mental Health for Early Childhood Educators

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
May 1, 2024

Let’s take a look at five things you can do as early childhood educators to prioritize your mental health!

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Apr 26, 2024

The Most Sought-After Child Care Billing and Accounting Features

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Apr 26, 2024

Let's take a look at the most sought-after child care billing and accounting features center's need to run a healthy business.

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Apr 24, 2024

TREND REPORT 2024: What a Digital Curriculum Can Do For Child Care Centers

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Apr 24, 2024

Paper-based curriculum, which becomes outdated quickly, is still being used in many ECE programs. Here's what a digital curriculum can do!

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Apr 22, 2024

5 Earth Day Celebration Ideas For Your Child Care Center 

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Apr 22, 2024

Earth Day is coming up! Here are five ways to celebrate in your child care center's classrooms with activities, crafts and singing!

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Apr 19, 2024

The Essentials of Active Supervision in Child Care

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Apr 19, 2024

Active supervision includes multiple strategies to ensure that caregivers are fully engaged with children. Let's look at some strategies! 

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Apr 12, 2024

Teaching Preschoolers About Feelings, Emotions and Self-Regulation

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Apr 12, 2024

Check out these tips and activities for how to teach preschoolers about feelings, emotions and self-regulation!

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Apr 8, 2024

10 Activities to Keep Kids Active During Move More Month

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Apr 8, 2024

April is Move More Month! Let's take a look at 10 activities that blend fun with fitness to keep young children active!

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Apr 4, 2024

Solar Eclipse Activities for Your Child Care Center

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Apr 4, 2024

Let's look at activities you can do in your child care and ECE programs to safely teach kids about the solar eclipse!

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Apr 2, 2024

TREND REPORT 2024: How to Get More Child Care Staff

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Apr 2, 2024

Our 2024 child care trends report found that 61% of respondents struggle to hire and retain staff. Let's look at ways to reverse this trend!

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Mar 29, 2024

Nine Steps to Choose the Best Daycare Curriculum

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 29, 2024

We’re giving you a step-by-step guide to creating or choosing the best daycare curriculum for your center.

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Mar 28, 2024

6 Steps for How to Start an Afterschool Program

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Mar 28, 2024

Starting a successful after school program offers an important service to working parents and their kids. Here are 6 key steps to starting an after school program.

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Mar 26, 2024

TREND REPORT 2024: ACH Tops How Families Pay Child Care Tuition

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Mar 26, 2024

The 2024 child care industry trends report found that ACH is the most common form of tuition payment among child care centers surveyed.

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Mar 19, 2024

Want Ideas for Spring Learning? Check Out This Lesson Plan!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Mar 19, 2024

Celebrate spring with this Procare Early Learning lesson plan for a fun and educational spring-themed activity for your pre-K classrooms!

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Mar 12, 2024

End the Headache of Late Child Care Tuition Payments

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 12, 2024

Late payments can hold your child care business back. Learn how to end late payments and simplify running your business!

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Mar 8, 2024

How to Use Technology in Preschool Classrooms

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Mar 8, 2024

With the right approach, integrating technology in preschool classrooms can support learning and development.

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Mar 6, 2024

TREND REPORT 2024: Nearly Half of Centers Rely on Paper and Pencil to Run Their Programs

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Mar 6, 2024

A Procare Solutions report found that 44% of child care programs rely on on paper and pencil to run their businesses.

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Mar 5, 2024

The Role of Phonemic and Phonological Awareness Skills in Pre-Reading 

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Mar 5, 2024

Let's take a look at how phonemic awareness and phonological awareness help develop pre-reading skills in young learners!

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Feb 29, 2024

Incorporate Books to Celebrate Black History Month in Your Child Care Center!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Feb 29, 2024

Black History Month provides a perfect opportunity to introduce ECE books that celebrate Black heritage. Let's take a look at one such book!

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Feb 28, 2024

How ECE Books Can Help Celebrate Black History Month

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Feb 28, 2024

Black History Month provides a perfect opportunity to introduce ECE books that celebrate Black heritage. Let's take a look at one such book!

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Feb 23, 2024

Celebrating Diversity: ECE Books for Black History Month

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Feb 23, 2024

Black History Month provides a perfect opportunity to introduce ECE books that celebrate Black heritage. Let's take a look at one such book!

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Feb 21, 2024

Five Tips to Host a Fun and Educational Professional Development Day For Your Child Care Center Staff

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Feb 21, 2024

Let’s take a look at five ways to help your child care center's staff get the most out of professional development days!

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Feb 9, 2024

Celebrating Diversity: ECE Books for Black History Month

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Feb 9, 2024

Black History Month provides a perfect opportunity to introduce ECE books that celebrate Black heritage. Let's take a look at one such book!

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Feb 7, 2024

Three Valentine’s Day Activities that Teach Science Lessons!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Feb 7, 2024

Check out these three activities that mesh Valentine's Day, a day to celebrate love, with a love of science!

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Jan 18, 2024

Top Procare Solutions Webinars of 2023!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jan 18, 2024

The top 5 Procare Solutions webinars of 2023 covered topics you care about, from streamlining registration to transforming daycares into ECE centers!

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Jan 16, 2024

How to Put Together a Daycare Parent Handbook

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jan 16, 2024

Learn the benefits of having a daycare parent handbook for your child care center and 10 items your handbook should include.

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Dec 29, 2023

Choosing Goals For Your Daycare in 2024!

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Dec 29, 2023

The new year is almost here! What are your plans for your child care center in 2023? We have three ways to set goals and propel your business forward.

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Dec 27, 2023

Top ‘Child Care Business’ Podcasts of 2023!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Dec 27, 2023

Child care staffing and explainers on ECE funding topped this year's list of the most popular episodes of the Child Care Business Podcast!

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Dec 27, 2023

Procare Solutions Supports ECE Providers With Enhancements, Advocacy in 2023

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Dec 27, 2023

In 2023, Procare Solutions released enhancements that helped child cares grow their businesses and educate young learners.  

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Dec 19, 2023

Get Excited for Our Upcoming Trends Report!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Dec 19, 2023

Each year, Procare Solutions surveys thousands of child care leaders for a technology report. Here's who won prizes for taking the survey! 

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Dec 12, 2023

Embracing Creativity: The Power of Process Art for Preschoolers

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Dec 12, 2023

Let’s explore more about process art and effective methods for teaching process art in a preschool setting!

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Nov 22, 2023

How to Use Natural and Logical Consequences in the Preschool Classroom

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Nov 22, 2023

Let’s explore what natural and logical consequences are, when to use them and examples of these consequences for preschoolers!

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Nov 21, 2023

7 Daycare Center Expenses: How Much Does it Cost to Start Your Own Daycare Business?

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Nov 21, 2023

Running a daycare center can be costly. Let's look at the most common expenses and learn how to navigate these in order to get the most value in return.

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Nov 15, 2023

What A Child Care Mobile App Can Do For Your Center!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Nov 15, 2023

With the Procare child care mobile app, you can share pictures and videos with parents, collect tuition, send documents and more!

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Nov 9, 2023

Happy World Usability Day!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Nov 9, 2023

For World Usability Day, let's get answers from Melissa Skrbic-Huss, director of UI/UX design for Procare Solutions, to four questions!

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Nov 1, 2023

Is a Dependent Care Flexible Savings Account (FSA) Right For Your Family?

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Nov 1, 2023

Here's a quick overview to see if a dependent care flexible-savings account could be a good fit for parents of the kids in your care!

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Oct 23, 2023

Seven Ways to Celebrate Halloween at Your Child Care Center

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Oct 23, 2023

Spooky treats, crafts, indoor trick-or-treating ... Halloween is coming and we've got ideas to help you celebrate at your child care center!

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Oct 20, 2023

Preschool Fundraising Ideas for Each Season of the Year 

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Oct 20, 2023

Let’s look at fundraising ideas for your preschool, and we’ll break them down by season of the year and the ages of kids in your school!

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Oct 19, 2023

First-Day-of-Preschool Activities for Teachers 

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Oct 19, 2023

Let’s take a look at activities and crafts that teachers can use on the first day of preschool, including lessons for kids ages 3 and 4!

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Oct 14, 2023

A Guide to Unoccupied Play for Babies in Daycare

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Oct 14, 2023

Let's look at how you can incorporate unoccupied play in your child care center's baby rooms to foster their development!

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Oct 12, 2023

Why Fall Assessments Matter in Early Childhood Education

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Oct 12, 2023

Fall assessments in child cares are essential to helping kids be ready for kindergarten, and they benefit educators, students and parents.

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Oct 11, 2023

Multifamily Payments Enable Way to Easily Bill Families with Divorced or Separated Parents

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 11, 2023

Child care management software can help with billing complexities of divorced or separated parents who both make daycare payments.

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Oct 5, 2023

TREND REPORT 2023: How a Digital Curriculum Aids Child Care Centers

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Oct 5, 2023

A digital curriculum can support ECE teachers while helping children recover from pandemic-related learning delays.

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Sep 29, 2023

Five Reasons Why Family Connections Are Important in Child Care Centers

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Laura Delgado
Author Laura Delgado
Sep 29, 2023

Building family connections at your child care center or preschool contributes to the well-being of children, parents and staff.

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Sep 28, 2023

The Power of Solitary Play in Early Childhood Education

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Sep 28, 2023

Solitary play gives children the freedom to explore their interests without the influence of others. Let's look at how to nurture this play!

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Sep 26, 2023

What a Drop in Child Care Funding Means and What States are Doing

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Sep 26, 2023

As a loss of federal child care funds looms, some states are paying to continue policies and programs created through the relief funds.

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Sep 22, 2023

Want Ideas for Fall Learning in Your Preschool? Check Out This Lesson Plan!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Sep 22, 2023

Check out this Procare Early Learning lesson plan for a fun and educational fall activity for preschoolers!

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Sep 21, 2023

Five Challenges to Collecting Tuition and How Procare Can Solve Them! 

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Sep 21, 2023

Collecting tuition for your child care center can be one of the least pleasant parts of your job. Learn how Procare can solve five tuition challenges for you!

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Sep 19, 2023

How to Craft a Daycare Sick Policy

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Sep 19, 2023

Let's look at how to craft a daycare sick policy, as well as examples of what to include in the policy to keep kids and staff healthy!

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Sep 14, 2023

How to Teach Letter Recognition to Preschoolers

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Sep 14, 2023

Let’s explore how to teach letter recognition in your child care center's preschool rooms, as well as fun activities to make it fun!

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Sep 11, 2023

5 Tips to Minimize Backlash When You Raise Tuition Rates

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 11, 2023

Here are 5 tips to help you minimize backlash when you raise child care tuition rates.

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Sep 6, 2023

The Joy of Onlooker Play: Discovering the Power of Observation

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Sep 6, 2023

Onlooker play helps children observe, learn and build confidence. Let's look at ways to nurture this type of play in your daycare!

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Sep 1, 2023

The Power of Parallel Play: Building Social Skills in Daycares

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Sep 1, 2023

Through parallel play, children develop social skills like independence, observational learning, confidence and respect for boundaries.

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Aug 31, 2023

How to Offer a Nutritious Daycare Food Program

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Aug 31, 2023

Check out these tips for providing a nutritious food program to ensure you're meeting nutritional guidelines for child cares.

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Aug 29, 2023

Understanding Associative Play in Early Childhood Education

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Aug 29, 2023

The associative play stage is when kids truly begin to play together. Let's look at why it's so important as part of your ECE program.

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Aug 23, 2023

TREND REPORT 2023: Why Child Care Software Automation Matters

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Aug 23, 2023

The 2023 Child Care Management Software Industry Trends Report shows that half of child care centers not using software rely on manual processes to track their business operations. 

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Aug 18, 2023

Best Practices in Child Care Data Security

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Tony Biscula
Author Tony Biscula
Aug 18, 2023

Child care centers and daycares must keep sensitive data safe. Let's look at some best practices in child care cybersecurity.

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Aug 17, 2023

How to Use Cooperative Play to Promote Development

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Aug 17, 2023

Let's look at examples of cooperative play, which is children engaging in organized group play with specific roles and rules.

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Aug 11, 2023

How Child Care Providers Can Reclaim up to 80 Hours a Month of Valuable Time With Automation

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Aug 11, 2023

Learn how automation software can save child care centers and daycares up to 80 hours a month!

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Aug 8, 2023

Stages of Play & Their Role in Child Care

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 8, 2023

The six stages of play are how children learn at different ages. Let's look at how to incorporate play activities into your child care center!

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Jul 31, 2023

Start Your Day More Smoothly with Procare Morning Drop-off Notes  

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jul 31, 2023

Learn how using morning drop-off notes in the Procare child care mobile app can make dropoffs less chaotic!

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Jul 28, 2023

Sensory Activities for Infants in Daycare

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jul 28, 2023

Check out these child care sensory activities for infants that will stimulate their senses and promote cognitive development. 

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Jul 26, 2023

9 Child Care Social Media Tips

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jul 26, 2023

Learn how social media can boost you boost child care center's credibility, help parents find you and use reviews to your advantage!

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Jul 20, 2023

How to Build a Daycare Center Budget Forecast

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jul 20, 2023

Learn how to make informed decisions about your child care business with these budget forecasting tips.

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Jul 20, 2023

Small Group Activities for Preschoolers (& Why They’re So Important)

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jul 20, 2023

Small group activities help kids develop skills like cooperation and sharing while socializing and developing their own interests.

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Jul 19, 2023

How to Grow Child Care Center Enrollment

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 19, 2023

Want to grow enrollment at your child care center? Learn how Procare can keep track of families who are interested in your center!

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Jul 18, 2023

Five Skills and Qualities Child Care Workers Should Have

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 18, 2023

Hiring great staff for your child care is critical to the success of your child care business. Here are five traits to look for when interviewing candidates to find the ones best suited to your daycare!

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Jul 17, 2023

Five Tips to Make Your Summer Camp a Success

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jul 17, 2023

Whether you’ve run a camp every summer for the last 20 years or this is your first time, these five tips will help you run your best program!

