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Grown-ups are busy, and when you are running a childcare business or managing a classroom full of little ones, you’re busier than most. So, if you haven’t had time to plan a book fair or decorate your classroom doors and bulletin boards to look like Dr. Seuss books, fear not more »

5 Reasons Parent Engagement Apps Work for Your Childcare Business

5 Reasons Parent Engagement Apps Work for Your Childcare Business

Using mobile technology and parent engagement apps to provide real-time updates to parents is an excellent way to make the relationship between parents and childcare centers more meaningful. It can also be a great way to maintain a healthy bottom line and grow your successful childcare business. Parents Can Make more »

Show Me the Money: The Journey of an Electronic Payment in EZ-CARE2

Show Me the Money: The Journey of an Electronic Payment in EZ-CARE2

Your EZ-CARE2 system is up and running and your EZ Payment Services Gateway is connected. You are ready to start processing payments on a regular basis and give your business the boost of a healthy cash flow. So, what’s next? It’s time for you to start processing electronic payments. Let’s more »

Reconcilable Differences: Matching Up Your Childcare Business Accounts

When you are running a business, keeping accurate records is important. When you are running a childcare business, keeping accurate records – especially financial records – is critical. If you collect electronic payments of any kind, like credit cards or electronic bank drafts, it’s important to reconcile (otherwise known as more »

New and Improved: Posting Tuition Made Easier with EZCare!

New and Improved: Posting Tuition Made Easier with EZCare!

Posting tuition is one of the most important administrative tasks for any childcare business professional. If you don’t post, parents don’t know what they are supposed to pay; if parents don’t pay, there’s no money coming in; and if there’s no money coming in, keeping your business afloat will be more »

Five Ways Childcare Organizations are Using Online Forms to Save Time

Five Ways Childcare Organizations are Using Online Forms to Save Time

Does your childcare staff spend hours each week on manual data entry to get information into your childcare management system? If you’re still gathering information through paper registration forms, faxes, or scanned documents, the answer is probably yes – and you’re not alone. So why not use online forms? Whether more »

Data Security: Give Families Peace of Mind with EZCare

Data Security: Give Families Peace of Mind with EZCare

With all the news about hacking and compromised financial information from mega-stores, entering personal data into online registration and other forms may seem like risky business.  Some parents might be hesitant to enter information or even make payments online due to worries about privacy and data security. To ease their more »

EZCare Spotlight: Guiding Parents to the Parent Portal

EZCare Spotlight: Guiding Parents to the Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is a unique, free EZCare feature that provides benefits to you, your business, and the families you serve. Helping parents make logging in and using Parent Portal part of their weekly or monthly routine helps you keep them engaged, ensures contact and other important information stays up more »

Lighten Your Load: Create Administrative Routines that Do Your Work for You

Lighten Your Load: Create Administrative Routines that Do Your Work for You

Picture your workday as a bucket filled with all of the things you need to accomplish each day as a childcare provider. If you’ve been managing all of your daily, weekly, and monthly administrative tasks, tending to the children in your care AND trying to growing your program, chances are more »

Meaningful Connections: Using Online Communities to Network and Learn

Meaningful Connections: Using Online Communities to Network and Learn

  Ask an experienced childcare business owner what the secret is to success, and you might be surprised by the answer. Childcare providers aren’t relying on big money advertising or trade secrets to grow their businesses. Instead, they’re depending on other centers to share what’s working in open networking forums; more »

Going Mobile: Using Technology to Drive Parent Engagement

Going Mobile: Using Technology to Drive Parent Engagement

Today’s parents are always on-the-go, and anything that fits into how we operate these days will help strengthen your school’s communication. From daily check-ins to funny class pictures to field trip permission slip reminders, we guarantee that your parents want to hear from you as often as possible.  Sending kids off more »

10 Ways the EZCare Staff Gave Back this Holiday Season

10 Ways the EZCare Staff Gave Back this Holiday Season

SofterWare Gives Back is our parent company’s program that encourages and supports employee volunteer initiatives and philanthropy. Through SofterWare Gives Back, EZCare staff can use paid time off to volunteer at local organizations, send emails to the entire staff promoting volunteer opportunities, charity events, fundraisers, and drives, and submit matching more »

New Feature: Childcare Staff Planning at a Glance Using the Schedule Loading Report

New Feature: Childcare Staff Planning at a Glance Using the Schedule Loading Report

EZCare is pleased to announce the addition of the Schedule Loading Report to its growing family of Attendance Reports. Prominently displayed on the Dashboard, the Schedule Loading Report shows hourly scheduled attendance for the current day to help with your childcare staff planning needs. Staff planning is one of your more »