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What is the Week of the Young Child? The Week of the Young Child is sponsored by NAEYC and designed to celebrate early education, young children, teachers, and families. With daily themes like Music Monday and Work Together Wednesday, the Week of the Young Child encourages activities that enrich children’s learning more »

4 Ways Child Care Providers Can Better Connect With Parents

4 Ways Child Care Providers Can Better Connect With Parents

A child care provider’s job is to treat other people’s children as good as their parents would while they’re away, but how can you assure parents of that? Today’s parents are hurried and can’t often stop to chat when picking up or dropping off their children. Still, thanks to technology, more »

How to Clean Out Your Classroom Using KonMari

How to Clean Out Your Classroom Using KonMari

Marie Kondo is the author and creator of the KonMari method of organizing cluttered spaces. In her view, anything that doesn’t “spark joy,” as one of her books calls it, has no place in your life and should be thrown away. One wonders if she has ever stepped foot in more »

How to Set Prices for Your Child Care Business

How to Set Prices for Your Child Care Business

Given the number of working parents today, child care is a vital service and demand will only grow as more parents join the workforce. A child care center can range from a small home-based setup to a substantial operation using commercial premises. So, you love children and providing quality care more »

How To: Send Parents Shareable Photos from Your Child Care Program

How To: Send Parents Shareable Photos from Your Child Care Program

Create Post-Worthy Pics for Parents with a Big Pack of Sidewalk Chalk and Little Imaginations Step #1. Get the EZSmiles parent engagement app. EZSmiles is the best way for child care providers to connect with parents. See for yourself why parents and providers alike love EZSmiles: Step #2. Break out more »

5 Benefits of a Parent Engagement App

5 Benefits of a Parent Engagement App

    Day-to-day business demands leave little time for staff to interact with parents, but numerous studies suggest that children perform better when parents are engaged. So what’s a child care provider to do? While adding yet another initiative on your full plate may seem like an impossible feat, technology more »

SofterWare, Inc. Received a Philly.com 2017 Top Workplaces Award

SofterWare, Inc. Received a Philly.com 2017 Top Workplaces Award

SofterWare, Inc., the parent company of DonorPerfect Fundraising Growth Platform, EZCare Childcare Management Software, and SafeSave Payment Services, has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by Philly.com. SofterWare is honored to celebrate their sixth appearance on Philly.com’s annual Top Workplaces list. This award is especially significant because it’s made more »

Join Us at NAA17 for a Talk on Parent Engagement

Join Us at NAA17 for a Talk on Parent Engagement

We’re thrilled to be part of the National Afterschool Association’s (NAA17) Convention on March 19-22 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. The NAA Convention is the premier event for afterschool professionals. See the all-new EZCare! Make sure you stop by Booth #409 where we’ll be demonstrating our brand new more »

The All-New EZCare Is Here!

The All-New EZCare Is Here!

EZCare Software is an important next generation child care management solution, built on the foundation of 30 years of child care software experience. As a web-based, mobile-friendly application, EZCare makes it easy for centers and parents to access data anytime, anywhere, across multiple locations, on any device. Developed with the more »

The Top Child Care Tips of 2016

The Top Child Care Tips of 2016

We have recently ushered in a brand new year.  It’s a time for child care professionals to reflect upon the year that ended, review their successes and shortcomings, and renew their commitment to realizing both short and long term goals. EZCare child care management software has resolved to continue its more »

SofterWare President Named Philadelphia Inquirer Emerging Icon

SofterWare President Named Philadelphia Inquirer Emerging Icon

 Nathan Relles, President, SofterWareWho knew that more than 30 years after co-founding SofterWare with his friend and business partner, Doug Schoenberg, Nathan Relles would be recognized by his peers as an “emerging icon?” Nathan, who serves as President and Chief Innovation Officer of the Horsham, PA company, which designs user-friendly more »

See the all-new EZCare at NAEYC!

See the all-new EZCare at NAEYC!

EZCare is all new! Come check us out at NAEYC. This year, NAEYC’s annual conference takes place in beautiful Los Angeles, California. We’ll be there from November 2-5, and we hope to see you, too! Here’s what we’ve got for you at Booth #1622!   Get a first look at the more »

E-Book: 3 Easy Steps To Get Started With Online Payments

E-Book: 3 Easy Steps To Get Started With Online Payments

Your time is valuable! Why spend hours or days on billing when you can get it done in just minutes or seconds instead? Electronic payments through EZCare make life easier. By automating an otherwise manual process, you can find time to do the things that create real value for your more »

EZ on the Road: My Time at the 2016 Boost Conference

EZ on the Road: My Time at the 2016 Boost Conference

While Palm Springs is known for its epic star-studded music festivals, this past weekend buzzed with the arrival of a whole new kind of rockstar. The Boost Conference is an annual meetup of educators, administrators, directors, and more from before-and-after school programs across the country and beyond. The Boost Conference more »

Celebrate Your Staff During Teacher Appreciation Day (and Beyond)!

Celebrate Your Staff During Teacher Appreciation Day (and Beyond)!

This year, Teacher Appreciation Day falls on May 3. This special day is dedicated to celebrating teachers’ contributions to the lives of children as well as the important role they play in our local communities. Imagine how many teachers are inspiring the writers, scientists, leaders of social change, and innovators more »

EZCare Systems Status Page Live

EZCare Systems Status Page Live

Maintenance. Outage. Issue. Downtime. No matter what you call it, if your system isn’t available, we understand that it’s going to affect your performance and ability to get things done. It’s our goal to avoid unplanned outages (and, 99.9% of the time, we achieve this goal); but the reality is, sometimes more »