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Jul 13, 2023

What is Emergent Curriculum? We Answer Five Questions!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jul 13, 2023

Emergent curriculum is often associated with ECE. We answer five questions about this style of learning in child care centers.

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Jul 10, 2023

Let eDocuments Take the Paper Out of Your Paperwork with Digital Signing, Form Sharing

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 10, 2023

With eDocuments, you can create an electronic signature, format and store documents, all within Procare.

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Jul 3, 2023

Tips for Keeping Kids Safe On the Fourth of July

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jul 3, 2023

Here are some tips to help parents prepare for the Fourth of July, from staving off sunburns to keeping kids safe in the water and around fireworks.

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Jun 30, 2023

10 Best Early Childhood Education Apps for Daycares in 2023

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 30, 2023

Updated for 2023! Here are the best apps for early childhood education, including math and reading apps for daycares and child care centers.

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Jun 27, 2023

Three Tips to Onboard Child Care Teachers

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 27, 2023

Learn three ways to onboard new child care teachers and employees to improve their job satisfaction and keep them as valued staff!

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Jun 23, 2023

Early Childhood Education Assessments: Five Answers to Key Questions

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 23, 2023

Early childhood assessments provide vital information about student progress, inform instructional strategies and identify learning gaps!

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Jun 21, 2023

Want Ideas for Summer Learning? Here’s a Preschool Lesson Plan!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 21, 2023

Check out this preschool lesson plan that's perfect for summer learning!

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Jun 19, 2023

Celebrating Juneteenth: Honoring Black Leaders in ECE and Their Contributions

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 19, 2023

Let's learn more about three Black leaders in ECE who shaped minds, empowered generations and broke down barriers.

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Jun 14, 2023

Five Ways to Teach Emotions to Toddlers

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 14, 2023

Check out these five ways to teach emotions to preschoolers and help support their emotional development!

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Jun 6, 2023

Four Tips to Make Parents Comfortable on the First Day of Preschool

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 6, 2023

Here's how you can make parents feel more comfortable when they drop off their kids at your preschool for the first time.

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May 31, 2023

Daycare Age Ranges: Understanding the Differences

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Procare
Author Procare
May 31, 2023

Let's take a look at the four early childhood age ranges you need to be aware of and appropriate care techniques for each.

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May 18, 2023

Setting the Stage for Learning: Intentional Environments

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Laura Delgado
Author Laura Delgado
May 18, 2023

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May 10, 2023

Recognize Stress, Tackle It and Feel in Greater Control of Your Life!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
May 10, 2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Let's look at ways that child care providers can recognize and deal with stress.

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May 4, 2023

How to Do Preschool Assessments

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Procare
Author Procare
May 4, 2023

Preschool assessments allow you to understand how a child learns best and the optimal ways to support their mental growth.

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Apr 27, 2023

5 Tips to Help Your Child Care Staff Stay Healthy and Active!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Apr 27, 2023

Finding time for child care directors and staff to fit in exercise is difficult. Check out this list of five ideas to keep active.

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Apr 26, 2023

TREND REPORT 2023: How Software Helps Child Care Centers Track Waitlists

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Apr 26, 2023

Proper management of child care waitlists is key in staying fully enrolled. Let's look at how software can help!

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Apr 20, 2023

5 Indoor Exercises for Child Care Classrooms to Keep Kids Active!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Apr 20, 2023

Let's look at five ways to keep kids active in your child care center when there's bad weather and you're stuck inside!

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Apr 13, 2023

Preschool Exercises You Can Use in Your Child Care Center!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Apr 13, 2023

Looking for preschool exercises for your child care center? Check out this list of five ideas to keep your kids active!

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Apr 7, 2023

Toddler Preschool Exercises to Keep Little Ones Active!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Apr 7, 2023

Let's look at 5 toddler exercise activities you can incorporate into your child care center!

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Apr 6, 2023

Tips for Organizing Your Preschool Classroom

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Apr 6, 2023

Spring is a great time to get your preschool classrooms organized. Check out these tips to spruce things up!

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Mar 29, 2023

TREND REPORT 2023: How Child Care Staff Management Can Boost Enrollment

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Mar 29, 2023

At a time when child care programs should be amping up their enrollments, a shortage of staff is directly linked to most programs being under capacity. 

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Mar 29, 2023

Build a Positive Culture for Your Child Care Staff

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Laura Delgado
Author Laura Delgado
Mar 29, 2023

Let’s look at ways to improve child care staff retention by building a positive work environment!

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Mar 7, 2023

Extra Room in Your Center? Take in Extra Kids Over Spring Break!

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Mar 7, 2023

If your child care center has the capacity to take in more students, spring break is a great opportunity to boost enrollment and revenue.

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Feb 15, 2023

How to Prepare Your Daycare For Snow Closures and Keep Parents, Staff Informed

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Feb 15, 2023

Let’s discuss when to call a snow day and four ways to prepare your child care center for snow closures.

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Feb 6, 2023

5 Ways to Emphasize Diversity in Your Child Center’s Classroom

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 6, 2023

Diversity in the classroom not only means understanding that each student brings unique experiences to a classroom, but also exploring these differences to enrich learning. Let’s take a look at five ways to emphasize diversity into your child care center’s classrooms.

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Jan 31, 2023

Fun Daily Schedule Ideas for Preschool Classrooms

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jan 31, 2023

Let's look at some fun daily schedule ideas for your preschool classrooms!

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Jan 18, 2023

Five Sensory Play Ideas for Preschool

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jan 18, 2023

Let's take a look at five fun and educational sensory play ideas for toddlers in your preschool or child care center.

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Dec 28, 2022

Check Out Procare’s Five Most Popular Webinars of 2022!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Dec 28, 2022

In 2022, Procare Solutions' five most popular webinars covered topics ranging from attracting and retaining child care staff to how directors can build a healthy work climate. 

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Dec 20, 2022

The Top Five ‘Child Care Business’ Podcasts of 2022!

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Scott Shelton
Author Scott Shelton
Dec 20, 2022

Childcare staffing and explainers on government policy affecting ECE topped this year's list of the most popular podcasts from Procare!

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Dec 12, 2022

The Year in Review: Procare Solutions Helps Your Child Care Business Thrive! 

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Dec 12, 2022

From offering an easy-to-use digital curriculum to simplifying staff scheduling, #TeamProcare worked hard in 2022 to bring #childcare providers the tools you need!

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Dec 5, 2022

Thirty Years of Growing Together: Listening and Innovating to Support Child Care Centers

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Dec 5, 2022

As #TeamProcare celebrates our 30th anniversary, we remember that we started by listening to the needs of a #childcare provider, a philosophy that remains at the heart of our mission. 

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Dec 2, 2022

Five Tips to Fight Away the Flu and Other Viruses in Your Child Care Center

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Dec 2, 2022

Is your child care center ready for cold and flu season? We have five tips to help!

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Nov 17, 2022

How Procare’s New Programs and Insights Tools Can Grow Your Child Care Business 

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Nov 17, 2022

The Programs and Insights feature from Procare gives administrators more options to create unique schedules to enroll children into more classes and programs! Plus, you get a clear view of your enrollment, staffing needs and open programs. 

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Oct 13, 2022

How to Conduct a Successful Preschool Parent Teacher Conference

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Oct 13, 2022

If you’re looking for ways to increase family engagement at your preschool, consider hosting parent teacher conferences!

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Sep 28, 2022

How to Create a Child Care Center Budget Plan

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 28, 2022

A well-crafted child care budget can make or break a center. Learn how to craft yours with these tips and operate at maximum efficiency.

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Sep 23, 2022

Get More Value With a Procare Desktop Package Solution! 

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Sep 23, 2022

If you're a Procare Desktop customer using Procare on a local machine, you may be missing out on all the great features that Procare releases each month!  

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Sep 16, 2022

Child Care Centers Should Act Fast for ERC Funds, Says Financial Advisor

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Sep 16, 2022

By the end of September, more than half of the money available through the employee retention tax credit program will have been applied for.

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Sep 9, 2022

Yes! There’s an Easier Way to Manage Child Care Subsidies!

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 9, 2022

Simplify your child care center's subsidy process by using subsidy management software.

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Sep 1, 2022

Let Procare Consolidate Your Statements and Billing!

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 1, 2022

Procare Solutions can help you consolidate your child care center's statements and billing, and easily process tuition payments!

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Aug 29, 2022

Tired of Mountains of Paper Daycare Forms? Put Procare’s eDocuments Feature to Work for You!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Aug 29, 2022

Today's parents want to fill out documents online. Procare's eDocuments lets your #childcare center create, send, get signatures and store documents in one place!

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Aug 25, 2022

How Procare Gives You, and Your Families, Confidence in Your Center’s Safety

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Aug 25, 2022

Procare gives your daycare the necessary tools to help parents feel confident in the care you're providing.

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Aug 15, 2022

How Your Child Care Center Can Better Communicate with Families 

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Aug 15, 2022

When early childhood education centers communicate well with parents on their child’s activities, families and your center thrive.

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Aug 10, 2022

Procare Helps You Connect and Engage!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Aug 10, 2022

Procare helps your early childhood education center easily connect with families through our family engagement app. See how easy it is!

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Aug 5, 2022

Procare Helps You Control and Manage Your Classrooms More Effectively 

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Aug 5, 2022

Being in control of your child care center doesn’t mean you need to manually do everything. Let's take a look at how Procare simplifies running your early childhood education program while keeping you in the driver’s seat.

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Jul 20, 2022

How Engaged Are You with Your Employees?

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jul 20, 2022

Asking your employees a handful of simple questions will garner the most complete information to determine how engaged they are.

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Jul 14, 2022

Five Daycare Interview Questions Child Care Providers Should Ask Potential Hires

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 14, 2022

With these 10 questions to ask potential employees, you can learn about each candidate and find a new employee that everyone is excited about.

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Jul 8, 2022

Why Integrated Payment Processing Matters for Child Care Centers   

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 8, 2022

Procare is the only child care center management software with integrated proprietary payment processing!

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Jul 7, 2022

Prepare for Back to School with Procare!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jul 7, 2022

School is starting back up again in no time. Do you feel ready? Make sure teachers, parents and even you are up to date and ready to take on this new year.

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Jun 29, 2022

Registration is Open for The Business of Child Care Customer Conference!

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Jun 29, 2022

Save the date for #TeamProcare's second The Business of Child Care Conference! It's virutal and will include sessions featuring important new product enhancements and how to grow your center while advancing children’s learning.

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Jun 23, 2022

Young Parents Don’t Want to Write Checks

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 23, 2022

Paying by credit or debit card has become the norm, especially for millennials who make up the majority of today's parents.

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Jun 21, 2022

A Guide for Child Care Centers on All Things Summer!

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Jun 21, 2022

No doubt your child care center is all about fun in the sun. Check out this guide to make sure your daycare is ready for summer activities.

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Jun 17, 2022

Why Should Child Care Centers Use Payment Processing? We Answer Five Key Questions!

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 17, 2022

Why do child care centers need digital accounting, bookkeeping and payment software? We answer five questions!

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Jun 3, 2022

Want Ideas for Summer Learning in Your Child Care Center? Check Out This Lesson Plan!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 3, 2022

Looking for ideas for summer learning in your child care center? Check out this fun and educational beach-bag activity that focuses on physical development and more!

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May 20, 2022

Nurturing Cognitive Development in Child Care

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
May 20, 2022

Cognitive development involves how children think, explore and grow. It's vital that your child care center uses a curriculum to nurture it.

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May 10, 2022

New Colorado Law Offers Free Preschool to Families

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
May 10, 2022

A new Colorado law will go into effect in 2023 that will give all 4-year-olds access to 10 hours of preschool a week at no cost to families.

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May 3, 2022

How You Can Support the Teachers in Your Child Care Center Every Day!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
May 3, 2022

It's Teacher Appreciation Week! We have some tips for reducing your teachers' stress year-round!

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May 2, 2022

Procare Early Learning: Cost-Effective Digital Curriculum Designed for Early Childhood Education 

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
May 2, 2022

Learn how a fully digital early childhood education curriculum ensures teachers have everything they need at their fingertips.

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Apr 29, 2022

How Curriculum Designed for Early Childhood Education Benefits Child Care Centers

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Apr 29, 2022

Let's look at how a strong early childhood education curriculum benefits your students and your child care center!

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Apr 11, 2022

Debunking Myths About What Child Care Center Employees Want: A Procare Webinar Recap on ‘The People Factor’

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Apr 11, 2022

When it comes to hiring the best employees, two myths abound: that job candidates ONLY care about incentives and benefits, and about the pay they’ll receive. These things matter, but there's more to hiring and retaining the best staff, says Caroline Jens, founder and is CEO of Child Care Biz Help.

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Mar 18, 2022

Celebrate Spring With These Five Activities!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Mar 18, 2022

It’s time to celebrate with these five fun activities you can do with kids at your child care center to celebrate the changing of the season!

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Mar 11, 2022

Five Activities to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Your Child Care Center

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Mar 11, 2022

We have St. Patrick's Day-themed activities you can do with kids in your child care center. Whether you're looking for outdoorsy excursions or cute crafts, we've got you covered!

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Feb 28, 2022

How to Teach Handwriting at Your Child Care Center: Four Tips to Get You Started

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Feb 28, 2022

Handwriting is a skill that translates beyond what goes on paper. Children who learn to write at a young age achieve higher reading and spelling scores, and learn fine-motor skills. We have four tips to share with you for teaching this valuable skill in your child care center, starting in your infant room!

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Feb 25, 2022

Black Leaders in Early Childhood Education: Learn About Dr. Evangeline Ward

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Feb 25, 2022

provided a foundation of professionalism for educators that continues to guide and motivate child care advocates today.

