Spring is here! Flowers are starting to bloom, animals are coming to life, and many programs are in full swing with new families. It’s the perfect time for your program to blossom—start with simplifying your curriculum planning and using our subsidies feature to get a clearer picture of agency payments.
Don’t miss the “Build Connections” section of this email! We’re here to help share 50 ways to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day.
NEW: You can now drag-and-drop activities to rooms with the Learning Library!
We’ve made improvements to our learning feature! Easily create lesson plans, assign room plans, and log student observations with our new Learning Library! This new-and-improved feature allows you to save lesson templates in one central repository and assign them to rooms for faster and more intuitive lesson planning. Try it out now!
Teacher Appreciation Week is fast approaching! From Monday, May 8th to Friday, May 12th, celebrate all the hard work your teachers do to uplift our next generation. This blog post highlights 50 creative ways to show appreciation for the early educators at your program to boost morale, recognize their hard work, and build community at your center.
💡Tip: Send an admin-to-parent message to remind families about Teacher Appreciation Week and ask them to show extra appreciation to educators!
💡 Tip: You can track agency payments with our subsidies management tool
This spring, save time by tracking agency payments with this new feature! Only released in the new year, our subsidies experience displays at-a-glance student balances across private and agency payers so you can easily see where payments are coming from. To start, add your agencies as payers and set up bill plans. Track agency payments today!
💻 *Coming soon* Log activities on the web. In the coming weeks, you’ll be able to log activities from both the web and mobile apps.
📹 *Coming Soon* Add videos to observations. Stay tuned—soon, you’ll be able to add videos to observations to more easily share developmental milestone progress.
📺 FREE webinar on behavior management in the classroom on Wednesday, 4/26! Come with questions and learn how to identify, prevent, and manage challenging classroom behaviors from Robin Maddox, Clay’s Director of Behavioral Health and Licensed Family Therapist. Sign up here!
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