Jan 4, 2016 7:59:11 PM

Managing Preschool Billing

Preschool | Business | Daycare
If you run a preschool, we bet that paperwork gives you more headaches than crying toddlers. Tracking sign-ins and sign-outs, logging meals and potty trips, generating monthly invoices, your to-do list is endless. We often hear that billing causes the most ...
Jan 4, 2016 7:54:00 PM

Tips for Starting a Childcare Business

Childcare | Preschool | Business | Daycare
Maybe you’re a mommy who can’t find the perfect childcare center to trust your little one with, or maybe you’ve noticed a need in your community for quality childcare. Whatever your launch point, you’ve made the big decision to leap into the childcare ...
Jan 4, 2016 10:36:28 AM

Using Technology in Your Early Childhood Education Setting

Childcare | Edtech | Preschool | Daycare | ECE
Technology in early childhood education?? Don’t our little ones already see us glued to our devices and screens enough? Don’t they already get exposed to too much technology too soon? We more than understand if you’re skeptical. But hear us out. When you hear ...
Dec 3, 2015 12:12:46 PM

2015 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo Recap

Childcare | Edtech | NAEYC | Preschool | Business | Daycare | ECE
Two weeks ago we made our inaugural trip to the annual National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conference & expo in Orlando. What an inspiring & collaborative experience! The theme of this year’s event was “The Power of the ...
Dec 1, 2015 12:10:56 PM

How to Write the Perfect Daycare Business Plan

Childcare | Business | Daycare
If you're planning on opening a daycare, one of the first things you'll need is a comprehensive business plan. Whether you’re a child care professional with a vision or a parent who sees a need, you’ve got your work cut out for you. In this article, we're ...
Nov 11, 2015 12:13:50 PM

Why Early Education Matters

Business | Daycare | ECE | Parents
  What's early education? In the U.S., we tend to think about education as starting when kids enter kindergarten. For the most part, it’s the entry into our public school system and, for many kids, it’s the start of their first full-day program. Our systems, ...
Nov 9, 2015 7:35:30 PM

Brightwheel to Sponsor the 2015 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo

NAEYC | Daycare | ECE
  Drumroll, please: We’re very excited to announce that we’re heading to Orlando next week to be a part of the NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo! We will be exhibiting at booth #240, so come by and say howdy! At the expo, we’re thrilled to be the lead sponsor ...
Nov 5, 2015 10:08:49 AM

How to Manage Childcare Billing

Childcare | Business | Daycare
If you run a childcare business, we bet that paperwork gives you more headaches than crying babies. Tracking sign-ins and sign-outs, logging meals and potty trips, generating monthly invoices, your to-do list is endless. We often hear that billing causes the ...
Oct 26, 2015 7:31:01 PM

How to Get Kids to Talk About the School Day

Daycare | Parents
  Here’s the setting: You just picked your daughter up from preschool, you buckle her in the car seat and head towards home. You: “What did you learn at school today?” Kid: Blank stare out the window. You: “Well, what did you do at school?” Kid: “What’s for ...
Oct 15, 2015 12:17:56 PM

The Importance of Play

Daycare | ECE | Parents
To quote the inimitable Fred Rogers, “Play is really the work of childhood.” In recent years the importance of play for the youngest learners has been threatened by the pressure to develop kindergarten readiness in preschool. Common core has set the stage for ...
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