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Feb 18, 2022

Black Leaders in Early Childhood Education: Learn About Fannie C. Williams

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Feb 18, 2022

Fannie C. Williams spent most of her career in education at New Orleans public schools. There, her achievements included founding nursery school and Kindergarten classes in the early years of the Depression — the first for Black children in the city. 

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Feb 11, 2022

Black Leaders in Early Childhood Education: Learn About Dr. Edmund Gordon

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Feb 11, 2022

Dr. Edmund Gordon's list accomplishments is long. It includes his work in founding the Head Start program, which he undertook in 1956 when President Lyndon B. Johnson commissioned him to help design the Head Start program.

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Jan 25, 2022

Procare Child Care Centers Can Integrate with IntelliKid Systems to Grow Enrollment and Hire Staff!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jan 25, 2022

The new partnership between Procare and IntelliKid Systems, a customer relationship management company, means centers now can access a system to help attract and register new families, as well as tools to help with recruiting staff. It’s a way to maximize enrollment opportunities based on current availability for centers using both platforms. 

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Jan 11, 2022

Nine Ways to Promote Literacy at Your Child Care Center

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jan 11, 2022

Let’s take a look at nine ways to promote literacy in your child care center, from babies to school-age kids!

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Jan 5, 2022

Are Many of Your Staff Out Sick or Quarantined? Procare Can Help!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jan 5, 2022

Child care centers are reeling as many teachers and other staff fall ill to COVID-19. Owners and directors are scrambling to keep the doors open and stay within student-to-staff ratios, all while ensuring a high quality of care. Let’s look at a few tools offered by Procare Solutions that can help!

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Jan 3, 2022

Choosing Goals For Your Child Care Center in 2022

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Jan 3, 2022

The new year is here! What are your plans for your child care center in 2022? We have three ways to set goals and propel your business forward in a meaningful way.

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Dec 28, 2021

How to Make Your Child Care Center More Efficient

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Procare
Author Procare
Dec 28, 2021

Let’s look at five tips to make your child care center more efficient so you can get more done, stress less and enjoy the business you've built!

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Dec 21, 2021

Procare’s Top Five Webinars of the Year!

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Dec 21, 2021

From marketing your child care business to slowing the revolving door of staff turnover, we wrap up our top five webinars of the year!

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Dec 9, 2021

Four Steps to Add Forecasting to Your Child Care Center’s Budget

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Procare
Author Procare
Dec 9, 2021

An accurate financial forecast will help you stick to your budget. When you understand how much money is coming in, you can better regulate how much money goes out, allowing you to manage your business. Let’s take a look at four steps to incorporate forecasting into your child care center’s budget!

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Dec 7, 2021

Inflation Driving Up the Cost of Running Your Child Care Center? It May Be Time To Raise Your Tuition.

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Dec 7, 2021

Due to recent price hikes of everything from food to rent, increasing the tuition at your child care center may be something you must consider. We have four tips to help you share the news of increased fees with your families.

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Dec 6, 2021

Franchise vs. Independent: Four Questions to Help You Decide Before You Open Your Child Care Center

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Dec 6, 2021

Ready to start your own child care business? One of the first things you need to decide is whether you'll open a franchise location or an independent center. We have four questions to help you choose which best suits you and your goals!

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Dec 1, 2021

The Omicron Variant Could Mean Changes to Your Child Care Center’s Mask Policy. Here Are Three Things Not to Do When Implementing a New Rule.

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Dec 1, 2021

The emergence of Omicron, coronavirus variant could mean changes to your child care center's mask policy. Here are three things you should NOT do when sharing rule changes with the families you serve.

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Nov 29, 2021

Seven Holiday Gift Ideas For Your Daycare Staff

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 29, 2021

Every employee wants to feel valued. One of the easiest ways to make them feel this way is to give them a holiday gift! We have seven ideas for gifts that show how much you appreciate your child care center staff.

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Nov 23, 2021

Is a Dependent Care Flexible Savings Plan Right For Your Family?

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Nov 23, 2021

Here's a quick overview to see if a dependent care flexible-savings account could be a good fit for parents of the kids in your care!

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Nov 22, 2021

How the Build Back Better Plan Would Affect Child Care Centers

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Nov 22, 2021

The Build Back Better plan being considered by Congress includes $390 billion to cut child care costs for many families and provide free preschool for all children in America.  Let’s take a look at how it could affect your child care center, if implemented.

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Nov 17, 2021

Thinking of Starting Your Own Child Care Business? Let’s Look at Six Programs You Can Launch!

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 17, 2021

Let's take a look at six programs to consider if you're ready to open your own child care business!

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Nov 16, 2021

Seven Questions to Ask During a Child Care Software Demo

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Nov 16, 2021

Considering buying software for your child care center?. Let's take a look at seven questions you should ask during a demo.

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Nov 8, 2021

Five Gobbly Good Turkey Crafts, Each With a Different Learning Focus, for Your Preschoolers

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Nov 8, 2021

If you’re looking for some fresh turkey-themed crafts for your preschoolers, check out these five gobbly good ideas that each promote a different learning objective!

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Nov 2, 2021

Advice from a CPA for Child Care Providers About the Employee Retention Tax Credit

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 2, 2021

Audra Wilson-Russell, a certified public accountant, answers questions about how the employee retention tax credit can be used for child care center owners.

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Nov 1, 2021

How to Incorporate Election Day Into Your Classrooms

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Nov 1, 2021

Election Day is coming up in many places, which means it’s a great time to focus on the concepts of voting and encourage children to be curious about what is happening in their communities and country. Here are five election-themed activities for your child care center that also would be great for a before and after care program in schools!

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Oct 27, 2021

Tips on How Your Child Care Center Can Better Connect with Parents

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Oct 27, 2021

Finding ways for parents to participate in your center is important, but working to truly connect with them is just as vital. Creating a strong connection is essential to the success of your child care business. Let’s explore five ways to build real, business-boosting relationships with your customers!

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Oct 26, 2021

Contactless Check-in For Families and Staff Remains Essential to the Safety of Your Child Care Center

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 26, 2021

Using QR codes and/or GPS technology gives you a completely touch-free check-in and check-out process for your child care center. Let’s take a look at how Procare's contactless technology benefits both your families and your staff while reducing the time you spend on administrative tasks.

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Oct 25, 2021

Why Child Care Businesses Thrive with Systems for Operations and Management: A Procare Webinar Recap

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Oct 25, 2021

Employees at your child care center will come and go, but the systems you put in place stay and will lead to your success. Let's look at some tips shared by industry expert Andrea Dickerson in this Procare webinar recap!

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Oct 21, 2021

Five Tips to Fight Away the Flu in Your Child Care Center

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Oct 21, 2021

Is your child care center ready for cold and flu season? We have five tips to help!

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Oct 14, 2021

Staff Evaluations Coming Up? We Have Tips and a Template to Help!

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 14, 2021

We'll walk you through everything you need to know about child care staff evaluation: what it’s for, why it’s important and what you’ll need to include. And we'll give you a free evaluation template!

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Oct 13, 2021

Five Ways to Increase Parent Participation at Your School or Daycare

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Oct 13, 2021

Parent participation in child care centers and schools leads to higher academic success, improved child behavior and it pays off in the success of your business. Let's take a look at five ways to get more parents involved.

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Oct 11, 2021

Thriving Through Multiple ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Crises: A Procare Podcast Recap

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Oct 11, 2021

Paula Polito navigated the loss of her house and severe damage to her daycare during Hurricane Katrina and now she's weathering the COVID-19 pandemic. Her resilient spirit, business acumen and focus on culture have helped her business survive. Learn more about her story in this Procare podcast recap!

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Oct 7, 2021

Registration is on the Horizon for Next Year’s After School Programs: How Parent Engagement Tools Can Help

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 7, 2021

Registration is coming up for before and after school programs at your district! Let’s take a look at the relationship between parent engagement and the success of after school programs, and at some ways to encourage parent engagement.

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Oct 6, 2021

Seven Ways to Help Your Staff Be Less Stressed

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 6, 2021

Let’s take a look at seven ways to help you and your staff avoid burnout and fully enjoy your work with children.

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Oct 4, 2021

Five Tips to Improve Your Child Care Center Tours

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 4, 2021

Tours of your child care center are the first impression parents get of your business. Let’s take a look at five tips to improve your tours, connect with parents on a deeper level and grow enrollment.

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Sep 30, 2021

Health Insurance for Your Staff: How to Get It and What’s Different This Year

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Sep 30, 2021

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins in one month. Options are more affordable this year than in in the past, and COVID-19 stimulus money is available to help you fund health care offerings for your child care center staff.

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Sep 27, 2021

Women Are Leaving the Workforce: What Does That Mean for Child Care Centers?

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Sep 27, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has spurred many women to leave the workforce to care for their children. Let's take a look at what that means for families and for your child care center.

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Sep 22, 2021

Eight Fall Activities For Preschoolers

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Sep 22, 2021

Check out these eight ideas to celebrate fall in your preschool classrooms, from leaf mazes to nature-themed treasure hunts.

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Sep 21, 2021

Running Your Business So It Doesn’t Run You: A Webinar Recap

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Sep 21, 2021

Setting boundaries and implementing strategies to maximize your income are vital to growing your business, says Kris Murray, president of the Child Care Success Company. Let’s take a look at her four-step process to help you become a more productive leader in any early childhood education environment.

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Sep 20, 2021

Resilience, Time Management and How Coaching Can Change Everything: A Procare Podcast Recap

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Sep 20, 2021

Evelyn Knight came so close to bankruptcy that she had an eviction notice on the door of her child care center. Now she owns multiple centers and coaches other centers on how to improve their businesses. Check out this podcast recap, in which she talks about the importance of time management and how coaching works.

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Sep 15, 2021

A Checklist to Help Parents Keep Kids Healthy As COVID-19 Variants Spread

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 15, 2021

The emergence and spread of coronavirus variants means we must continue to acknowledge that schools and child care centers don't look or feel the same as pre-pandemic. Let’s take a look at how you can help your families with a checklist that covers everything from basic school supplies and hygiene products.

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Sep 14, 2021

Is Preschool a Good Fit for Your Child?

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 14, 2021

Thinking of enrolling your little one in a preschool program, either later this year or next school year? Let’s take a look at some questions to consider as you make this decision!

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Sep 9, 2021

Addressing Challenges in Out-Of-School Time Programs: We Answer Three Key Questions

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Sep 9, 2021

Finding staff, dealing with parents' work schedules and collecting tuition are three key challenges faced by schools in their before care and after care programs. Two leaders in OST programs give their advice on navigating these challenges.

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Sep 7, 2021

Grandparents Day is Almost Here! Let’s Take a Look at Crafts and Other Ways to Celebrate in Your Child Care Center

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Sep 7, 2021

Grandparents Day is Sunday! Planning crafts and activities with the kids in your care to honor their grandparents will make them happy and their grandparents will be delighted to get a thoughtful, handmade gift. Let’s look at some ways to incorporate this holiday into your child care center’s day!

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Sep 1, 2021

Staff Management Tips For Your Child Care Center

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 1, 2021

The results of effective staff management include happier employees, offering better services and making your child care business more profitable. Let’s take a look at some tips to manage your team!

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Aug 31, 2021

How School Choice Impacts the Child Care Industry

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 31, 2021

School choice is a complex topic that seeps into the child care industry. Let’s take a closer look at what it is, including where it's available, why the movement is picking up steam, the different types of school choice options and how it could impact your child care business.

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Aug 30, 2021

Top Five Cash Flow Management Tips for Child Care Providers

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Aug 30, 2021

Audra Wilson-Russell, an accountant who specializes in helping child care providers, shares tips on creating and tracking cash flow projections, using accounting technology and implementing strategies to increase net profit.

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Aug 26, 2021

Ten Skills Your Center Needs to Support Early Childhood Learning

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Aug 26, 2021

Let’s take a look at the 10 most important skills that child care centers, preschools and early learning programs need to run a high-quality program and why these skills are critical for program success. 

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Aug 25, 2021

Going Beyond Fingerprinting — Why Expanded Background Checks are Important in Child Care: A Business of Child Care Conference Session Recap

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Aug 25, 2021

It's not the best message to tell parents that you did the bare minimum of what is legally required for background-checking your staff; a better message is that you did all that is required, and then explain the extra steps you took. Here's how to run the most thorough checks you can on applicants and current employees at your child care center.

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Aug 24, 2021

Five Signs Your Employee Might Be Ready For A Promotion

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 24, 2021

Knowing when your employee is ready to take on more responsibility is the key to determining whether he or she should be promoted. Let's take a look at five signs that could show an employee at your child care center could ready for a new role!

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Aug 23, 2021

How to Stop (or At Least Slow!) the Revolving Door of ECE Staff: A Webinar Recap

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Aug 23, 2021

Tony D’Agostino, founder and chief executive officer of Inspire! Care 360, gave several tips for keeping current employees happy and finding new staff that will fit into the culture of your child care center in a Procare-sponsored webinar.

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Aug 19, 2021

How Curriculum Impacts the Retention of Teachers and Families: A Procare Business of Child Care Conference Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 19, 2021

Curriculum has a direct impact on enrollment and staffing. And if teachers are struggling to effectively implement the curriculum you've chosen for your child care center, it may be time to take a close look at ways you can train and support your staff.

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Aug 18, 2021

Preschool Classroom Ideas for Intentional Educators

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Aug 18, 2021

Planning ahead to set up your classroom to facilitate kids’ curiosity, exploration and play will help you stay organized, encourage independence and make the most of the educational opportunities at your child care center. Check out these six tips on how you can develop your classroom design and organization for intentional education.

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Aug 17, 2021

Yep, it’s Already Time to Start Planning Summer Camp. Learn How Procare Can Make it Easier!

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 17, 2021

If you’re still relying on clunky methods to organize your camps — such as spreadsheets, stacks of handwritten forms that you must enter into your system and paper sign-in and sign-out sheets — now is a good time to assess how software could help. By putting time-saving features in place now, you’ll have can properly test them and train your staff, perhaps at camps you hold over winter and spring breaks, before summer camp kicks off!

