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Meeting Your Program’s Specific Needs

Afterschool and out-of-school time programs can grow to become complex quickly—and that's why parent engagement is crucial.

Not only does increased parent engagement lead to higher grades and test scores, but it also results in better attendance, an increase in positive attitude and behaviors, and improved performance of school programs. According to the National Education Association, among the challenges afterschool programs face is finding a simple way to connect with busy parents and keep them involved in their children's activities.

With SchoolCare Works' Daily InSite feature, teachers and administrators can improve parent engagement by giving them a firsthand view of the activities their children are involved in after school. SchoolCare Works is an innovative way to keep track of activities, registrations, classes and more, while keeping parents involved.

With real-time updates, including photos and notes, Daily Insite helps parents stay involved in their child's activities, even when they can't be with them—not to mention offering an efficient way for afterschool programs to keep track of statements, payment activity, attendance, and much more.

One of the most important benefits of an afterschool program is that it widens students' interests and gets them involved in a variety of activities to foster their personal growth. That's why SchoolCare Works is specifically tailored to meet the varying needs of different afterschool and out-of-school time programs.

For more information, visit CirrusGroup.com or call 888.600.7111.

Courtesy of Cirrus Group.

Photo courtesy of DayCare Works. 

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