Simplifying your childcare center’s 2021 business plan

It’s a new year which means it’s the perfect opportunity to re-examine your center’s processes.  Easier said than done, right?

Luckily, we’re here to help. Our founder had over 30 years in the child care center game before launching LifeCubby, so we’re well acquainted with what it takes to successfully run your business.

Below are four reports all directors should be using in 2021 for you and your center’s best year yet.


Forecasting is one of the most important processes for any center. Unfortunately, it might also be one of your least favorite parts of the job. Luckily, LifeCubby includes forecasting as one of its 50+ built-in reports.

Our software lets you use your center’s historical data, including enrollment numbers, to help determine the direction of future trends, plan for anticipated expenses and allocate your budget accordingly.

Armed with this information you’ll be better equipped to forecast future growth, costs and more to help you predict how your center will perform in the future.

CACFP Tracking

Is your center one of the many across the U.S. that participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)?

If the answer is yes, LifeCubby makes the reimbursement process a breeze. Our software’s reimbursement reports prioritizes meals, automatically tallies meals in the Classroom App and provides CACFP meal count reports that can be generated either weekly or by a custom date range. LifeCubby also makes it easy for you to review CACFP totals in the Director’s Dashboard. 

By utilizing this app feature, you’ll eliminate tedious paperwork and free you up to focus on other things.


You’ve done your diligence and recruited the best teachers around.

Now, it’s time to ensure they’re set up for success and can provide the best care possible for the children by creating a staffing plan that works for your center.

A lot of factors go into scheduling, including overlaps, shifts, transitioning and ensuring the proper teacher-to-student ratios. By leveraging our staffing reports, you’ll gain a holistic view of your center’s staffing needs. This will save headaches as well as money by making sure you’re not spending unnecessarily.

Student Progress

Last, but certainly not least, is tracking student progress.

LifeCubby’s software makes it easy to track childrens’ progress throughout your center with its proprietary growth  assessments, which meet early learning content standards in all 50 states.

Additionally, directors are able to see proof of skill mastery without having to spend every minute in the classroom because teachers are able to post evidence of skill mastery from the app.

Finally, parents are able to track the growth of their child with reports and easy-to-understand visual data, which frees you up from having these conversations unless an issue arises. Our top-rated childcare management software is loaded with all the reports you need to efficiently and effectively manage your center’s day-to-day operations. If you’re ready to get started with LifeCubby, click here to schedule a free demo today!