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Aug 12, 2021

The Procare Guide to Opening a Church Daycare

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Aug 12, 2021

Opening a daycare inside your church is a big commitment, both in time and financial investment. Here are some things for you to consider.

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Aug 11, 2021

Mask Rules are Changing Again. Here’s How to Keep Your Families Informed.

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Aug 11, 2021

Over the summer, many child care centers relaxed their rules on wearing masks. But the Delta variant has as thrown a wrench into many plans to return to normalcy. Here are some tips for letting families know about changes to your policies on masks.

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Aug 10, 2021

Newest Procare Trend Report on Child Care Attendance During the Pandemic Shows Reopenings Nationwide, State by State

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 10, 2021

Procare Solutions has been researching and issuing regular industry trend reports to glean new information and insights into how child care centers across the country are beginning to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out our July data now!

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Aug 9, 2021

Engaging with Families from Interest to Enrollment: A Business of Child Care Session Recap

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Aug 9, 2021

Lisa Henkel of ChildcareCRM outlined the three key milestones in the child care enrollment process: your initial response after a parent inquires for care, completing a tour with a prospective family and registering children or adding them to your center’s waitlist. Check out her tips on turning prospective clients into enrolled families!

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Aug 4, 2021

Why Child Care is Important for Parents

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 4, 2021

Access to reliable, affordable and quality child care makes a meaningful difference in the lives of working moms and dads. Let's take a look at how to choose a great child care provider.

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Aug 2, 2021

Tell Your Story To Market Your Daycare: A Business of Child Care Conference Session Recap

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Aug 2, 2021

Jared Hall, founder and CEO of IntelliKids Systems, shares some tips to create a strategic approach to branding to drive enrollment at your child care center.

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Jul 29, 2021

Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience: A Recap of the Keynote Speaker from The Business of Child Care Conference

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jul 29, 2021

At Procare Solution’s The Business of Child Care Conference on July 21, keynote speaker Dr. Aditi Nerurkar shared some strategies to help deal with stress, burnout and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Jul 28, 2021

The Business of Child Care Conference Brings Together Thousands of Procare Customers for Learning, Insights from Experts

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 28, 2021

The Business of Child Care virtual conference was a packed half day of 36 sessions designed to help our Procare family get the most value from Procare software, as well as learn the latest strategies and tools to run their child care business more efficiently.

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Jul 27, 2021

How to Prepare a Daycare Business Plan

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 27, 2021

Building a successful daycare business takes more than passion — you'll also need a business plan. Let’s take a look at five steps you can take to create a plan to get your child care center off the ground.

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Jul 26, 2021

Going For the Gold! Big Blue Marble Academy Puts Olympics in Its Summer Curriculum

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jul 26, 2021

The summer Olympics are here! And students at Big Blue Marble Academy child care centers have been learning about the games, and the countries participating, all summer.

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Jul 22, 2021

How To Build a Strong Organizational Culture in Your Child Care Center

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Jul 22, 2021

Organizational culture is how and why your child care center does what it does. Here are seven steps to help you build the culture that will make your business successful.

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Jul 21, 2021

Mask Rule Changes: How to Communicate With Families

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 21, 2021

When changing rules on whether masks are required in your child care center, it's important to keep your families informed. We share five tips you can use to effectively share such changes about mask requirements with your customers.

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Jul 19, 2021

How Automating Your Child Care Center Saves You Time and Money: A Webinar Recap

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jul 19, 2021

Automated software can save child care providers between roughly 60 and 80 hours a month. Learn how in this recap of a webinar by industry expert Monique Reynolds.

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Jul 15, 2021

Venmo Fees Are Increasing. Let Tuition Express Give You More Bang For Your Buck And Simplify Your Payment Processing

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 15, 2021

Venmo fees are rising. It may be time to think about switching to Tuition Express, the easiest and safest child care billing software – it's cost effective and helps you manage your business.

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Jul 15, 2021

What Questions to Ask a Daycare Provider

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 15, 2021

We've compiled a list of 12 questions to ask a daycare provider before you enroll your kids to make sure it's the right fit for your family.

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Jul 12, 2021

Early Childhood Education Career Guide

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 12, 2021

Early childhood education is a career field that has seen, and will continue to see, tremendous growth. We have some tips to consider for those considering this career path.

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Jul 8, 2021

Tips to Keep Kids Busy Inside on Hot Days

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Courtney McGann
Author Courtney McGann
Jul 8, 2021

Check out this list of child care activities to keep kids happy and busy inside when it's too hot to play outside.

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Jul 7, 2021

What the Parent Engagement App Can Do for Your Center — A Webinar Recap

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jul 7, 2021

Procare’s Parent Engagement app serves parents by keeping them informed of what their kids are doing, and helps child care centers run more efficiently.

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Jul 6, 2021

Download a Free Procare Template to Help Create Your Child Care Emergency Plan

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 6, 2021

Preparing ahead of time gives you valuable insight into how best to handle an emergency. To help do that, Procare has created a downloadable child care emergency contact template that you can use at your center.

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Jun 30, 2021

Four Things to Know When Marketing to Millennial Parents

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 30, 2021

Text messaging, push notifications and social media are the way to go if you want to communicate with millennials.

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Jun 29, 2021

Procare Desktop Feature Allows Centers to Track Health of Employees, as well as Logging Children’s Checks

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 29, 2021

Health Check Extra allows health screening questions answered by child center employees to be imported directly into Procare Desktop software.

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Jun 24, 2021

The Communication Skills You Need When There’s a Crisis at Your Center: a Webinar Recap

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 24, 2021

Jason Russell, a former Secret Service agent and founder of Secure Education Consultants, describes the importance of having a plan in place for a crisis at your child care center and ways you can manage a negative situation.

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Jun 23, 2021

The Requirements for Opening a Daycare — Licenses, Certifications and Permits

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 23, 2021

Child care centers must comply with licensing rules and other regulations, from child-to-teacher ratios to food requirements.

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Jun 21, 2021

How to Find, and Keep, the Best Staff for Your Child Care Center: A Webinar Recap

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Leah Woodbury
Author Leah Woodbury
Jun 21, 2021

For more than 20 years, Beth Cannon has trained owners of early education centers on running their businesses And what’s key on the minds of those owners these days is finding, and keeping, great staff.

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Jun 17, 2021

12 Common Pitfalls to Avoid when Opening a Daycare

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 17, 2021

We focus on some of the pitfalls that you should avoid when opening a daycare business.

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Jun 16, 2021

How to Identify Trauma in a Child and What To Do Next

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 16, 2021

Learn not only how to identify trauma in a child, but how best to navigate an incident to ensure everyone in your child care center is in a safe place.

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Jun 15, 2021

Educational Child Care Activities to Accelerate Early Learning

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 15, 2021

Looking for out-of-the-box child care activities? Look no further! Our list of fun educational activities will help you make learning fun.

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Jun 10, 2021

First Day of Daycare: What to Expect

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 10, 2021

Nervous about the first day of daycare? We've got you! In this article, we'll give you 10 tips to help ease your child's transition into daycare and make sure their first day goes as well as it possibly can.

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Jun 9, 2021

10 Tips for Dealing with Quarantine Fatigue

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 9, 2021

Read our 10 tips for dealing with quarantine fatigue. Procare wants to make sure you know how to handle this fatigue and prioritize self care. Learn more.

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Jun 8, 2021

Never Ask “Where Did the Day Go?” Again with These Child Care Time Management Strategies – Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 8, 2021

If you’ve ever told yourself you’d get more done if only there were “more hours in the day,” this webinar is for you.

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Jun 7, 2021

How Biden’s American Families Plan Affects Child Care Providers

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 7, 2021

Now that the Biden administration has brought the American Families Plan up for signature, it’s time to learn what that means for child care providers.

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Jun 2, 2021

What to Include on Your Child Care Website

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 2, 2021

Your child care website is one of the most important assets you have as a child care provider. Here's what to include!

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Jun 1, 2021

How to Promote Self-regulation in Child Development

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 1, 2021

Learn to promote self-regulation for child development today. Our tips and activities will help you develop a self-regulation program for children in your care.

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May 27, 2021

Practicing and Teaching Good Hygiene in Child Care: Why It Matters

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Procare
Author Procare
May 27, 2021

The importance of hygiene in child care: Learn best practices around hand washing, food sanitation and more for your daycare.

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May 26, 2021

Child Care Success Tools: 10 Ways to Improve Your Center

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Procare
Author Procare
May 26, 2021

Are you looking for child care success tools to help your business grow? Our tips provide resources for you to help improve your center. Learn more today.

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May 25, 2021

Stress Management in Child Care

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Procare
Author Procare
May 25, 2021

Learn how to implement stress management in child care centers. Our helpful tips will help you alleviate stress for administrators, teachers and children.

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May 24, 2021

Health Screenings for Child Care – Best Practices

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Procare
Author Procare
May 24, 2021

Health screenings for child care: How to schedule screenings, what to screen for and how to keep children and teachers safe in child care. Learn more today.

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May 20, 2021

Creating Your Child Care Registration Form – Plus Free Template

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Procare
Author Procare
May 20, 2021

Optimized registration forms not only help you gather child information more effectively, they can become a foundational tool for staff at your center.

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May 19, 2021

Child Care Marketing: How to Increase Revenue at Your Center

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Procare
Author Procare
May 19, 2021

Child Care Marketing: Increase revenue in your center using these easy-to-implement marketing tactics.

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May 17, 2021

12 Unique Daycare Business Ideas You’ll Love

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Procare
Author Procare
May 17, 2021

Looking for daycare business ideas? Procare has a full list of unique ideas to help you start or grow your daycare business today.

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May 12, 2021

Daycare & Preschool Daily Report Template and Tips

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Procare
Author Procare
May 12, 2021

Daycare daily report sheets help you build stronger connections with the families you serve. Get our daily report template and tips today.

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May 11, 2021

Daycare vs. Preschool – What’s the Difference?

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Procare
Author Procare
May 11, 2021

Daycare vs. preschool: Do you know the difference? Discover the characteristics of each and find out what makes them different in this guide.

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May 10, 2021

Coming July 21st: The Business of Child Care Conference

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Procare
Author Procare
May 10, 2021

Join us for The Business of Child Care Conference on July 21, 2021.

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May 6, 2021

Child Care Pricing Myths Shattered: Secrets to Confidently Charging What You’re Worth – Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
May 6, 2021

Learn strategies to raise child care rates by effectively communicating your value.

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May 5, 2021

Child Care Staff Evaluation Tips & Assessment Template

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Procare
Author Procare
May 5, 2021

Providing the best child care starts with your staff. Come learn how to evaluate your staff and craft comprehensive evaluation forms. Download a free template today!

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May 4, 2021

How to Attract Parents to Your Child Care Center

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Procare
Author Procare
May 4, 2021

In this article, we share 10 marketing tips to help you attract parents and other caretakers and grow your business.

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May 3, 2021

The Importance of Play in Child Care

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Procare
Author Procare
May 3, 2021

We look at the importance of play and why you should make time in your child care schedule for kids to create, imagine and interact with each other.

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Apr 29, 2021

8 Ways to Give Thanks to Child Care Providers On National Provider Appreciation Day

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 29, 2021

In this post, we outline eight ways you can recognize child care providers on National Provider Appreciate Day.

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Apr 27, 2021

Owning a Child Care Business: What to Expect

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 27, 2021

Are you wondering what to expect by owning a daycare? Learn about costs, requirements, regulations and more in our out guide to owning a daycare.

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Apr 22, 2021

100 Must-Have Daycare Supplies & Equipment

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 22, 2021

In this comprehensive checklist, we’ve outlined 100 of the most important daycare supplies you should consider for your center.

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Apr 20, 2021

Child Care Marketing: Our Approach

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 20, 2021

One of the best ways to help more children and grow your center is through a strong marketing effort. Come learn about our approach and use it to grow your business.

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Apr 19, 2021

10 Early Childhood Behavior Management Strategies

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 19, 2021

Running into behavior issues with your students? Here are 10 strategies that will fix the behavior and also promote positive behaviors.

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Apr 15, 2021

How to Make a Child Care Portfolio

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 15, 2021

Trying to put together the best child care portfolio for your students? Learn how to do it right and keep both parents and students engaged and happy.

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Apr 14, 2021

12 Preschool Classroom Management Strategies to Support Learning

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 14, 2021

Classroom management strategies and techniques can help toddlers and preschoolers learn more effectively.

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Apr 13, 2021

New Jersey Child Care Licensing: Starting Your Center

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 13, 2021

Looking to open a child care business in New Jersey? This New Jersey child care licensing guide will give you the most important information so you can get started.

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Apr 12, 2021

Child Care Emergency Form Tips & Template

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 12, 2021

Trying to put together emergency forms for your child care center? Come learn what needs to be included and use our free template as a guide!

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Apr 6, 2021

Michigan Child Care Licensing: Your Go-To Guide

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 6, 2021

Looking to open a child care business in Michigan? Procare’s Michigan child care licensing guide will give you the most important information so you can get started.

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Apr 5, 2021

17 Ways to Celebrate “Week of the Young Child”

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 5, 2021

If you’re looking for ways to get involved in the Week of the Young Child, here are some ideas in line with NAEYC’s daily themes.

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Apr 1, 2021

Virginia Child Care Licensing: Starting Your Center

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 1, 2021

Looking to open a child care business in Virginia? Procare’s Virginia child care licensing guide will give you the most important information so you can get started.

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Mar 31, 2021

Risk Management for Child Care Centers

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 31, 2021

Alleviate worry and grow your child care center with successful risk management. Identify and solve common sources of risk and make your center a clear choice for parents.

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Mar 30, 2021

Georgia Child Care Licensing: Your Go-To Guide

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 30, 2021

Looking to open a child care business in Georgia? Procare’s Georgia child care licensing guide will give you the most important information so you can get started.

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Mar 29, 2021

Loans and Grants For Child Care Centers: What Are Your Options?

