The benefits of joining Smartcare University

We understand that childcare owners start their own businesses to foster their love of children. Many of you have a passion to provide high-quality early learning in your communities and a deep desire to teach the littlest learners with love, care, and support (and lots of giggles!).

Chances are, you didn’t start a business because you believe that licensing requirements, income statements, and teacher-to-child ratios are fun.

Sound familiar?

We created Smartcare University to support you and your staff—to help childcare directors learn and grow in areas of business where they may need an extra hand. While we can’t promise to make budgeting fun, we can promise to provide extra business support, advice, and help to passionate, dedicated people like you.

Improve your business

Running a childcare business is hard. Limited time, tight profit margins, and high expectations leave childcare owners and directors working 24/7. Learn tips and tricks from experts in the industry to save time, gain efficiencies, and improve your business.

Increase your education

Smartcare University will help you stay up-to-date on childcare trends and things you need to know—for free. Learn more about the childcare industry while improving your centers. It’s a win-win.

Join your peers

Join a community of childcare directors, owners, and other experts in the industry. Get help, and learn from and provide insight to others who are “in the trenches” with you.

Upcoming Webinar!

Three Ways Technology Positively Impacts Early Learning

Thursday, November 8th - 1:00PM EST

Gone are the days when childcare was solely about ensuring child safety, changing diapers, and delivering bottles and meals. Today’s educators and parents expect technology to be part of their solution, and leading early education providers are adapting. In this webinar, we’ll focus on the impact of technology on three groups:

- Childcare businesses 
- Educators
- Parents 

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On the horizon


Setting SMART Goals for Your Childcare Center in 2019

Thursday, December 6th - 1:00PM EST

Setting SMART goals is one of your best bets to make sure your goals get off the ground, find life, and reach the finish line. SMART goals are:

  • Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely

Using the SMART strategy can help you refine broad goals that have been hard to quantify, into goals that help turn your business into a booming success.

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Three Trends to Expect in in Early Learning in 2019 and Beyond

Thursday, January 3rd - 1:00PM EST

Research continues to show that high-quality early childhood education programs can set children up for future success in life—even producing improved graduation rates!

As the landscape of early learning continues to grow, and more research is done, it is important to keep up with the latest. Your childcare center, too, can be a space of growth and development for the children in your care. 

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Three Ways to Make a Smooth Transition from One Software to Another

Thursday, February 7th - 1:00PM EST

Like many small businesses, childcare centers often go through a period of trial and error before finding what tools click with their particular needs. On this webinar, we will discuss:

  • The best time of year to make the switch
  • How to provide comprehensive staff training
  • Bonus tips!

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Previously Recorded Webinars

What Millennials are Expecting from Childcare Providers

Over 80% of babies being born in the U.S. are to millennial parents. These parents have come to expect a high level of communication, accessibility, and intuitive technology from the services they select.

We’ve compiled hard-hitting stats on this population that reveal how they:

  • Prefer to communicate
  • Research purchase decisions online
  • Work, compared to previous generations

5 Budget Improving Basics

Creating an accurate monthly budget is important to every childcare center. While spending time reviewing your financial statements and building a detailed budget is important, many busy center owners and directors can benefit from 5 easy to calculate metrics that will help improve profitability while maintaining quality of care and education.

Work smarter, not harder, with Smartcare

Smartcare is a state-of-the-art, child care management platform that is easy to use and extremely affordable for centers of all sizes. We make it easy to track enrollment, attendance, invoices, electronic payments, emergency contact information, and more.