Nonpayment issues: What childcare providers can do to avoid being cheated out of payment
By Erika Rivera 29 April 2022

What proactive approaches should a provider take to avoid nonpayment issues? The answer relies on technological systems that place your child care center in a respectable position. If you have observed how other businesses

How to motivate your preschool students to tidy up after each activity
By Erika Rivera 04 March 2022

It’s easy to fall behind on your lesson plans when you have children who hesitate to tidy up their play area and put away toys when it’s time to prepare for the following activities.

How to remind parents to make their child care payments on time
By Erika Rivera 25 October 2021

Childcare providers wear various hats while fulfilling their day-to-day daycare tasks. They teach the preschool curriculum in the morning and possibly cook and serve lunch for the kids at noon. Not to mention fulfill transportation needs and handle all of the administrative tasks.

Five Fall Activities your Kiddies will Love
By Erika Rivera 27 September 2021

Many child care teachers hesitate to step out of the box when it comes to creating arts and crafts activities and prefer to keep it basic so children can engage with minimal assistance.

Five of the Most Popular and Convenient Preschool Curriculum Programs
By Erika Rivera 16 August 2021

Starting the new school year means preparing for the year ahead and turning your creative caps on to develop a curriculum that fosters student learning and development.

Recommendations on sanitizing playgrounds in the childcare setting
By Erika Rivera 30 July 2021

As childcare providers begin to prepare for the new school year, specific questions pop to mind concerning the health and safety of their students during outdoor play.

How to ease potty time and regulate your child's bowel
By Erika Rivera 08 July 2021

As a loving and caring child care provider, you constantly monitor your students and learn about their health as you fulfill your day. Discovering that one of your students is struggling during potty time because of constipation can be very painful to watch, especially if you don’t have the means to aid their symptoms.

How to reduce negative behaviors in the preschool classroom
By Erika Rivera 14 May 2021

Inappropriate behavior in the classroom can arise for many reasons and negatively impact a child’s education. Although disruptive behavior can pose a challenge for teachers, there are several strategies you can use to minimize misconduct so that teachers can fulfill their roles in an atmosphere that’s suitable for teaching and learning.

Three easy Mother’s Day crafts to create with your kiddies
By Erika Rivera 28 April 2021

What I enjoy most about this activity is that the creation looks fancy, but you could create it easily with a few simple materials. Start by folding the pink construction paper in half. Add the words “I love you to pieces” to the cover.

What child care owners can do to boost enrollment and motivate parents to resume child care
By Erika Rivera 1 April 2021

It’s been a year since the initiation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the negative impact on business operations. Although most people have now considered COVID-19 vaccines to protect themselves against the disease, we are not entirely out of the woods yet—as the virus is still very much present and living among us.

What childcare providers can do to strengthen staff attendance and retention
By Erika Rivera 23 March 2021

There are many reasons child care staff members would consider leaving their positions to pursue careers outside of the early childhood sector. Unfortunately, many child care owners face massive turnovers that wreak havoc and jeopardize the successful operation of their centers because of these types of circumstances.

Easy-to-make St. Patrick's Pop-up Card
By Erika Rivera 8 March 2021

A child care provider’s top priorities are the kids under her care, which is why they rarely choose activities that will take too much of their time and become a distraction. However, they still want to engage the kids in fun and distinctive crafts that stand out.

Challenges in the child care sector and how to resolve them
By Erika Rivera 26 January 2021

Working with children is not a walk in the park as most people would think. In fact, a job in childcare has many challenges that get in the way of a provider’s goals and their general duties. Although the immense amount of difficulties that a child care

Six play-based therapy activities that help regulate a child's emotional behaviors
By Erika Rivera 11 January 2021

Many psychological conditions burden a child’s social and emotional development and their academic engagement. Triggers like anxiety, depression, and PTSD are reasons children experience academic difficulties

Five entertaining Thanksgiving activities for Preschoolers
By Erika Rivera 19 November 2020

Are you looking for some fun and engaging Thanksgiving activities for your kids? Look no further! Read on for some ideas that will surely keep the kids occupied and entertained

Five ideas that can aid ECE's in raising funds for educational resources
By Erika Rivera 29 October 2020

One of the biggest problems teachers face in the early childhood sector is the inability to meet curriculum expectations due to the lack of funding. Because materials are scarce, and not enough effort is implemented to help teachers achieve their curriculum demands, the expectation to engage students in activities that educate and aid in their development is almost impossible to meet.