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 29, 2021

Keep reading to learn about five available financial aid options available to child care businesses and how to decide which is best for you.

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Mar 25, 2021

New York Child Care Licensing: Starting Your Center

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 25, 2021

Looking to start a child care business in New York? Procare’s New York child care licensing guide will give you the most important information so you can get started.

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Mar 24, 2021

Child Care Philosophy: Why It Matters & How To Define Yours

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 24, 2021

How do you leave your mark on the world through child care? Establish a vision with your own child care philosophy. Learn why this is so important.

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Mar 22, 2021

10 Low-Cost Ways to Market Your Child Care Business

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 22, 2021

Marketing your child care center doesn't have to be expensive - these 10 tips are great, low-cost ways to promote your business.

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Mar 18, 2021

Colorado Child Care Licensing: Starting Your Center

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 18, 2021

Looking to start a child care business in Colorado? Procare’s Colorado child care licensing guide will give you the most important information so you can get started.

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Mar 17, 2021

How to Start a Daycare in 2021

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 17, 2021

Times are changing, but child care remains a priority need in 2021. Come learn how to fill this need and answer the question, “How do I start a daycare center?”

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Mar 16, 2021

North Carolina Child Care Licensing: Your Go-To Guide

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 16, 2021

Looking to start a child care business in North Carolina? Procare’s North Carolina child care licensing guide will give you the information you need to get started.

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Mar 15, 2021

Indoor and Outdoor Safety Checklist for Child Care Centers and Preschools

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 15, 2021

Parents want to guarantee their child's safety at child care. Here's a handy safety checklist for use at daycares and preschools.

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Mar 11, 2021

Pennsylvania Child Care Licensing: Your Go-To Guide

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 11, 2021

Looking to start a child care business in Pennsylvania? Procare’s Pennsylvania child care licensing guide will give you the most important information so you can get started.

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Mar 10, 2021

Illinois Child Care Licensing: Your Go-To Guide

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 10, 2021

Looking to start a child care business in Illinois? Procare’s Illinois child care licensing guide will give you the most important information so you can get started.

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Mar 9, 2021

How to Make a Daycare Enrollment Form

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 9, 2021

Learn how you can make the most of your daycare enrollment forms. We’ll show you the best way collect data about children and their families, supply parents with the most current information about your center, and ensure a smooth transition into the child care environment.

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Mar 8, 2021

Child Care 2020 Year in Review

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 8, 2021

What a year. Learn how 2020 impacted the child care industry with stats, trends, and insights from Procare. Let’s take one look back before heading into 2021.

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Mar 5, 2021

8 Benefits of Daycare for Infants and Toddlers

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 5, 2021

For children, parents and even staff, high-quality child care can lead to lifelong benefits. Read on to learn more.

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Mar 4, 2021

Looking Forward: Child Care in 2021

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 4, 2021

Child care is evolving and changing with the world around it. What challenges can be expected? How can you move forward? Let’s look to the future together.

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Mar 3, 2021

Creating Your Daycare Fee Structure

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 3, 2021

Structure your daycare fees in a manner that works for everyone involved. Visit Procare today to learn how to be transparent, consistent and profitable.

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Mar 1, 2021

8 Daycare Security Measures You Need to Take

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 1, 2021

Security measures are an essential requirement for daycare centers. Find out which of these are the most important and will ensure safety.

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Feb 26, 2021

7 Daycare Center Expenses: Learn What it Costs to Start Your Own Child Care Business

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 26, 2021

Running a daycare center can be costly. Let's look at the most common expenses and learn how to navigate these in order to get the most value in return.

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Feb 25, 2021

How to Decorate a Daycare Center

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 25, 2021

Create an atmosphere that children and staff will both love. With these day care center decoration ideas you’ll be able to do just that.

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Feb 24, 2021

Federal Reserve Disruption to Payment Services – Will it Affect My Payment Processing?

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 24, 2021

On Feb. 24, the Federal Reserve experienced a disruption in payment services that execute millions of financial transactions. Here’s what you need to know.

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Feb 24, 2021

Our 7 Best Tips for Customer Retention in Child Care

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 24, 2021

Retention is essential. Families and staff alike need to stay around in order for your center to grow. Learn how to create the best environment to enable this.

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Feb 23, 2021

Marketing Your Child Care Center in 2021 – Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 23, 2021

Marketing Your Child Care Center in 2021 – Webinar Recap

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Feb 22, 2021

25 Questions for Daycare Providers to Ask Parents About Their Child

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 22, 2021

Interviews go both ways. This guide offers a number of standard and open-ended questions to as parents about their child and preferences.

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Feb 19, 2021

Here’s How Much to Charge for Child Care

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 19, 2021

Competitive pricing can lay the groundwork for a successful child care business. Learn how much to charge for child care with this helpful guide from Procare.

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Feb 16, 2021

Child Care Technology Your Center Needs

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 16, 2021

Technology continues to accelerate and impact the world around us. Come learn what child care technology your center needs for 2021.

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Feb 16, 2021

Child Care Nutrition Standards: What You Need to Know

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 16, 2021

The health of our children is more important than ever. Learn what child care nutrition standards are in place for and how to incorporate them.

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Feb 15, 2021

25 Daycare Questions Parents Ask

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 15, 2021

Discover the top 25 questions parents ask prospective daycare and child care centers, and our tips for being ready to give an impressive response.

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Feb 12, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to SEO For Daycare Centers

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 12, 2021

SEO plays a big role in helping prospective customers find your center. Keep reading to learn how you can leverage SEO to grow your daycare business.

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Feb 8, 2021

6 Budget-Friendly Marketing Ideas for Your Child Care Business

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 8, 2021

Learn 6 ways to market your child care center without breaking your bank including social media marketing and creating an interactive attractive website.

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Feb 5, 2021

Boost Enrollment by Marketing Your Contactless Check-In Offering

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 5, 2021

Contactless check-in adds a valuable layer of safety and can help increase enrollment numbers in your child care center today. Learn more.

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Feb 2, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program – Latest Updates for Child Care Centers

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 2, 2021

Find differences between the April 2020 and January 2021 small business Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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Feb 1, 2021

Child Care Businesses Participating in CACFP Program May Have Access to Additional Funds

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 1, 2021

The CACFP Emergency Operational Cost Reimbursement Program is intended to help child care businesses recoup operating costs incurred during the pandemic.

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Jan 27, 2021

15 Signs of a Great Child Care Center

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 27, 2021

Learn what a great child care center looks like to both kids and parents alike and how this can impact your business.

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Jan 25, 2021

How to Create a Child Care Center Budget Plan

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 25, 2021

A well-crafted child care budget can make or break a center. Learn how to craft yours with these tips and operate at maximum efficiency.

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Jan 22, 2021

How to Make Your Child Care Center Fun

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 22, 2021

If learning isn’t fun, child engagement will decline and your center may be impacted. Making learning fun is essential and these steps will help make this a reality.

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Jan 19, 2021

6 Child Care Forms You Need & How to Maximize their Impact

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 19, 2021

Child care forms can be frustrating. Maximize the impact of yours with these tips from Procare.

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Jan 14, 2021

2021 State of the Industry [HINGE Brokers] – Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 14, 2021

With 2020 in the rearview window, the child care industry is continuing to recover. Here are predictions for 2021.

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Jan 13, 2021

How to Optimize the Design of Your Child Care Building

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 13, 2021

There are many factors at play in child care that influence child development. Even the design of your child care center plays a part. Learn more today.

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Jan 12, 2021

Rebuilding Your Child Care Business: Technology Makes it Possible – Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 12, 2021

Discover five steps to help child care businesses set up business automation software at their centers. Read more in our latest blog post.

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Jan 6, 2021

11 Daycare Lesson Planning Tips

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 6, 2021

Lesson planning takes time, energy, and finesse to execute. These tips will help you create effective plans and make efficient use of your time.

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Dec 30, 2020

Child Care Providers Predict Recovery on the Way in 2021

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Procare
Author Procare
Dec 30, 2020

The majority of child care businesses surveyed expect their business to grow in 2021. Close to 70 percent indicated they saw their business growing in 2021.

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Dec 28, 2020

New COVID Relief Package Includes Funding to Support the Child Care Industry

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Procare
Author Procare
Dec 28, 2020

There’s help on the way for child care businesses struggling with the challenges presented by COVID-19.

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Dec 22, 2020

Managing Safety & Security at Your Center in a COVID World – Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Dec 22, 2020

Learn about some of the key emerging threats in today’s child care environment and ways to de-escalate the situation when it becomes heated.

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Dec 20, 2020

Child Care Curriculum Guide

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Procare
Author Procare
Dec 20, 2020

Developing a curriculum for students will keep your students and center on track. In this guide, we will cover definitions, planning, and more. Let’s get started.

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Dec 16, 2020

Looking Back to Look Ahead: Surviving 2020 and Thriving in 2021

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Procare
Author Procare
Dec 16, 2020

2020 challenged the child care industry in ways we never imagined. Faced with an unprecedented pandemic, we had to act quickly. Read ahead for 2021 outlook.

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Dec 14, 2020

Checklist: Get Your Child Care Business Finances Ready for 2021

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Procare
Author Procare
Dec 14, 2020

Save our checklist and get your child care business finances ready for the new year. Find time tips and tricks to help manage your child care finances.

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Dec 3, 2020

10 Traits of an Amazing Early Childhood Educator

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Procare
Author Procare
Dec 3, 2020

As a child care educator, you work with children of many ages and from many different backgrounds. Discover 10 traits of an amazing early childhood educator.

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Dec 1, 2020

California Child Care Licensing: Your Go-To Guide

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Procare
Author Procare
Dec 1, 2020

Looking to start a child care business in California? Procare’s child care licensing guide will give you the most important information so you can get started.

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Nov 30, 2020

7 Types of Child Care Programs You Can Start

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 30, 2020

Child care is diverse and full of options. Understand what types of child care exist and which is best suited for you.

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Nov 23, 2020

5 Child Care Positions and Roles Your Center Needs

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 23, 2020

Knowing which child care positions need to be filled is key for a well-run center. Learn more about these positions and what role they play so you are set for success.

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Nov 18, 2020

Florida Child Care Licensing: Your Go-To Guide

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 18, 2020

Looking to start a child care business in Florida? Procare’s Florida child care licensing guide will give you the most important information so you can get started.

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Nov 17, 2020

Texas Daycare Licensing Regulations: Your Go-To Guide

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 17, 2020

Looking to start a child care business in Texas? Procare’s Texas daycare licensing guide will give you the most important information.

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Nov 16, 2020

Accommodate Easier At-Home Learning with Lesson Plan Sharing

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 16, 2020

Easily share lesson plans with parents through a robust child care app.

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Nov 11, 2020

Ideal Staff-to-Child Ratio in Child Care

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 11, 2020

Find the right balance between staff and children for your child care center. Learn how to implement the ideal staff-to-child ratio and the benefits this brings.

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Nov 5, 2020

Importance of Transparency in Your Child Care Center

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 5, 2020

Transparency is an essential value of any reputable child care program. Come learn why it’s so important and what tools exist for its implementation.

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Nov 3, 2020

How Hybrid Schooling Impacts Child Care

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 3, 2020

Hybrid schooling is on the rise and it is important to know how it affects you. Come read and find out how it will impact you and child care moving forward.

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Nov 2, 2020

Safeguarding Your Child Care Center Against Cyberattacks: Password Guide

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 2, 2020

In this handy guide, we provide tips your child care business can use to safeguard your organization.

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Oct 29, 2020

Child Care Business Hacks to Navigate a Down Economy-Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 29, 2020

Child Care Business Hacks to Navigate a Down Economy: Webinar Recap

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Oct 26, 2020

Support the Safety of Your Center with a Check-in Questionnaire

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 26, 2020

Incorporate health questions into your contactless check-in process to support the safety of your center.

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Oct 22, 2020

How to Increase Enrollment in Child Care: 10 Winning Strategies

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 22, 2020

Increasing child care enrollment is essential for having a successful program. Come discover best practices and helpful tools that will help you accomplish this.

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Oct 21, 2020

10 Parent Communication Strategies in Child Care

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 21, 2020

Communication with parents is vital for maintaining and growing your child care center. Check out these 10 strategies to create the best experience possible.

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Oct 20, 2020

Boosting Enrollment When Your ECE Program Needs it Most: Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 20, 2020

Boosting Enrollment When Your ECE Program Needs it Most: Webinar Recap

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Oct 15, 2020

How Do Parents Choose Child Care?

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 15, 2020

Parents have many considerations when choosing the best child care solution. Find out what they’re looking for and adapt with Procare.

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Oct 14, 2020

12 Strategies to Engage Students in a Virtual Environment

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 14, 2020

Virtual learning has brought forth its own set of challenges, chief among them, student engagement. Ensure your students are engaged by following these strategies.

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Oct 12, 2020

Strategies to Raise Wages, Enrichment and Hope: Align Your Mission and Financial Model – Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 12, 2020

Webinar recap: Discover practical guidance for how child care businesses can implement strong financial processes to support their missions.

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Oct 6, 2020

Planning for Business Continuity in Child Care – 6 Important Considerations

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 6, 2020

Business continuity is the ability to stay operational or quickly resume operations when disaster strikes. Learn how to prepare your child care center for any emergency.

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Oct 1, 2020

Enrichment Programs for Students – Why Your Child Should Get Involved

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 1, 2020

Curious what enrichment programs are and how they benefit children? Procare has you covered. Click to find out and get the answers you need.

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Sep 30, 2020

Child Care Hiring Guide: Assembling the Best Staff

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 30, 2020

Ensure you bring in the best staff possible with Procare’s Child Care Hiring Guide.

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Sep 28, 2020

5 Benefits of Online Registration in the Child Care Enrollment Process

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 28, 2020

Here are five benefits we’re seeing to child care centers when they use online registration to support their enrollment process.

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Sep 24, 2020

Parent Engagement in Schools: Building Partnerships that Drive Success

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 24, 2020

Educators need to adopt new tactics to stimulate and support parent engagement in schools, and build successful partnerships that drive student success.

