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How Do You Make Time for Teaching?

You started your child care center with a few clients that you could focus your attention on. You started your center because you love teaching and caring for kids. You didn’t start your center because you love sending bills, collecting payments and worrying about how you’ll promote your center.

In the beginning, you could manage the few bills and collections you had. After all, just a few accounts to manage don’t consume that much time. You were still happily spending most of your time with your center’s children.

Fast forward only a couple of years.

You’re pulling your hair out because you have more children at your center. Not because you don’t love teaching and caring for them, but because you have to manage the administrative end of having more children to care for.

You’re pulling your hair out because you can’t focus on what inspired you to start your business in the first place. You’ve lost touch with your passion!

Get it back!

“Jackrabbit gives me what I need to keep my finger on every financial detail. Statements work well for me and what’s even better is that our parents like them. They get it and appreciate how much easier the software makes it to interact with us.”Barbara Bone, Child Education Centers

“Jackrabbit Care’s web-based format is liberating. Whether I need to answer important questions for parents, double-check work done by other staff members or kick off billing, I can now do so from my home.” – Cristin Jensen, Central Christian Academy

Jackrabbit gives you the ability to do these things by leveraging automation and the internet.

Enrollment and Online Registration | Jackrabbit gives you the ability to share class listings on your website or in emails sent to prospects. You can also offer enrollment and online registration via a kiosk, laptop or iPad in your lobby. For families who are already your customers, you can offer the use of a secure Parent Portal from the smartphone that’s always in their pocket.

Parent Portal | Jackrabbit provides a portal option where your parents can securely do everything they need to do for you from the convenience of their computer, iPad or smartphone.

Clock for Staff Time Tracking | Jackrabbit helps you eliminate the need for manually tracking your staff’s time by providing a clock for check-in and check-out. This gives your staff the responsibility for making sure they follow your check-in and out policies to get paid accurately for the hours they work.

Streamlined Payments | Having a system for safely storing banking and credit card information that is used to quickly, easily and accurately collect payments and update accounts is transformational for your business. The time consumed by this streamlined process disappears and time to teach is yours again.

24/7/365 Access | Being away at a competition, on vacation or sitting in the school pick-up line doesn’t matter because Jackrabbit is accessible via the internet. Secure login gets registered users the ability to find information, do work, kick off billing or communicate with parents (or staff) from wherever they have access to the internet. Extensive permissions give owners complete control over the amount of information users can see and use.

Dashboard and Reporting | Owners and managers are totally informed about their businesses via Jackrabbit’s Reporting features and the convenient (and customizable) Dashboard. Key performance indicators are easily tracked on the Dashboard and a comprehensive list of reports allows value, decision-impacting details to rise to the top for help owners and managers.

Quick and Easy Processing | Jackrabbit processes such as enrolling students, collecting payments, sending emails, and updating accounts are streamlined to remove the rote tasks that consume your time. All of your information is in a single database, so any student, class, payment, or staff details are available with a few clicks.

The internet and streamlined processes quicken or eliminate rote tasks and give parents and employees control over their own data so you are free to be the teacher again. You’re unchained from your computer to spend face-time with parents and re-enter the fun and energetic part of your business that drew you in at the start.

Voila! You’re a teacher again!

“We can grow because we aren’t constantly stuck in the day-to-day. I can make strategic plans and actually have time to act on them.” – Mike Arndt, Christ Church Children’s Center

“The pace of our growth never could have continued without Jackrabbit Care. Without it, managing our growth would have been overwhelming. Automating processes – such as APEC’s  enrollment – have been fantastic in freeing up staff for more meaningful tasks.”Angie Dutch, APEC Learning Center

So the short answer to the question, “How Do You Make Time for Teaching?” is simple: “Get Jackrabbit!”

About the Author:

As part of Jackrabbit's Education team, Amber develops Best Practices, communicates upcoming enhancements, and moderates the Jackrabbit Software Users Group on Facebook. Amber enjoys watching football and traveling in her free time!

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