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Monday, December 08, 2014

Top Ten Tips for Parents Evaluating Childcare Facilities

1. Get Setup

Choose three childcare facilities for evaluation that are preferably between your work and home. Ideally choose one that is closer to work because if you get caught in traffic on the way to pick up your kids you could end up being very late. Many childcare facilities charge a per-minute fee for late pickups and if they’re close to work you’ll always be near if they get sick or need to go home early.

2. Evaluate the Facility

Depending on the age range, evaluate how the staff is interacting with the other children. Do they hold the small children on their laps? Do they play with the children and do projects with them? Do you sense that they like the children and relate to them?

3. Evaluate the Staff

Evaluate the staff. How long have they worked there? Are they there for the children? Evaluate the staff turnover rate. Turnover can confuse and disappoint children. How many children are there per staff member? U.S. States mandate a strict minimum ratio and some might surpass the minimum, but being in compliance doesn’t necessarily mean that a higher quantity is better.
  1. Infants: Optimally there will be between three and four infants per staff member.
  2. 1 to 2 year olds: Optimally there will be between two and four 1 to 2 year olds per staff member.
  3. Preschoolers: Optimally there will be between seven and ten preschoolers per staff member.

4. Philosophy

Do you agree with their policies? What are their policies on discipline? Are their beliefs in line with your own on subjects like religion? What is their policy on sick children?

5. Ask Questions

How long have they been in business? How is food distributed? Have they been trained in CPR?

6. Take the Tour

Do an examination of all the areas your child will use. Most childcare facilities will offer a tour. Take the tour and take notes. Keep score and then compare scores with other childcare facilities. Is it a happy place? Is the atmosphere pleasant and bright? Are there enough toys for the kids?

7. Software

Do they have an online school payment software system such as EduTuit that you can use to make payments? Do they accept credit cards or ACH debit? Can you manage your own account online?

8. Regulation

Are they licensed? Although guidelines vary from state to state, there are basic guidelines that all childcares must follow. You'll be hard-pressed to find one that isn't licensed and still operating but it's worth mentioning that there are laws and regulations that you may want to review particular to your state.

9. Outdoors

Is there a fenced-in outside area for kids to play? Schools are more likely to spend more time planning the inside than the outside, and kids will wear out clothes faster outside if it’s all concrete (along with knees and elbows), so look for lots of grass. Make sure you walk out there and see for yourself. Are there outdoor toys and different areas for your kids to play?

10. Go With Your Gut Feeling

Would your children want to stay there all day? Is this an environment your children will feel comfortable? You know your children better than anybody, and you know the home in which they live. Is this place a fun and inviting atmosphere for them?

Be sure to read all of their policies. Does their payment schedule conform to yours? Find out about additional costs. Look at their holiday schedule and prices, and get a copy of their full schedule. Do you have any special needs? Are you separated or divorced, let them know and ask them how they handle dual-custody. Compare all of this data from all three childcare facilities and it’ll help you to make the best choice for where your kids will spend a great deal of their time.

posted @ Monday, December 08, 2014 7:01 AM | Feedback (0) |

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Childcare Money Collecting (Daycares and Aftercares)

With EduTuit you will know exactly who owes you, how much, what they paid, what they haven't paid, and you can automatically let EduTuit do the collecting. We guarantee that you won't find an easier way to manage your accounts receivables. For Free Information:



EduTuit Corp.
268 Brevard Avenue
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 1-877-273-8848
Fax: 321-222-9572
http://www.edutuit.com

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:42 AM | Feedback (0) |

Friday, January 10, 2014

Private Schools Found a New Revenue Stream

Private Schools in North America Found a New Revenue Stream

There is a new breed of lightweight full-featured school billing software beginning to raise eyebrows, and it’s causing schools to rethink how they do collections. Schools that previously outsourced their tuitions are turning around and finding better options for performing tuitions collections, cheaper, and simpler. Private schools in North America now have options for taking back the millions of dollars that previously went to third party companies.