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Sep 23, 2020

Prepare, Prevent, Protect: Security and Safety in Early Childhood Facilities, by Jason Russell – Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 23, 2020

Prepare, Prevent, Protect: Security and Safety in Early Childhood Facilities, by Jason Russell – Webinar Recap

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Sep 21, 2020

How to Become an After School Program Manager

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 21, 2020

Are you interested in becoming an after school program manager? We’ve put together this resource with advice on how to do it.

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Sep 17, 2020

10 COVID-Safe After School Program Activities for Kids

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 17, 2020

To help you set up your program for success, we’ve put together a list of 10 COVID-safe activities that provide great learning and development opportunities.

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Sep 16, 2020

Child Care Industry Report: Key Takeaways

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 16, 2020

Read the full Procare Child Care Industry Trend Report for a more complete look at how child care centers are recovering from COVID-19.

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Sep 14, 2020

How to Become a Child Care Center Director

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 14, 2020

Find out how to become a child care center director, one of the many career advancement opportunities available for dedicated child care professionals.

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Sep 10, 2020

Culture of Care: Improving Culture in Your Child Care Center

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Tammie Hogan
Author Tammie Hogan
Sep 10, 2020

Improving culture in your child care center isn’t something that happens overnight. Learn how to institute a culture of care in your child care center.

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Sep 9, 2020

6 Parent Communication Challenges & How the Right App Can Solve Them

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 9, 2020

Discover 6 parent communications challenges and how the right app can solve them. Procare offers the perfect solution for parent communication issues.

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Sep 8, 2020

Tips on Using Social-Emotional Learning Resources in Your Child Care or School

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 8, 2020

We put together a list of some of our favorite SEL resources to help educators, child care and out-of-school time (OST) program administrators. Read more today.

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Sep 3, 2020

School Tracking Systems in Early Child Care: Supporting Healthy Development

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 3, 2020

School tracking systems in early child care settings play an important role in supporting the healthy development of children during the first five years of life.

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Sep 1, 2020

How to Prepare Your After School or OST Program for Reopening

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 1, 2020

We’ve put together this guide on how to prepare your program for reopening. We’ll highlight the most important steps you can take when reopening your program.

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Aug 31, 2020

How to Become a Certified Child Care Provider

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 31, 2020

Starting a career as a child care provider can provide tremendous personal fulfillment. Find out if becoming a certified child care provider is right for you.

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Aug 27, 2020

Why It’s Time to Digitize Your Child Care Center

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 27, 2020

There has never been a better time to digitize your child care center. Child care digitization is the adoption of digital technology to support daily processes.

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Aug 26, 2020

4 Reasons Payroll Software Is Essential for Child Care Centers

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 26, 2020

What is payroll software and what are the benefits to digital payroll? Learn the 4 reasons payroll software is essential for child care centers today.

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Aug 24, 2020

The ECE Director’s Overwhelm Loop: How to Eliminate Overwhelm in 4 Easy Steps – Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 24, 2020

The ECE Director’s Overwhelm Loop: How to Eliminate Overwhelm in 4 Easy Steps – Webinar Recap

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Aug 21, 2020

Parent Like a Provider: How to Raise Smart Kids

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 21, 2020

Educating kids at home has led many parents in our Procare community to ask the question: “What can I do to raise a smarter child?”

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Aug 20, 2020

How to Use Software to Make Child Care Health Checks Easy

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 20, 2020

Wearing masks and social distancing has become a part of regular life. Here's what centers and programs are doing to keep children and staff safe.

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Aug 17, 2020

Pivoting to Virtual: Resources for Before and After School Programs

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 17, 2020

In today’s climate, many before and after school programs are pivoting to virtual experiences or a hybrid online/in-person model.

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Aug 14, 2020

A Parent’s Story: How My Daycare Used Parent Engagement to Capture One of the Most Incredible Moments of My Life

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 14, 2020

When it comes to daycare, Luke said a parent engagement app is a must-have for him and his family. Read the story behind how an app made a significant impact on this parent's life.

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Aug 12, 2020

Classroom Safety Checklist & Ideas as Schools Reopen

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 12, 2020

We’ve put together this classroom safety checklist that schools and child care centers can leverage when reopening during COVID-19. Find the checklist here.

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Aug 11, 2020

Updating Your Child Care Worker Resume in 2020

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 11, 2020

Need help updating your child care worker resume to meet the changing demands of the industry in 2020? We can help.

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Aug 10, 2020

Support Early Childhood Learning Goals with Pre-Loaded State and Montessori Standards

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 10, 2020

At Procare, we source the most up-to-date State and Montessori standards and pre-load them into our platforms to simplify lesson planning and milestone tracking.

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Aug 5, 2020

Parent Like a Provider: Back-to-School Checklist for Parents During COVID-19

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 5, 2020

We’ve put together a back-to-school checklist that parents can use to help prepare their kids for a return to in-person classes during COVID-19.

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Aug 4, 2020

Being a Child Care Worker in 2020: Advice Moving Forward

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 4, 2020

Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or returning to work after a furlough, being a child care worker this year is going to look different.

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Aug 3, 2020

List of Sensory Activities for Infants & Toddlers

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 3, 2020

Research shows that sensory play in the early years of child development helps build neural pathways needed for more complex learning tasks.

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Jul 30, 2020

How Parent Engagement Can Support Your Child Care Center Reopening

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 30, 2020

Learn how parent engagement can support your child care center reopening with new infection prevention guidelines.

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Jul 29, 2020

How to Lead a Child Care Team Through Change

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 29, 2020

Leadership is one of the most important skills for child care directors and administrators. Learn how to lead a child care team through change.

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Jul 28, 2020

Life Without Child Care: Lessons from the COVID-19 Child Care Crisis

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 28, 2020

Life Without Child Care: Lessons from the COVID-19 Child Care Crisis

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Jul 24, 2020

Three Challenges Facing OST Programs and How Technology Can Address Them: Infographic

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 24, 2020

Three Challenges Facing Outside School Time (OST) Programs and How Technology Can Address Them: Infographic

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Jul 24, 2020

Ways to Go Contactless to Support the Safety of Your Child Care Center

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 24, 2020

Child care businesses continue to grapple with the challenges of serving the needs of their communities while keeping children and staff safe.

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Jul 23, 2020

What to Look for in a Child Care Payment Portal

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 23, 2020

Searching for the best child care payment portal that can help you manage invoices, billing and payment processing for your child care business? Look no further.

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Jul 21, 2020

Child Care Pick-up & Drop-off Best Practices When You Reopen

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 21, 2020

Open door policies are now a thing of the past. Discover the 7 best practices for child care pick-up and drop-off during coronavirus.

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Jul 20, 2020

Rebuild Your ECE Program for the New Normal: Part 2 – Marketing & Staffing – Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 20, 2020

Keeping a business-focused mindset is critical to a child care provider’s success, particularly in times like these.

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Jul 13, 2020

Why Parent Engagement is Important for After School Programs

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 13, 2020

We explore the relationship between parent engagement and the success of after school programs. Find tips and advice to further encourage parent engagement.

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Jul 6, 2020

Operating Your Daycare During Coronavirus Risk: What to Expect

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 6, 2020

Daycare centers are now being asked to reopen their doors and achieve rapid compliance with state public health and CDC guidelines. Here's what to expect.

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Jul 2, 2020

Guide to Reopening Your Child Care Center Amidst COVID-19

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 2, 2020

As child care centers reopen, there is a need to implement protective measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Learn how to navigate your reopening.

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Jun 30, 2020

How to Staff Your Daycare in Today’s Environment

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 30, 2020

With parents returning to work, child care programs are scrambling to organize staffing requirements to meet the demand for child care. Learn more today.

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Jun 30, 2020

Before and After School Programs Can Now Use GPS Technology and QR Codes for Safer Sign-in/Out

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 30, 2020

Before and after school programs can now use GPS technology and QR codes for safer sign-in/out. Learn how Procare can help your after school program today.

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Jun 29, 2020

The 7 Keys to Enrollment Recovery – Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 29, 2020

Webinar recap: Keys to Enrollment Recovery. Discover the three keys to enrollment success, which focus on the lead process. Read more today.

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Jun 25, 2020

How to Market Your Daycare Reopening

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 25, 2020

This guide contains our best advice for marketing your daycare reopening after an extended closure.

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Jun 24, 2020

Child Care Costs by State 2020

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 24, 2020

Understanding the cost of child care in America is important for both parents and child care providers. Get a state-by-state breakdown here.

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Jun 24, 2020

Procare Adds New App-based Parent Engagement Solution to Procare Select

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 24, 2020

Procare Adds New App-based Parent Engagement Solution to Procare Select. Benefits include: Communicating and engaging with parents by sharing daily activities.

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Jun 23, 2020

How a CCMS Can Help you Increase Your Teachers’ Wages While Keeping Child Care Affordable

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 23, 2020

Discover how a child care management software can help you increase your teachers’ wages while keeping child care affordable today.

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Jun 19, 2020

Rebuild Your ECE Program for the New Normal: Part 1- Business Practices – Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 19, 2020

An overview of some of the key business metrics and strategies centers can use to see more success in your child care business.

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Jun 15, 2020

Helping Families at Your Child Care Center Adjust to New Changes

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 15, 2020

Learning how to best support children and their families through the Covid-19 transition is key to helping them navigate it successfully. Read more.

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Jun 15, 2020

GPS Technology Allows for Contactless Curbside Sign-in/Out

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 15, 2020

It is important for centers to leverage strategies that allow for fewer in-person, close-contact interactions. Learn how to implement software to do this today.

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Jun 10, 2020

Full Guide to Starting Your Own In-Home Daycare

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 10, 2020

If you’re interested in starting your own in-home daycare business, this is the guide for you. We’ve created a step-by-step roadmap to help you.

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Jun 10, 2020

How to Build Stronger Connections with Parents Using Child Care Management Software

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 10, 2020

With the onset of COVID-19, the need for child care centers to connect with families has never been higher. Build stronger connections with parents today.

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Jun 9, 2020

How Much Does In-Home Daycare Cost?

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 9, 2020

In-home daycare costs can vary significantly from state to state, from county to county, and even on a per facility basis. Learn what in-home care costs near you.

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Jun 9, 2020

In-Home Daycare Contract & Other Resources

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 9, 2020

If you’re planning to start an in-home daycare center, you will need to create an in-home daycare contract. Learn how to write your contract in our post today.

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Jun 8, 2020

Procare Online vs. Procare Desktop: Which is Right for You?

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 8, 2020

Trying to decide whether Procare Online vs. Procare Desktop is right for you? We've created this resource to answer that question.

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Jun 8, 2020

Buyer & Seller Behavior in a Changing Environment – A Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 8, 2020

Buyer and Seller Behavior in a Changing Environment: Webinar Recap

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Jun 3, 2020

Child Care Management Software: What You Need to Know and Why it Matters – A Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 3, 2020

Webinar Recap: Child Care Management Software: What You Need to Know and Why it Matters

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Jun 2, 2020

Protecting Your Child Care Center from Liability Risks During COVID-19

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 2, 2020

How do you best protect your children and employees while safeguarding your business? We’ve compiled common sense tips from around the industry to help.

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Jun 1, 2020

CHILD CARE HERO: Cayla Rush | Precious Angels Child Care Center

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 1, 2020

Learn the story of Cayla Rush, Owner and Director of Precious Angels Child Care Center in Sioux Falls, SD, and how she is a walking example of adaptability.

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May 29, 2020

Not IF But WHEN: Navigating a Virus Situation at Your School – A Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
May 29, 2020

What happens if you are following all the recommendations of local health departments and the CDC, and you have a staff member or child test positive for the virus?

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May 28, 2020

How to Keep Children and Staff Safe from COVID-19 When Your Child Care Center Reopens

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Procare
Author Procare
May 28, 2020

How to keep children and staff safe from COVID-19 when your child care center reopens this year. Read our tips for respecting personal space today.

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May 28, 2020

Enjoy Contactless Check-In with QR Codes and More

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Procare
Author Procare
May 28, 2020

Limiting the amount of physical contact in schools and child care centers can be challenging. Leverage technology such as QR codes to mitigate germ transfer.

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May 22, 2020

Day Zero | Revive, Reopen and Rebuild: A Focus on Enrollment Post COVID-19 – A Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
May 22, 2020

Webinar Recap: Day Zero | Revive, Reopen and Rebuild: A Focus on Enrollment Post COVID-19. Learn more today.

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May 22, 2020

CHILD CARE HERO: Robyn Chrysler | Kiddie City

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Procare
Author Procare
May 22, 2020

Robyn Chrysler’s proclivity to care for others is a character trait that has been with her since she was a young child. Read her story today.

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May 20, 2020

CHILD CARE HERO: Tiffany Harper | The Learning Curve Center (TLC)

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Procare
Author Procare
May 20, 2020

Learn more about Tiffany Harper and her child care center in Kansas City. Read about how she kept her doors open to essential personnel during the pandemic.

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May 19, 2020

Reopening Soon? 6 Steps to Strengthen Your Child Care Center’s Financial Stability

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Procare
Author Procare
May 19, 2020

These six steps can help you ensure your child care center’s financial stability as you plan your reopening following closures during COVID-19.

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May 19, 2020

Interactive Guides: How to Use Procare to Enable “Touchless” Check-in and More

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Procare
Author Procare
May 19, 2020

We’ve created interactive guides for each of our main products. All you have to do is click on the link to the product you want to learn more about.

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May 14, 2020

How to Start Strengthening Your Financial Picture: A Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
May 14, 2020

Webinar recap: Financial experts agree that keeping as much cash on hand as possible is one of the most important things you can do. Learn how to do that today.

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May 13, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program – A Child Care Center Owner’s Perspective

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Procare
Author Procare
May 13, 2020

Discover questions around the PPP loan program: when to open, what will enrollments be like, how to manage employee furloughs and more.

