Daycare Form Templates

Streamline daycare operations with a mobile app

Published 6 Apr 2022

What is a Daycare Form?

A daycare form is a tool used by educators and daycare providers to ensure that daycare operations are up to standard and that child care data is processed in an organized manner. Information gathered from daycare forms can serve as supporting documents for a child observation report.

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This article will discuss the following:

The Importance of Daycare 

Daycare providers and childcare workers help parents navigate the early stages of childhood development. While daycare is often a necessity for two-income households, it can also be an option for parents who still want to be involved in the day-to-day activities of their child, but are in need of professional help or guidance.

Among the many tasks of childcare workers, one of the most crucial is nurturing a child’s interpersonal skills through positive learning environment and socialization and esteem-building activities. Since these developmental experiences take place during the formative years of a child’s life, it can shape their sense of self, others, and the world around them. 

How to Best Manage Daycare 

Since daycare is usually not a prerequisite for entering primary school, it can be difficult to sustain enrollment throughout the year. While each daycare is unique and has its own philosophy of early childhood learning, there are a few best practices on managing operations for both increased enrollment and child achievement.

Involve the Community

A traditional African proverb states that it takes a village to raise a child and that still rings true today. While there may be issues with asking every member of the community to participate in daycare activities, the opposite is much easier. Aside from attending local events, another tip would be to form connections with pediatricians, realtors, and HR departments. It’s in their interest to know about the daycare as their patients, clients, and employees may ask about childcare services in the area.

Have an Online Presence

A daycare should have at least either a Facebook page or a website. If the daycare does have a Facebook page, it’s important to always think carefully about what to post. Additionally, make sure that the page is active (posting frequently) and responsive to comments made by parents.

As for the daycare website, though hiring a professional to help set it up can result in a better-looking and more complete website, it’s also possible to do this on one’s own through user-friendly tools like WordPress.

Use a Digital Daycare Form

Sending updates to parents is simply more convenient with a digital daycare form. With one tap or click, you can let parents know if their child is struggling or succeeding, the specific activities their child likes/dislikes, and the steps they can take to hasten their child’s development. Using a digital form also allows you to record and track each child’s performance and cognitive development. This gives you further insight as to what technique works best for the child and where their strengths lie.

iAuditor Digital Daycare Forms 

Streamline daycare operations by using iAuditor, the world’s leading operations platform. 

  • Save time and easily accomplish daycare forms on your mobile device, tablet, or computer. 
  • Generate comprehensive reports with photos, notes, and corrective actions.
  • Save child care data in the cloud for easy access, storage, and sharing.

Get started for free with iAuditor or download one of our top daycare form templates below.

SafetyCulture staff writer

SafetyCulture staff writer

Erick Brent Francisco

Erick Brent Francisco is a content writer and researcher for SafetyCulture since 2018. As a content specialist, he is interested in learning and sharing how technology can improve work processes and workplace safety. His experience in logistics, banking and financial services, and retail helps enrich the quality of information in his articles.

Erick Brent Francisco is a content writer and researcher for SafetyCulture since 2018. As a content specialist, he is interested in learning and sharing how technology can improve work processes and workplace safety. His experience in logistics, banking and financial services, and retail helps enrich the quality of information in his articles.