Here’s how: Outsourcing companies are charging about $40.00 to families over the tuition cost of sending their children to private school. But a new breed of much less expensive software has risen and is beginning to hack away at these behemoths.

EduTuit SFS is a complete full-featured school payment software. It still automates all the tasks outsourcing companies perform, but costs up to 75% less. Some clever schools are switching to the new system, yet charging parents the same amount as the previous year, netting schools as much as $30,000 per year or more on their balance sheet. Parents manage their own accounts, and schools can print reports or export data to their ledgers.

The software isn’t just for private schools, but public schools are just as interested in the software system. Schools can use the customizable features to dress-up the site in their colors, graphics, and text, giving it a personalized feel. It can be linked back to the schools primary website or be used as their stand-alone site. One school in Colorado found EduTuit SFS useful for billing parents for STEM supplies. Parents can be optionally compelled to pay for everything in order to complete enrollment, and if they haven’t paid the school then the system will continue to send reminders to pay. Other schools love the usefulness of the Field-Trip system, which broadcasts announcements to parents, who can also pay online. Print a report on the day of the field-trip and know exactly who has paid and who hasn’t. In addition there are many other features, such as online credit card or ACH payments, fundraisers, and a school store where schools can sell anything online 24 hours per day.

Schools wanting an alternative to Smart Tuition, Facts Management, or Rediker may want to take a good look at EduTuit SFS School Software. It’s making tuitions collections easier and much cheaper.

Public schools wanting to automate enrollment, charge parents for fees, field-trips, STEM, sell things, or run a fundraiser, should also look into it.

For Free Information: (877) 273-TUIT

www.edutuit.com

 

posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 6:35 PM | Feedback (0) |

EduTuit Announces New Fundraiser Feature in its Software

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Blog post by Mark Weber

Johnny Juarez had a music school called Rock Zone in suburban Buffalo, New York. Students would come to the Rock Zone weekly for music lessons, and they (or their parents) would be responsible for paying for those lessons. As a business owner, musician, and marketer, Johnny had a lot on his mind. It was hard to keep track of who paid what when for music lessons. If only Johnny had known about EduTuit’s CFS—“Course Financial System.” It’s a smart way to handle the collection of tuition payments from students. EduTuit’s CFS serves a very helpful function to any school (or business) charging students, clients or customers tuition and other fees. CFS doesn’t require any downloads or installations; instead, CFS is a customizable, secure pay site so you can take payments over the Internet for course transactions. CFS has many benefits, including its powerful auto-pay scheduler, automated billing and invoicing, as well as an opportunity to sell stuff online in a school store. As a stand-alone web portal, CFS works on its own or can interface with your existing website. In addition, EduTuit’s CFS allows you to design, schedule, and, most importantly, sell custom courses for anything. Want to offer online painting lessons, anger management seminars, or divorce counseling? CFS is the way to get paid online in a professional, easy-to-use manner. With several great features, EduTuit’s CFS can truly help people with their online billing needs. Hi Victor, It's a good thing you're offering! -Mark Weber

posted @ Friday, December 20, 2013 2:32 AM | Feedback (0) |

Friday, January 25, 2013

Tell Your School About EduTuit - Collect $100

Tell Your School About EduTuit - Collect $100!


Parents, teachers, administrators, or relatives who submit EduTuit to K-12 schools with more than 300 students, which ends in a sale, will collect $100, and schools with less than 300 students collect $50 - as our thanks!


Rules: Offer expires June 30, 2014. You must tell us about your submission on our Contact Us form within one day of our first contact with the school. Void where prohibited by law.


Contact:



EduTuit Corp.
268 Brevard Avenue
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 1-877-273-8848
Fax: 321-222-9572
http://www.edutuit.com

posted @ Friday, January 25, 2013 1:35 PM | Feedback (0) |

Thursday, January 24, 2013

School Management Software With Autopay

Parents Autopay schools using EduTuit. 


Parents adding a credit card or a bank account number have the option to turn Autopay on/off. Schools can also make this feature mandatory, requiring parents to pay at predetermined intervals.