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May 11, 2020

Three Challenges Facing OST Programs – and How to Address Them: A Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
May 11, 2020

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May 11, 2020

How a Multi-Site Child Care Center is Successfully Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic: Case Study & Webinar Link

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Procare
Author Procare
May 11, 2020

See how a multi-site child care center is successfully navigating the COVID-19 pandemic: Read the case study and watch the webinar.

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May 4, 2020

Introducing the Evolved Look of Procare

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Procare
Author Procare
May 4, 2020

Introducing the Evolved Look of Procare: Learn more about our name, our logo, our updated website and how Kinderlime is now Procare Online.

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May 1, 2020

Essentials to Kickstarting your COVID-19 Recovery Plan: A Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
May 1, 2020

Hinge Brokers provided businesses with helpful framework to create a marketing plan to build your enrollment and prepare for your grand reopening. Read the webinar recap today.

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Apr 28, 2020

Child Care Providers & Administrators: Your COVID-19 Engagement Toolkit

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 28, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to stay in touch with families at your center. Find our engagement toolkit for providers and administrators here.

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Apr 27, 2020

Congress Passes Additional Stimulus Funding – What Child Care Centers Need to Know

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 27, 2020

Learn more about the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.

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Apr 23, 2020

How Child Care Centers Can Optimize Their Websites to Navigate a New Normal

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 23, 2020

With uncertainty forcing child care centers to close, many are wondering how they’ll return to more normal operations. Learn how to navigate a new normal.

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Apr 21, 2020

Why a Flexible Software Solution is Key to Success for Out-of-School Time Administrators

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 21, 2020

Why a Flexible Software Solution is Key to Success for Out-of-School Time Administrators

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Apr 20, 2020

COVID-19 Financial Survival Strategies: A Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 20, 2020

Webinar Recap: COVID-19 Financial Survival Strategies. Learn more about ways coronavirus relates to finances in our webinar recap.

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Apr 15, 2020

Drumroll: Introducing a New Look for KidReports

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 15, 2020

We’re excited to announce that KidReports, our parent engagement application, has a brand-new look and enhanced features. See the new features today.

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Apr 13, 2020

Paying Yourself, Your Staff, and Your Bills: Helping Child Care Programs Understand and Navigate SBA Loan Options: A Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 13, 2020

Paying Yourself, Your Staff, and Your Bills: Helping Child Care Programs Understand and Navigate SBA Loan Options: A Webinar Recap

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Apr 10, 2020

Parent Like a Provider: How to Work from Home with Kids During COVID-19

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 10, 2020

How to work from home with kids: Set internal expectations, start early, stick to it, tag team if possible, and use calendars and reminders. Learn more today.

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Apr 8, 2020

How Child Care Centers Can Protect Themselves Against Coronavirus Fraud

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 8, 2020

Here’s what you need to know to keep from falling victim to COVID-19 financial scams: Learn what to look out for and whom to contact to report fraud.

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Apr 7, 2020

Legislative Initiatives and Your Childcare Business: A Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 7, 2020

Legislative Initiatives and Your Childcare Business: A Webinar Recap

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Apr 6, 2020

Child Care Online Registration: Why Switch to Digital?

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 6, 2020

Paper registration is inconvenient for parents and staff and can be expensive. Learn how online registration can help your child care center today.

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Apr 3, 2020

How to Apply for Financial Assistance Offered by the COVID-19 Stimulus Package

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 3, 2020

Navigating the financial assistance information for child care centers can be overwhelming. Find everything you need to know and do to secure funding.

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Mar 27, 2020

How Child Care Centers Can Benefit from Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 27, 2020

Congress has passed what’s known as COVID-III, legislation that includes billions of dollars in relief for child care centers and their employees.

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Mar 24, 2020

Financial Implications of COVID-19 on Your Childcare Business: A Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 24, 2020

Webinar Recap: Discover strategies child care centers can use to maximize their financial security. Learn more today.

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Mar 23, 2020

Bracing for COVID-19 – What Early Childhood Programs Need to Know and Consider Now: A Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 23, 2020

Bracing for COVID-19 – What Early Childhood Programs Need to Know and Consider Now: Webinar Recap

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Mar 19, 2020

Coronavirus Resources for Child Care Centers and Parents

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 19, 2020

Discover our guide that provides links to helpful resources for both child care centers and parents. This list will be updated as we find additional resources.

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Mar 19, 2020

Childcare Network’s Real Time COVID-19 Crisis Response: A Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 19, 2020

Webinar Recap: Childcare Network’s Real Time COVID-19 Crisis Response. Learn more today.

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Mar 17, 2020

How to Protect Your Daycare Center from the Coronavirus/COVID-19

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 17, 2020

With coronavirus cases increasing globally, child care owners need to have policies in place to protect children and staff while minimizing business impact.

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Mar 17, 2020

How to Protect Your Daycare Center from the Coronavirus/COVID-19

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 17, 2020

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Mar 12, 2020

Essential Elements to Keeping Your School Healthy: A Webinar Recap

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 12, 2020

Essential Elements to Keeping Your School Healthy: Webinar Recap. Discover best practices for what is right now an uncertain time.

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Feb 12, 2020

7 Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas for Preschool

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 12, 2020

Links to 7 fun Valentine's Day crafts for the children at your child care, daycare or preschool.

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Jan 27, 2020

Webinar: Aligning Your Program’s Mission & Financial Model

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 27, 2020

Webinar: we explore the challenges and the opportunities that come with strong financial management.

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Jan 15, 2020

How to Choose Budget-Friendly Software for Your Daycare

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 15, 2020

With a rise in affordable daycare software options, now is the perfect time to move your operations into a simple and efficient child care management system.

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Jan 15, 2020

How to Choose Budget-Friendly Software for Your Daycare

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 15, 2020

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Jan 3, 2020

The Iron Triangle: Improving Management in Early Childhood Education

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 3, 2020

The Iron Triangle is a financial model made up of three key factors: full enrollment, full fee collection and the ability to cover per-child costs with revenue.

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Nov 27, 2019

Highlights from the 2019 NAEYC Conference

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 27, 2019

Read the highlights from the NAEYC Conference 2019. Our booth was just a snippet of the great events, here are some of our favorite highlights.

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Nov 25, 2019

How to Write a Business Plan for Your Daycare Center

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 25, 2019

A business plan is a key portion of the planning process. It helps you organize your ideas, realize your goals and objectives, and sets you up for success.

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Nov 1, 2019

Listen and Learn: Building Relationships to Grow Your Business

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 1, 2019

A crucial part of child care is establishing relationships with families you work with. Communication with parents allows you to provide the best possible care.

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Oct 30, 2019

How to Boost Your Child Care Center’s ROI in 2020 (Through Thoughtful Automation)

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 30, 2019

Learn how to boost your child care center’s return on investment (ROI) in 2020 through thoughtful automation. Read more in our blog post today.

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Oct 30, 2019

How to Boost Your Child Care Center’s ROI in 2020 (Through Thoughtful Automation)

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 30, 2019

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Oct 28, 2019

The Complete Daycare Supplies Checklist

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 28, 2019

From diapers and kid-sized furniture to first-aid kits and toys that are both entertaining and educational, here is our complete daycare supplies checklist.

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Aug 21, 2019

10 Amazing Benefits of Daycare for Children

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 21, 2019

Discover 10 benefits of daycare for children including structure, academic advancement, socialization, improved behavior and more in our latest blog post.

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Aug 7, 2019

How to Communicate with Parents More Effectively Than Ever

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 7, 2019

Communication with parents is not without its challenges. We’ve put together this list to help guide you toward more effective communication.

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Jul 24, 2019

Is Your Child Ready to Start Preschool? How to Decide

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 24, 2019

Your little one is 2 or 3 years old and you are starting to wonder, is my child ready for preschool? Here are tips on making this important decision.

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Jul 8, 2019

6 Tips for Building a Better Daycare Experience

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 8, 2019

Learn 6 tips for building a better daycare experience not only for children, but for parents and guardians as well. Read more.

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Jul 2, 2019

How to Improve Attendance at Your After-School Program

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 2, 2019

Strong attendance numbers are the sign of a successful after school program. It means your program is inclusive and valuable for children and parents.

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Jul 2, 2019

State Standards through KidReports is here!

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 2, 2019

State Standards through KidReports is here: for KidReports users, just search for “state standards” in your ZenDesk customer portal.

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Jun 27, 2019

How to Build a Profitable Daycare Business

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 27, 2019

Breaking into this industry isn’t an easy task. Learn how to build a profitable daycare business and tap into its true potential. Read our blog post today.

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May 31, 2019

How Parent Engagement Leads to Child Care Success

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Procare
Author Procare
May 31, 2019

Parents who find themselves isolated from the educational journey that their child is on don’t do so on purpose. Learn how parent engagement leads to success.

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May 21, 2019

Tuition Express Explained: Improving Your Cash Flow

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Procare
Author Procare
May 21, 2019

The financial health of your child care center is a two-way street. Flexible options make it easier to fulfill your business needs, as well as the needs of your customers.

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Apr 9, 2019

Getting the Most out of Your Child Care Management System

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 9, 2019

Child care management systems are a direct result a shift toward technology, data-collection and automation. Learn how to get more from your system today.

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Apr 2, 2019

Common Challenges of Opening a Daycare & How to Overcome Them

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 2, 2019

Here are common challenges of opening a daycare and tips on how to overcome them. Learn how to successfully open a daycare today.

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Apr 1, 2019

ReadingIQ from ABCmouse

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 1, 2019

ReadingIQ from ABCmouse: We’ve just added more than 75 books from Charlesbridge Publishing including biographies, award-winning chapter books and bilingual stories.

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Mar 27, 2019

Choosing the Best Accounting Software for Your Child Care Center

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 27, 2019

When choosing accounting software for your center, you need to ask important questions. Read more to learn what questions to ask and how to implement new software.

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Mar 12, 2019

5 Ways to Enrich Your After-School Program

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 12, 2019

Successful after school programs provide an environment for creative learning experiences and unique socialization. Find 5 ways to enrich your after school program today.

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Feb 20, 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Managing Daycare Invoices

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 20, 2019

A child care center’s billing process can present challenges because of its complicated nature. Learn how to manage schedules, attendance, variable rates, fees and more.

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Jan 22, 2019

4 Essential Elements of Payment Processing for Child Care

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 22, 2019

Everyone who manages a child care center understands what a challenge collecting tuition can be. Learn the 4 elements to look for in payment processing software.

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Jan 7, 2019

How to Amplify Your Daycare Tuition Collection

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 7, 2019

Child care is an industry that often sees professional relationships become more personal over time. Learn how to simplify your daycare tuition collection today.

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Jan 1, 2019

6 Active Indoor Games for the Winter Months

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 1, 2019

Read our list of active indoor games for you to try to get kids moving again during these cold winter months including obstacle courses, scavenger hunts and more!

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Dec 1, 2018

New! Attendance Sync with KidReports

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Procare
Author Procare
Dec 1, 2018

We’re pleased to announce the completion of the first phase of attendance integration between Procare and KidReports. Discover attendance sync today.

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Dec 1, 2018

How to Manage Child Care During the Busy Holiday Season

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Procare
Author Procare
Dec 1, 2018

Finding a child care provider that meets holiday season needs, as dictated by an altered schedule, is just another problem that needs solving.

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Nov 5, 2018

8 Benefits of Revamping Your Daycare Record Keeping

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 5, 2018

There are valuable daycare solutions available that make digitizing your records easy. Learn more about the benefits of revamping your daycare record keeping.

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Nov 1, 2018

Be Prepared for Any Storm this Winter with Procare Cloud®

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 1, 2018

With Procare Cloud, all your important information is stored in the cloud on our secure servers, helping you stay prepared for any storm.

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Nov 1, 2018

Help Your Students Master Math with Award-Winning ABCmouse for Schools

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 1, 2018

Help your students master math with award-winning ABCmouse for schools. ABCmouse continues to add books to the ABCmouse library. Learn more.

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Nov 1, 2018

Stay Secure with Procare Touch ID

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 1, 2018

Fingerprint ID makes for easy child care check-in. Stay secure with Procare Touch ID.

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Oct 17, 2018

How to Keep Your Daycare Organized: 5 Tips

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 17, 2018

Improving your organizational capabilities can make running a successful business easier. Discover 5 tips for daycare organization.

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Oct 1, 2018

Save Paper–Send Electronic Updates

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 1, 2018

Start sending updates, flyers and handouts via email, text and push notification. Procare and its services provide several ways to accomplish this.

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Oct 1, 2018

New Search & Find Feature!

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 1, 2018

One of the great new features introduced in Procare version 10.3, is being able to search for text on most any Procare screen. Learn how to use the feature.

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Oct 1, 2018

Save Paper–Send Electronic Updates

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 1, 2018

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Sep 18, 2018

5 Best Daycare Solutions to Improve Experiences for Parents & Children

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 18, 2018

Creating an environment that fosters childhood development and prioritizes safety is critical for a child care center. Find 5 of the best solutions today.

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Sep 2, 2018

Director Turnover? What Your New Director Will Need to Know

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 2, 2018

The annual staff turnover rate at child care centers is 30% in the U.S. Preparation can make your transition between directors more seamless. Learn more today.

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Sep 2, 2018

Keeping Staff Happy This School Year

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 2, 2018

Here’s a list of our top tips to keep your teachers and employees happy and able to run at full capacity this year.

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Sep 2, 2018

KidReports Tips & Tricks for Teachers & Directors

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 2, 2018

Are you using KidReports to its full capacity? We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks for teachers and directors get the most out of our parent communication app.

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Sep 2, 2018

Register New Children Easily Through MyProcare

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 2, 2018

New child registration can be a time-consuming task. Register new children easily through MyProcare.

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Aug 30, 2018

Revamping Your After-School Program for the New School Year

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 30, 2018

Learn 5 ways to improve your after school program this school year with ideas including recognizing weaknesses, focusing on staff development and more.

