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Prevent Dangers to Children in Hot Cars: Tips to Keep Them Safe

Children in Hot Cars – How to Keep Them Safe With summer weather already here, many organizations and law enforcement officials are reminding parents about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars.  Many loving, caring parents believe that they could never forget their children in cars; unfortunately, statistics prove otherwise. According to www.kidsandcars.org, in over 55% of cases, the person responsible for the child’s death unknowingly “forgot” their child due to distractions such as a change in driver routine, stress, or a sleeping baby in the back seat.  In approximately 28% of cases, children got in on their own, […]

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Time Management Tips for Child Care Directors

A frequent complaint of center directors is not having enough time. Everyone has unique and distinct life goals but few of us feel we have enough time to carefully and consciously balance work, family, and personal priorities. Time management becomes an issue. What gets in the way of your being as effective as you would like in managing your time? Is it interruptions from staff and parents? Situations with children that require your assistance?  Phone calls? Paperwork and reporting deadlines? Time management is all about making the most effective use of your time and working smarter, not harder. It requires […]

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The Advantages of Child Care Management Software

Learn About the Advantages of Child Care Management Software! If you get control of your time, you will get control of your life. ~ Bob Harrison A frequent complaint of center directors is not having enough time.  Child care professionals are busy, and it can be difficult for them to not only keep up with their young charges, but stay on top of administrative, scheduling and financial duties as well. Child care tends to be a low tech profession with a strong preference for high touch learning experiences.  Some child care programs are making good use of computers and digital technology, […]

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How to Collect Tuition and Child Care Payments on Time

The toughest question that most child care businesses face is this: How do I get parents to pay on time? Without a doubt, collecting child care payments is sometimes the most difficult and unpleasant aspect of the job. This is a tricky question, because it takes many different strategies to get parents to pay on time. Here are some suggestions to consider that could help to Collect Tuition and Child Care Payments on Time: • First and foremost – parents need to meet their obligations. Your services are of value! The center has financial obligations too. • Set the tone […]

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Keeping Kids Safe on the Playground

Tips For Keeping Kids Safe on the Playground With warmer weather approaching, child care centers will be heading outside to the playground so the children can enjoy the fresh air and outdoor activities.  Your playground is an extension of your child care environment and will look different depending on the type of program you operate and the ages of the children in care. Safety is a big factor to keep in mind when planning that trip to the playground.  Consider some of the following statistics: More than 200,000 injuries occur on playgrounds every year.  Falls are the most common type […]

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Provider Appreciation Day is Friday, May 11th!

The Friday before Mother’s Day is set aside for Provider Appreciation Day, a special day to recognize, honor, and thank the people who dedicate themselves to caring for, teaching, and nurturing our children every week. National Provider Appreciation Day was started in 1996 by a group of volunteers in New Jersey. This group saw the need to recognize the tireless efforts of providers who care for children of working parents. Momentum and support for this event have grown each year, and recognition currently includes individual and government organizations throughout the United States. It is estimated that 2.2 million people work […]

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Welcome to ChildWatch

Did you know that ChildWatch started out as a desktop program in 1997?  It ran on Windows across a local network…. In 2001, “ChildWatch Web” was released as an entirely web-based software service… Today is it simply known as “ChildWatch”.  Over the years, while retaining a taste of its original ideas and purpose, it has seen an abundance of change and a customer base reach nearly every U.S. state and more than a dozen other countries.  Users describe it as “affordable, feature-rich, and user-friendly”. We welcome you to become part of the ChildWatch success story!  Request a FREE DEMO today! […]

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