Mar 5, 2021 1:07:58 PM

What the Biden Administration's American Rescue Plan Means for Childcare Providers

COVID-19 | ECE current events | Public policy | Financial health
Note: This post was last updated on March 12th, 2021. At brightwheel, we believe that early education is critical for shaping a healthy, thriving society. In addition to its immense impact on child development, early education is also a must for working ...
Feb 17, 2021 9:23:56 PM

Tips for Preventing Burnout for Childcare Staff

Childcare | Preschool | Business | ECE | COVID-19
Childcare providers have been working extra hard and managing a large amount of stress during COVID-19, leading to burnout and staff turnover. If you’re concerned about staff morale and retention, you’re not alone!  In our 5 Ways to Minimize Burnout for Your ...
Feb 16, 2021 12:06:05 PM

How to Get Preschoolers to Wear Face Masks During COVID-19

Childcare | Preschool | Business | ECE | COVID-19
This post was contributed by Lara Lofdahl, a former preschool teacher who specializes in developing emergent curriculum and nature-based education practices. When I heard that preschoolers were being asked to wear masks when our center reopened last August, I ...
Feb 12, 2021 4:20:01 PM

Team-Building Ideas for Childcare Staff

Childcare | Preschool | Business | ECE | COVID-19
As early educators, we know we need to create a positive, supportive, and trusting environment for the children and families we serve. In order to do this, we must also build those values into our team culture. Every member of your staff will be better able ...
Feb 9, 2021 9:27:32 AM

Your Guide to Building a More Resilient Childcare Center During COVID-19 Closures

Childcare | Business | Daycare | ECE | COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect millions of lives across the country, early childhood educators are adapting to rapidly changing health conditions, new local regulations, temporary closures, reopenings, and more. At brightwheel, we have the honor ...
Feb 8, 2021 2:31:46 PM

How to Celebrate Black History Month with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Childcare | Preschool | Business | ECE | COVID-19
February is Black History Month! Officially observed from February 1 to March 1 in the United States since 1976 (and unofficially celebrated for many years before), Black History Month is a time to recognize and celebrate Black achievements and contributions ...
Feb 5, 2021 3:20:35 PM

Distance Learning-Friendly Lesson Plans for Your Childcare Center to Try in 2021

Childcare | Preschool | Business | ECE | COVID-19
Adapting the magic of your classroom to the virtual space can feel challenging for new and experienced teachers alike. Establishing an effective distance learning program for your preschoolers requires being developmentally appropriate while also being ...
Feb 2, 2021 10:16:17 AM

How to Improve Your Childcare Business's Online Presence to Attract Families

Childcare | Preschool | Business | ECE | COVID-19
This article is an excerpt from our eBook, How to Achieve Your 2021 Enrollment Goals with brightwheel. Download your free copy today! Today, more and more parents conduct the majority of their childcare research online. Recent studies show that 93% of ...
Jan 29, 2021 2:52:56 PM

Daycare Daily Sheets: The Ultimate Guide for Childcare Providers

Childcare | Preschool | Business | ECE | COVID-19
Whether you’re a classroom teacher or childcare director, proactive, ongoing, and open parent communication is a critical aspect of your job. Parents want and need to know about the ins and outs of their child’s day when they’re not around. Daily sheets are a ...
Jan 22, 2021 1:00:00 PM

How to Host a Great Virtual Tour of Your Childcare Center or Preschool

Childcare | Preschool | Business | ECE | COVID-19
This article is an excerpt from our eBook, How to Achieve Your 2021 Enrollment Goals with brightwheel. Download your free copy today! Virtual tours are quickly gaining popularity among early education centers during COVID-19. Not only do they limit the number ...
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