Mar 5, 2021 1:07:58 PM

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

Childcare | Preschool | Business | ECE | COVID-19
Note: The proposed American Rescue Plan will likely change before it’s approved by the U.S. government. We will update this post as we learn new information. This post was last updated on 3/8/21. At brightwheel, we believe that early education is critical for ...
Mar 2, 2021 4:00:00 PM

How to Find Great Teachers for Your Childcare Center and Preschool

Childcare | Preschool | Business | ECE | COVID-19
This article is an excerpt from The Childcare Director’s Complete Toolkit for Hiring Great Staff. Download your free kit today!  Finding and hiring great teachers for your childcare center and preschool isn’t easy right now. A December 2020 study from NAEYC ...
Feb 23, 2021 6:46:44 PM

Curriculum Planning 101: How to Build Lesson Plans for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Childcare | Preschool | Business | ECE
A developmentally appropriate curriculum is a cornerstone of any great early learning program. Your curriculum serves to put your philosophy into practice and to showcase the intention and skill your teachers bring to their work. Although there are many ...
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 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 ...
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