To have your school setup with Autopay or to discuss options please submit your contact information on our contact form now or call us at: 877-273-8848.



posted @ Thursday, January 24, 2013 10:19 AM | Feedback (0) |

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

K-12 Independent School Facts Tuition Makes a Full Recovery

If the parents at your school are paying an outsourcing company $43 per year to make tuition payments, then your school can recover 75% of that money today by switching to EduTuit as their payment processor and continuing to charge parents the same amount. This leaves $33 per family to be redistributed how the school chooses.

A school with 1000 families can recover $33,000 per year by making the switch.

Click here to go to our main page to arrange a demo.

facts management


posted @ Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:48 AM | Feedback (0) |

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Schools Save Tens Of Thousands By Changing School Billing Systems

Outsourcing tuitions collections was a phenomenon of the past twenty years which many schools are now rethinking and replacing with leased school payment software, alone or as an addendum to their school management system.  Schools who outsource their tuition collections, enrollments, and school billing systems can take back up to $30,000 or more per year.

So many schools are abandoning the full service outsourcing model and looking for simpler more efficient alternatives. This is why we spent years in development and created EduTuit School Financial System (SFS), to address this real need. EduTuit is a free enrollment, scheduling, and billing system for schools. And with EduTuit each school gets their own unique web presence which is highly customizable using the school’s colors, logos, banners, pictures, and messages.

            Free school management software
            Personalize for your school
            Powerful and versatile
            Field trip manager
            Scheduled billing
            School store
            Fundraising
            Reporting
            Invoicing


Schools can decidedly configure EduTuit to charge parents the sum of what they paid in the previous year, including the costs parents paid to the outsourcing companies, and then redistribute the difference into the school or pass back a portion to the parents.  EduTuit only charges $10 per student, whereas outsourcing companies charge as much as $40 - $50 per family.  A school with 1,000 students can recover $20,000 - $30,000 per year this way.  Everybody saves money and that impacts schools directly by having the versatility to redistribute the income, instead of leaving it to an outside company.

Resuming your tuitions collections through EduTuit is easy.  It was designed to shift a majority of the work-load onto the parents to manage their own accounts.  No additional staff is needed, no IT department, only an internet connection and a single administrator.  “This is how our vision of the internet works for schools in the future: Schools sign-up for a service and parents pay for it, parents make their payments online and the monies go directly to schools.”  Existing enrollment databases can be imported by EduTuit, and new enrollments usually can be done in 30 seconds or less.  It’s virtually no more work than before, and it’s a huge savings.  Technical support is included in the cost, and everything is hosted on our award winning partners’ secure servers.

Other receivables such as lunches, field trips, fundraisers, school store items, or any miscellaneous fees can all be paid by parents online.  There is no other system with the power and flexibility of EduTuit SFS.   Sign-up now for the current school year or start planning for the next.  Give us a call today to find out how we can help you take back your tuitions collections.

For more information on EduTuit SFS school software, please visit: http://www.edutuit.com .

About EduTuit EduTuit was founded in 2010 and developed school online payment systems from scratch. We offer generous support packages because we believe strongly in our products and services.

Contact:



EduTuit Corp.
268 Brevard Avenue
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 1-877-273-8848
Fax: 321-222-9572
http://www.edutuit.com

posted @ Thursday, January 17, 2013 5:55 PM | Feedback (1) |

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

K-12 School Software

School Software
EduTuit SFS has a completely new and best in show software offering for K-12 schools who want to accept payments online for anything from field trips, lunch programs, fundraisers, STEM, books, etc. The system allows your school to create payment schedules and offer parents the ability to break-down their payments over weeks and months, or pay up-front. There is no limit to the ways you can customize EduTuit SFS for your school’s needs. Call us today to find out more.

About EduTuit EduTuit was founded in 2010 and developed school online payment systems from scratch. We offer generous support packages because we believe strongly in our products and services.

Contact:



EduTuit Corp.
268 Brevard Avenue
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 1-877-273-8848
Fax: 321-222-9572
http://www.edutuit.com

posted @ Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:39 AM | Feedback (0) |

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