Technology has grown by leaps and bounds in the last decade. While it does have its drawbacks, like reducing the precious time people spend in actual interaction with each other, what with children these days texting their parents from the other room that they will not be joining them for dinner, it does have wonderful benefits, too.
Daycare technology has revolutionized the daycare industry. It’s even easier for daycare owners in today’s day and age to manage their daycare centers with a greater sense of efficacy than ever before. Mind you, all of this is done with one objective in mind: to make the lives of the children that attend the daycare programs a lot easier.
The betterment of your child is paramount in daycare, and these wonderful benefits that technology offers, are aimed at ensuring that is never compromised.
Online Registration and Enrollment
Daycare solutions are made easier, when the vast amount of time that is otherwise required to process all those applications and paperwork manually, is eliminated thanks to the wonderful assistance daycare technology offers. Thanks to the online registration and enrollment systems in place, parents find it easy to sign up for daycare programs, while at the same time minimizing errors and ensuring all the information is accurate and up-to-date.
Child monitoring on your mind? Of course child safety is paramount, but you don’t want to worry too much about it. A common means of security nowadays involves a secure entry in a day care facility using a simple barcode scan. Not only does this prevent access to daycare by unauthorized visitors, but it also helps facilitate access to those most trusted family members or friends who you might authorize to pick up your child in case you can’t make it. All parents have to do is add that person, to whom a secure barcode will be sent, authorizing them to pick up their child.
Bonus: Thanks to that barcode scan, the entry process is rendered contact-free, thus making daycare centers, on the whole, less susceptible to germs. If flu season is just around the corner, you can rest assured that the last place your child will get the flu from, is from their daycare center!
Learning Tools and Methodologies
Thanks to progress in daycare technology, online learning and games are a big part of that daycare curriculum. A no-brainer, really, because technology is going to play a bigger role in our children’s lives than it ever did in ours. What this does, is help kids become technologically savvy faster, and even sharpen their cognitive skills. While virtual games are highly educational, they are interactive, too, and succinctly help stimulate learning. Educational technology is truly great, and it’s here to stay!
Flexibility of payment
Childcare is very costly for some people, and oftentimes parents are not able to make a single large payment towards exorbitant daycare fees. Daycare technology gives them that much-needed flexibility that helps them make smaller, monthly payments towards child care fees, automatically via credit card or as deductions from their checking account. What’s more, if you’re not all that technologically savvy yourself when it comes to making payments from your mobile phone, there are kiosks that you can make those payments from, at some daycare centers, when you come to drop off or pick up your child. Making payments in this manner helps ease the financial burden for many parents out there struggling to make ends meet.
Better Parent-Teacher Communication
Good parent-teacher communication is vital for the holistic development of children, especially in their early developing years. While back in the day the only way to get a sense of a child’s progress was through those parent-teacher meetings that were but a scant few, in today’s virtual world you can ‘meet’ their teachers whenever you feel like it, without the need of an appointment. Now, you can literally get updated on your child’s progress at the click of a button. If you want, you can keep track of all the work they have done in the classroom on a daily basis! Child monitoring was never easier!
It helps keep records
When you have apps that can measure the attendance of children and even teachers, it makes all those administrative duties a lot simpler. As in the admissions process, all the information is stored digitally, and hence there is no chance of any mistake. Besides keeping a track of attendance, technology can also be used to set in place a system for generating invoices for the payment of salaries, fees, and other billing requirements.
If ‘child safety’ is the first thing that comes to your mind when you find yourself on the verge of enrolling your child in a day care center, you have no need to fear. Thanks largely to technology, the safety systems in place in most daycare centers are top-notch. What’s better is, apart from the people who work at the daycare centers, even parents can check on their children at the mere click of a button. Knowing your child is ‘in safe hands’, is literally ‘in your hands’!
Licensing and Training
Daycare technology provides a boost to the vital process of licensing and training that center staff, owners and directors have to undergo now more than ever before. While these requirements vary from place to place, the basic requirement is this: hours of updated education every couple of years. Thanks to technology, the resources needed by daycare staff to continue their training have gotten ever more accessible over the years. To that effect, they can avail of online services and webinars, to keep themselves duly updated.
At EuroKids we place a great deal of emphasis on the technology we incorporate to ensure all our systems are running smoothly and efficiently. Making use of the best technology, we make the lives of the people who work with us, as well as parents and our children especially, a whole lot easier.