Most practices start with an Excel doc with a basic table of shifts. As they grow, they might consider switching to a free employee scheduling app. Most of today’s strongest and most innovative practices use an employee scheduling app that integrates with the rest of their HR software. It reduces admin time and automates a lot of the shift management and compliance work that can lead to wasted hours or empty shifts.
As you schedule your employees, try to be considerate of any personal needs (like not scheduling over daycare pickup), schedule to strengths (like pairing inexperienced employees with good teachers), and plan ahead for any PTO or other kinds of leave on the horizon.