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Your everyday childcare business routine leaves day packed, and that leaves little room for your staff to interact with parents in a meaningful way. But can you afford to ignore the importance of parent engagement to the success of your students and your program? There are numerous studies that show more »

Four Things You Need to Know When Marketing to Millennial Parents

Four Things You Need to Know When Marketing to Millennial Parents

Millennials are becoming parents. Let that sink in a minute. In fact, Millennials make up roughly 90% of the childbearing population right now. If you aren’t creating a marketing strategy to draw Millennial parents to your childcare business, you are missing out on a big piece of the pie. Here’s more »

What Separates Your Childcare Business from the Pack?

What Separates Your Childcare Business from the Pack?

With all the options for childcare in your area, parents of prospective students need a reason to remember yours when deciding who to trust with their little ones. So, what makes your center stand out from the competition? Help parents understand why they should choose you over other centers they more »

Using EZ-CARE2: 5 Steps to the Easiest Enrollment Ever

Using EZ-CARE2:  5 Steps to the Easiest Enrollment Ever

It’s just about enrollment time, and that can bring up all sorts of questions for the coming year. How many families will be returning next year? How much room will you have for new registrations? Will you need more staff, more classes, more… anything? What will your cash flow look more »

EZSmiles New Feature: A Game-Changing Attendance Feature Your Teachers Will LOVE

EZSmiles New Feature: A Game-Changing Attendance Feature Your Teachers Will LOVE

EZSmiles is excited to announce the upcoming release of a game-changing feature for teachers and administrators – Attendance Tracking! EZSmiles has always been a great tool for keeping parents connected to little ones throughout the day, making sure parents are notified about all the necessities like potties, meals, and naps more »

EZCare is #1 in Customer Service

EZCare is #1 in Customer Service

We really felt the love this Valentine’s Day. Thanks to our customers, we’re happy to report that EZCare has been voted #1 in Customer Service for child care software – again! When considering a child care software, there’s more to think about than just the prices and features. What about more »

6 Low Cost Marketing Ideas for your Childcare Center

6 Low Cost Marketing Ideas for your Childcare Center

If you’re running a small to midsize childcare business with a “bare bones” advertising budget, enrollment time can be a painful waiting game as you wait for new registrations to trickle in. Luckily, marketing your center doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive if you incorporate a few tried and 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 »