Welcoming autumn with 3 unique activities
By Erika Rivera 12 October 2020

Autumn is such a great time to explore the outdoors and create activities using nature's gifts. Below are 3 fun and delightful autumn activities you and your students can create with just a few nature pieces. These activities will probably need enough preparation time, therefore, if you know beforehand that the trees outside your daycare center aren’t losing any leaves, then make sure you plan and visit your local park for assorted leaves.

What do parents expect as their children are welcomed back to school?
By Erika Rivera 14 September 2020

The effectiveness of sanitation and the practice of personal hygiene and safety efforts can play a significant role in avoiding the spread of COVID-19 and the decline in Coronavirus cases. Therefore, teachers and staff must continue screening students for symptoms that may pose a threat and stress the importance of every safety effort to safeguard everyone's health.

Teach children the parts of a plant with an easy to do paper plant
By Erika Rivera 24 August 2020

Children learn best when they are doing, seeing, touching, and just experiencing. So, it’s important that they understand the elements that make up a plant before moving toward outdoor gardening. How can you achieve this? Allow them to have fun and create! The convenience of this paper plant craft is that it’s easy to make and affordable, and you’re likely to find some of the materials around the house.

Five reasons why a childcare management software helps parents feel comfortable
By Erika Rivera 8 July 2020

Let’s be realistic, for many parents, dropping their children off at daycare is still a difficult thing to do, even when they’ve relied on child care for some time and built relationships with the teachers and staff. The truth is that not knowing what is going on at daycare and not being present to witness how situations are handled is why it could be nerve-racking for parents to feel confident about childcare.

Reopening your childcare center and enforcing safety measures
By Erika Rivera 21 June 2020

Securing your teachers' and students' health and safety is probably your main concern as you reopen your child care center. Below is a list of the most accurate safety measures you can follow to ensure you can securely operate your center and lessen the risk of COVID-19. The importance of cleanliness can never be stressed enough during this COVID-19 outbreak.

Five Father’s Day activities for Kids
By Erika Rivera 8 June 2020

It’s that time of the year where children know they have to spoil their daddy’s and create a sweet and personal surprise for Father’s Day. Are you wondering what arts and craft ideas will make a great gift? Look no further! Below are five arts and crafts activities that will spark your child’s interest and make Father’s Day fun to celebrate.

Help your child relieve emotional strain with these helpful tips
By Erika Rivera 7 May 2020

We all know that stress is a natural emotional response to pressure or demanding circumstances. Still, too much of it can put a person in a fight or flight mode that can trigger hormones that can raise unhealthy symptoms.These are three helpful tips you can implement with your child if you notice emotional strain or tension in response to the Coronavirus:

Don't let your children fall behind while they are in quarantine
By Erika Rivera 27 March 2020

Any amount of learning is enough for a child to build his or her cognitive development skills. Whether your child is exploring the world he or she lives in, counting, or calling out numbers; these opportunities help shape cognitive learning. There are so many fun activities you can implement at home to strengthen this milestone.

How can your childcare center rise from this sudden worldwide crisis?
By Erika Rivera 24 March 2020

As you prepare for a new academic year, you’re probably wondering how the circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus will impact your center and deciding what marketing efforts will work to get your business running again.𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐮𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜?

Has the coronavirus outbreak raised anxiety and fear among your children?
By Erika Rivera 18 March 2020

As the circumstances circulating the coronavirus continue to emerge, so does the fear and tension of people worldwide. And although the conditions that accompany this pandemic can be easy to handle for an adult, children, on the other hand, may have trouble accepting or facing the reality they're living.

