New Year’s Eve may be a worldwide holiday, but every parent knows the real end of the year is when the kids get out of school. As the beginning of summer vacation approaches, kids everywhere are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the last day of school, but for many parents, the real anxiety is just about to come. Parents don’t get the summer off of work, but now they have children to take care of all during the day—and the last thing a parent wants is their child being ignored or forgetting everything they learned over the school year. So how does a busy parent make sure their child is attended to and intellectually stimulated during the three months they have away from the classroom?


Countless parents decide that summer childcare programs are the perfect solution to keep their children entertained and learning during the lazy days of summer. Most large school districts and many public community centers offer programs that offer you and your children the consistent structure of the school year without feeling like a total chore (trust us, the last words your child wants to hear at the end of the school year are “Summer School!”). These programs offer time and opportunities for your child to socialize, exercise, get outdoors, take unique field trips, and pick up new hobbies, all while subtly reinforcing age-appropriate lessons and skills to make sure they don’t lose all they were taught over the year. With a chance to make new friends, discover new passions, and get out their energy every day, hopefully your child will be just as excited to go to these summer care programs as you are taking them there.

Of course, with all the exciting opportunities your child has during summer care programs, you wouldn’t be judged for worrying about how you’ll keep up with what your child is discovering. Many parents want to be kept totally in the loop about their child’s day-to-day education, and the smartest summer programs will make every effort to stay up-to-date with the technology that allows parents and program leaders to stay on the same page about what their child is doing, learning, and creating. New apps like PreciouStatus offer direct and daily communication between parents, program operators, and administrators, as well as helpful tools like activity descriptions, behavioral logs, and even the ability to share photos throughout the day! If your summer childcare program doesn’t offer the tools to keep you well-connected, suggest PreciouStatus as an app to increase parental engagement, and have them call (888) 959-8982 or email us at today to learn more about the #1 app for keeping parents in the loop with their children’s development.

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