Did you know how expensive childcare was going to be? For some, it might not even seem worth it to go back to work, depending on your income level. According to Care.com, the average family spends $18,000 a year on childcare. But the good news is that you are most likely eligible for the child and dependent care tax credit, which will help. And hopefully your employer offers a Flexible Spending Account, or FSA. Here is what you need to know to take advantage of these tax benefits.
As a preschool teacher you juggle many tasks all day. Communicating with parents, reading to your class at circle time, tracking student progress, providing handwriting practice, quizzing students on the basics--there’s an app for that, right? Yep! From staying organized to making use of your classroom technology, here’s our guide to free back to school apps for preschool teachers.
You’re a preschool teacher, so we know you must be highly organized and creative, with excellent time management and multitasking skills. Basically as close to a superhero as they come. But even you could use a little help from technology! How do you keep track of late pickups and parent-teacher conference sign ups? What about posting photos of your kids’ latest art project, or jotting down an on-the-fly observation? Where do you get inspiration for fresh lesson ideas? How will you use the new set of iPads that were just donated to your school? You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. As you head back to school this month, here are 5 tools you should be using in your preschool classroom.
Logistics aside, one of the biggest differentiators between different schools is program type. If you’re not familiar the jargon can get confusing, so we’ve put together a primer to help you in your search.
As the parent of a wee one, you might have a love-hate relationship with technology. On the one hand the convenience of your smartphone is undeniable, but at the same time you want to limit screen time for your child. Maybe you already have a bunch of apps on your phone to keep your rugrat entertained while you wait for takeout or at the doctor’s office, but there are a few essential tools every parent of a little one should be armed with.