Will the Coronavirus outbreak affect your child care center?
By Erika Rivera 11 March 2020

As Coronavirus cases continue to rise across the globe, many child care centers and public schools have attempted to take preventative measures to avoid the spread of the virus and try to safeguard the health and well-being of their students and teachers. But, exactly what actions will secure the safety of those you care for and serve?

Why Should Childcare Centers Digitize Their Paper Duties?
By Erika Rivera 08 March 2020

When it comes to deciding whether to digitize one's paper duties, most child care administrators don’t need too much time to think this transition over.Mainly because they know that there are plenty of advantages to making the switch. Keep reading along to learn why it’s beneficial to eliminate your paper duties and switch to a digital platform.

Why it's a good idea to use newsletters to communicate
By Erika Rivera 21 February 2020

If you own a childcare business, you know that there’s always information you want to share with your student’s parents like dates to important events or valuable information about tuition rates. But, posting your messages on bulletin boards or the front door has become a waste of time as you notice

Five fun Valentine day Ideas to implement at your childcare center
By Erika Rivera 10 February 2020

Valentine’s Day is a special occasion for people everywhere, as it’s an opportunity to show those you love how much they mean to you with candy and unique gifts. For childcare teachers, It's a chance to develop lesson plans that involve arts and crafts, which can foster fun learning and creativity.

How to approach a parent about their child's misbehavior
By Erika Rivera 3 December 2019

Disciplining students and finding creative ways to help them stay academically engaged are not the only difficult duties that come with being a childcare teacher. In fact, setting up conferences with parents to discuss student behavior is one of the tasks most teachers think twice about mainly because of the fear of an altercation or the lack of support. Unfortunately, for a lot of parents, it's challenging

How to promote a healthy childcare environment during flu season
By Erika Rivera 5 November 2019

When flu season reaches its peak, it’s common for absences to begin to rise in any childcare setting, as it’s a time of the year when children are most susceptible to illnesses. Although it’s impossible to have a germ and disease-free childcare setting, several measures can be taken to minimize the spread of germs and diseases and ensure you and your students are engaging in a healthy environment.

Fun things to do for Halloween at your center
By Erika Rivera 10 October 2019

Welcoming the month of October means welcoming all of the fun that comes with celebrating Halloween. For children and teachers everywhere, it’s about engaging in creative Halloween activities and learning while having fun. Here are the 5 fun Halloween activities that are sure to educate your students and foster creativity and enjoyment:

Reasons Why Your Daycare Needs A Website
By Jessy 14 March

Running your own childcare service is no easy task, and your checklist is guaranteed to never end. But this shouldn’t be an excuse to take shortcuts when it comes to create your own website and increase your online visibility. It is vital to position your business online with a strong, professional destination that gives parents the motivation to engage with your services.

Meet and exceed your daycare enrollment goals
By Jessy 25 February 2019

As a Child Care provider you have your reasons for starting a daycare center and become a business owner. After doing the base work of licensing, classroom decors, hiring teachers, getting meal plan contracts etc, it all comes down to the promotion and marketing techniques you use to become a successful business owner.

Compatible Devices for using Child Journal
By Jessy 25 April 2019

We recommend checking the IOS and Google Play store to get the minimum requirement for installing iOS or Android OS version on your smart device. Child Journal tests all its apps on new OS versions after the OS is released. It may take several days or more to complete testing and, if necessary, update the Child Journal app to be fully compatible with a new OS version.

Benefits of Using ChildCare Application at Your Center
By Jessy 13 February

Daycare facilities are now becoming indispensable, especially for the millennial working parents who need a safe place to take care of their kids during their busy work schedules. While being engaged in their daily work routines, they can’t stop bothering about their children’s wellbeing and growth. They want to be a part of their child’s daily activities which entail feeding, cleaning, sleeping, playing and learning, as much as possible.