Always be Learning

Always be Learning

by Gaye Weinberger Throughout my career, regardless of industry, one of the keys to success is constantly educating myself. The world we encounter is changing swiftly with technology driving much of the change. Staying in tune with the tools available to expedite...

5 New Places to Advertise Your Daycare

5 New Places to Advertise Your Daycare

By Melissa Fiorenza Facebook ads, check. Google AdWords, check. Feeling a little been-there, done-that when it comes to advertising your child care center? To boost inquiries in your facility and capture more leads, try advertising the highlights of your child care...

10 Quotes Every Working Mom Can Relate To

By Melissa Fiorenza Listen, I think working moms and stay-at-home moms are equally fabulous, equally hardworking, and equally exhausted. And I’m sure SAHMs could have their own long list of “what all of us can relate to”-isms. But me personally, I only know one life...

How to Get Parents Bragging about Your Child Care Center

How to Get Parents Bragging about Your Child Care Center

By Melissa Fiorenza Childcare center owners, managers, assistant managers, staff: you know way more than I do when it comes to running a business and making all sorts of parents happy. But if you’ve ever wondered what moms talk about when we’re trading notes on our...

How to End the Child Care Center Cycle of Chaos

How to End the Child Care Center Cycle of Chaos

by Nicholas Molik Director: "Good morning, Sunflower Child Care Center, Michelle speaking. How can I help you?" Potential Parent: "Good morning, Michelle. My name is Kathy and our family is moving to the area in a few months. We have 6-month-old twins and I'm curious...

5 Must-Have Summertime Products for Daycare

5 Must-Have Summertime Products for Daycare

By Melissa Fiorenza   Kid stores right now are overflowing with swimsuits, sunglasses, sunscreens, fans, floaties, way-too-complicated-sprinkler thingies, and more. You name it, it’s front and center when you walk through the entrance in big, bright, beckoning...

Leveraging MAX to Increase Efficiency

Leveraging MAX to Increase Efficiency

By John Miller The child care center business is constantly changing.  I'm not insinuating that it changes a lot over the span of a few years, I am saying that it changes every minute.  In a child care center, no day is like the next.  When their job is to manage the...

My 3 Non-Negotiable Things to Look for in a Child Care Center

My 3 Non-Negotiable Things to Look for in a Child Care Center

By Melissa Fiorenza A few things my close friends and family all know about me: I’m a bit of a worrier; a tad hypochondriac, a smidge germaphobe, a pinch over-reactor. (I sound like a lot of fun, right?) I’m ‘fessing up though so you can imagine how selective I was...

Summer at Daycare: What Parents Need to Know

Summer at Daycare: What Parents Need to Know

By Melissa Fiorenza During the summertime, there are a slew of tips out there regarding the well-being of kids at the beach, the pool, on the Fourth of July, etc. But for those of us whose kids spend much of their time at daycare, what do parents need to know? I asked...

Why a Mobile App for Daycare Makes PERFECT Sense

Why a Mobile App for Daycare Makes PERFECT Sense

By Melissa Fiorenza When my husband and I toured daycares nearly three years ago, every center said the same thing, “You will receive a handwritten daily report at pick-up.” However there was one other place that stood out. One hi-tech daycare offered an online...