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Aug 6, 2018

The Importance of Early Childhood Development & How Caregivers Can Provide It

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 6, 2018

An effective early childhood development program can provide a foundation for long-term physical and mental health.

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Aug 5, 2018

7 Biggest Child Care Challenges & How Technology Can Help

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 5, 2018

Operating a child care center comes with its fair share of challenges but traditional remedies for organizational, communication, and financial related challenges have fallen behind. Learn more about Procare’s software solutions and how technology can bring your child care center to the next level.

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Jul 11, 2018

Simplify Your Daycare Payroll

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 11, 2018

Keeping track of daycare payroll has always been a significant pain point for child care center owners. Learn 4 steps to simplify your daycare payroll today.

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Jul 5, 2018

Predicting Enrollment

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 5, 2018

Would it be helpful to know how many enrolled children you can anticipate in the future? There are a few ways you can use Procare to predict future enrollment.

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Jun 6, 2018

new-staff-child-analysis-report

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 6, 2018

We are introducing the new Daily Graph Analysis report! It’s available in latest version of Procare and shows both child and staff schedules on the same page.

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Jun 6, 2018

NEW! Staff/Child Analysis Report

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 6, 2018

Based on your requests, we’re pleased to introduce the new Daily Graph Analysis report! It’s available in latest version of Procare (10.3) and shows both child and staff schedules on the same page.

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Jun 5, 2018

Harnessing the Power of the Millennial Parent with Daycare Apps

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 5, 2018

Child care is a competitive industry and reaching millennial parents is crucial for businesses. Learn how the right daycare apps and software solutions drive success.

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Jun 3, 2018

Deposit on Account – Deposit for Summer, Fall

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 3, 2018

If you charge families a deposit to hold their space (or to pay their final month’s tuition in advance) you’ll want to set up Deposits and Deposit Refunds using what are known as “Special Charge” and “Special Credit” descriptions in Procare.

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Jun 2, 2018

Manage Enrollment and Reports

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 2, 2018

Keeping up to date on enrollment is a key factor to success in your early childhood business. With Procare it’s easy to manage enrollment status levels and generate the reports you need. Here are a few quick examples.

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May 15, 2018

Family Daycare vs Daycare Center: What’s the Difference?

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Procare
Author Procare
May 15, 2018

Family daycare and daycare centers both provide outstanding opportunities for early childhood development, but the experiences are undoubtedly different. We explore the pros and cons of each, to help you find the best fit. Learn more today.

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May 1, 2018

It’s a bird. It’s a cloud. It’s Procare Cloud®.

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Procare
Author Procare
May 1, 2018

Ready for some superhero assistance? Upgrade to Procare Cloud®! This amazing service delivers so much – power, security, and round-the-clock availability.

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Apr 24, 2018

What Is Family Daycare & Is It Right for You?

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 24, 2018

Opening a family daycare comes with it’s challenges, but there are important distinctions that separate it from other forms of child care. Find out if it’s the right path for you and explore 3 essential tips to get started.

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Apr 1, 2018

Work Smarter, Not Harder – ChildCareCRM Integrated with Procare

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 1, 2018

Leave outdated business practices behind with an advanced tool that can streamline your business functions and focus on unique tailored interactions with your prospective families, building your business’ reputation, increasing efficiency, and growing enrollment!

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Mar 7, 2018

How to Run a Daycare: 10 Tips for Long-term Success

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 7, 2018

Running a daycare can't be done without a desire to succeed and a passion for child care. At Procare Software, we strive to encourage and enable child care professionals with all of the tools they need to enrich the lives of their students. Learn about long-term success with our 10 tips for running a daycare.

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Mar 3, 2018

Checklist: 6 Essential Steps for Starting a Preschool That Parents Will Choose

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 3, 2018

Starting a preschool comes with a laundry list of challenges. Here are 6 essential steps for opening a preschool, avoiding challenges along the way, and setting yourself up for long-term success.

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Mar 1, 2018

Save Time – Register Online!

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 1, 2018

Make this year different. Instead of using paper and pen and entering loads of data, let your parents register themselves. With MyProcare, they do just that

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Feb 28, 2018

Video: Configure Child Immunizations and Requirements

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 28, 2018

Watch our video and learn how to quickly and easily configure child immunizations and requirements.

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Feb 13, 2018

5 Questions to Consider Before Opening a Daycare

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 13, 2018

We have compiled a list of questions regarding the logistics of your prospective daycare operation, financial goals, and your motivations. Learn more about the logistics of opening a daycare by exploring potential answers to these questions.

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Feb 6, 2018

How to Optimize Your Daycare Schedule for Staff, Parents & Children

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 6, 2018

Here are some essential tips for planning a daycare schedule that will not only improve your business, but will benefit your staff, parents, and children as well – all while remaining in budget. Get the full details here.

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Feb 1, 2018

How to Handle Drop-In Care with Procare

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Procare
Author Procare
Feb 1, 2018

Procare is intended for use with returning families and children you expect to see regularly, even though you may not know just when they will ‘drop-in’. If you have a mix of part-time and full-time children, along with drop-ins, then Procare is an especially good fit.

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Jan 2, 2018

FAQs About Preparing Year-End Daycare Invoices (And the Answers)

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 2, 2018

As child care providers prepare year-end daycare invoices, learn what information they must include, and additional tips to organize tax information.

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Jan 1, 2018

End-of-Year Tips and Tricks with Procare Software

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 1, 2018

End of year quick tips to keep your financial records in good order for the start of the new year. Read the tips and tricks today.

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Jan 1, 2018

KidReports, a Procare Software Company

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 1, 2018

Revolutionize your classroom management and parent engagement by adding the integrated features of KidReports to Procare Software.

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Dec 21, 2017

Stay Current with Training and Safety Certifications Using Child Care Management Solutions

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Procare
Author Procare
Dec 21, 2017

Child care providers have to renew training and safety certifications regularly. Learn more about the solutions that can help the completion of these courses.

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Dec 1, 2017

Outdoor Play is Still Ok

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Procare
Author Procare
Dec 1, 2017

The tree branches are bare, the temperatures have dropped, and the first snow has fallen: By the end of the month, winter will officially be here. With the weather less than favorable, more likely than not you and the kids are spending more time inside each day.

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Dec 1, 2017

KidReports Joins the Procare Family!

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Procare
Author Procare
Dec 1, 2017

ou see it when parents come in to pick up their children at the end of the day. Their noses are buried in their phones. They’re wrapping up work, checking email, sending text messages about what to pick up for dinner and liking their friends’ updates. Parent communication has changed A LOT over the last few years.

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Nov 28, 2017

A Complete Guide to Managing Child Care Billing

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 28, 2017

Keeping track of billing at your child care center is necessary, but complicated. Get tips and guidance on how to seamlessly manage your billing.

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Nov 15, 2017

A Complete Guide to Successful Daycare Management

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 15, 2017

In order to operate a successful daycare program, here are the core areas child care professionals should focus on when pursuing certifications, training and more.

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Nov 2, 2017

Child Care Forms & Other Items You Need for The First Day of School

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 2, 2017

Ensure you are fully prepared for the first day of class with free child care forms and a checklist of first day essentials from Procare.

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Nov 1, 2017

Promoting Values in Your Child Care Center

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Procare
Author Procare
Nov 1, 2017

As an early childhood educator, you have an advantage most teachers don’t—the chance to teach kids at a young age some values that will help them succeed throughout the rest of their lives. Here are some ideas to teach empathy, helpfulness, responsibility, mindfulness, and respect for diversity.

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Oct 24, 2017

How to Choose the Best Child Care Management Software

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 24, 2017

Learn how software solution benefit child care centers and how to choose the best child care management software for your staff and the parents you serve.

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Oct 10, 2017

How to Start A Daycare: The Ultimate Guide

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 10, 2017

Starting a business can be overwhelming, but very rewarding. Learn how to start a daycare center through careful business planning.

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Oct 1, 2017

The Importance of Sensing Danger

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 1, 2017

Secure Education Consultants' experts believe that every person follows a specific path when responding to critical incidents or emergencies

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Oct 1, 2017

10 Tips to Keep Your Families Happy This Year

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Procare
Author Procare
Oct 1, 2017

Spending time with kids all day may be your specialty and what got you into the child care business in the first place, but all kids come with families you need to maintain relationships with too. Keeping your families happy both helps things run smoothly and is great marketing.

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Sep 21, 2017

Daycare Schedules for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 21, 2017

Consistent, age appropriate daycare schedules are necessary for child development. Get sample daily schedules for infants and toddlers here.

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Sep 1, 2017

After School Isn’t an Afterthought with MyProcare Parent Scheduler

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 1, 2017

With the MyProcare® Parent Scheduling feature, parents can access and modify their child’s after-school activities – which means you won’t have to! Parents simply log into their account, review the after-school activities, and make selections.

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Sep 1, 2017

Why Management Software is a Must for Any Child Care Center

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 1, 2017

The child care industry sure has changed a lot over the past couple of decades, hasn’t it? I have so many clients who started their child care businesses two, three, or even four decades ago and most did not use anything close to the tools we have today.

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Sep 1, 2017

5 Tips for Handling Stressed Parents

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Procare
Author Procare
Sep 1, 2017

It’s that time of year again; rain clouds on the horizon threaten the hot summer sun, the first few leaves are changing color around the edges, and school has started up again for the fall. This is exciting!—you’ll have the kids back in your center in no time for a great new year.

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Aug 29, 2017

Improve Activities & Experiences with After School Program Management Software

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 29, 2017

Delivering high quality after school program activities & experiences is often easier said than done. With the right software, you can run a more successful program.

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Aug 17, 2017

10 After School Program Activities That Promote Early Child Care Development

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 17, 2017

Early development initiatives make for happier, healthier children. Learn key after school program activities that help foster physical & cognitive skills.

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Aug 1, 2017

Learn How Procare Simplifies Tuition Collection

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 1, 2017

Enjoy the convenience of next-business-day funding for ALL your payments processed through Tuition Express

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Aug 1, 2017

Getting your Classroom Ready for the School Year

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 1, 2017

The new school year is almost here! Are you ready? Here’s a short checklist to make sure you get off to a smooth start.

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Aug 1, 2017

8 Essential Steps to Starting a Child Care Center or Preschool by Kris Murray

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 1, 2017

As a leading expert in the business of child care, I often get asked about the key steps one should follow when deciding to open an early learning center or preschool.

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Jul 17, 2017

6 Tips to Grow Your Enrollment

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 17, 2017

Want to increase your enrollment, but don’t know where to begin? We’ve compiled some helpful tips to get you moving in the right direction.

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Jul 1, 2017

Summer Safety Tips

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 1, 2017

It’s hot, the days are long, and summer is in full swing! There’s nothing quite like spending time outside on a nice day watching the kids having fun for hours. But don’t forget to be prepared for unfortunate scenarios.

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Jul 1, 2017

Increase Your Center Security with the Procare Keyless Entry System

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 1, 2017

How do parents and guardians gain access to your child care center? Are you preventing unauthorized people from entering your facility?

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Jul 1, 2017

Get Ready for the School Year with Classroom and Staff Forecasting

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 1, 2017

Analyze classroom schedules for open slots or future classroom staffing requirements by comparing child schedules to staff schedules room by room.

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Jun 5, 2017

NEW! MyProcare® Parent Scheduler

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 5, 2017

Procare Cloud customers can now enjoy the FREE services of MyProcare—including the latest scheduling feature release!

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Jun 3, 2017

The Top 5 Reasons to Transition to Tuition Express

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 3, 2017

The Top 5 Reasons to Transition to Tuition Express This School Year.

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Jun 3, 2017

Insights from the Experts: Procare Safety and Security Solutions

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 3, 2017

Secure Education Consultants (SEC) is a unique safety and security consulting firm. Our uniqueness lies in two facts; not only is our staff made up completely of former US Secret Service Agents, but we are also the first and only security consulting company that focuses its efforts in the child care industry.

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Apr 1, 2017

Procare Touch Makes Check In/Out Simple

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Procare
Author Procare
Apr 1, 2017

Ready to save a lot of time? Maybe even hours every week? Procare Touch is a hardware accessory that does something amazing: it lets parents use their fingerprint for check-in/out. That’s all it takes – parents just press their finger and choose their children to securely log in or out.

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Jan 1, 2017

Why Is Child Care Attendance Tracking So Important?

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Procare
Author Procare
Jan 1, 2017

Learn the top three reasons child attendance tracking is essential to the success of a daycare, and how to ensure accuracy and timeliness in the record keeping process.

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Aug 18, 2016

Who’s in control, you or the center?

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Procare
Author Procare
Aug 18, 2016

Are you working hard to run your center or is your center working you hard? What I mean is that many directors often tell us about the work they pour into their center every day.

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Jul 21, 2016

Summer is here—there’s no better time!

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 21, 2016

Procare Software® helps child care professionals across the country save 40+ hours per month of administrative duties they were doing manually.

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Jun 14, 2016

How to Compare Child Care & Daycare Software

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Procare
Author Procare
Jun 14, 2016

How to find the best software program! Choosing child care management software is an important investment of your time and financial resources.

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May 12, 2016

The Child Care Management Checklist

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Procare
Author Procare
May 12, 2016

Child care professionals must devote a lot of their time to business. Learn how to manage your daycare business while saving time with this child care management checklist.

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Apr 4, 2016

EZCare Systems Status Page Live

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Author epatz@softerware.com
Apr 4, 2016

No matter what you call it, if your system isn’t available, we understand that it’s going to affect your performance and ability to get things done.

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Jul 14, 2015

Managing Data for After-School Programs

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Procare
Author Procare
Jul 14, 2015

No matter what type of after-school programs you offer, from art and music to soccer and basketball, there’s one aspect they have in common—data management.

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Mar 5, 2015

Fingerprint Check-In for Child Care

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Procare
Author Procare
Mar 5, 2015

Do some parents have concerns about using their fingerprint to check children in at your preschool? Learn how fingerprint technology really works.

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Feb 4, 2015

Automating Your Child Care Center

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