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Child Care Management App

  • 1.  Child Care Management App

    Posted 15 days ago
    Does anyone currently or previously had any experience with Life Cubby? Saw on post a couple days ago suggestion for SeeSaw and HiMama, which I am going to check out, just wondered if anyone had experience with Life Cubby?

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    Allyson Ball
    Imagination Station
    Indianapolis IN
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  • 2.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi, I have been looking at this as well.
    Other possibilities are Curacubby and Brightwheel.

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    Karen Castagna
    Happy Childhood School
    Preschool
    San Jose CA
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  • 3.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 13 days ago
    I have looked into Brightwheel. Thank you Karen for Curacubby I had not heard of them, I will check them out

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    Allyson Ball
    Director of Children's Ministry
    Southport United Methodist Church
    317-780-4624





  • 4.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 8 days ago
    I've been using Brightwheel for 2 years. I cannot say enough good things about it! You have instant communications with parents; you can send them pictures throughout the day to cheer them; and a permanent record of statistics is created, eliminating a cumbersome paper trail.

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    Laura Oszust
    Teacher
    First Stop Kids
    Bellmore NY
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  • 5.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 13 days ago
    I currently use SmartCare and love it. I have also used Pro care, Bright wheel and others.

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    Tara Oneale
    Director
    Anderson preparatory academy
    Phoenix AZ
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  • 6.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 13 days ago
    Thank you Tara, I will check out SmartCare and I took your number incase I have other questions. Thank you so much 

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    Allyson Ball
    Director of Children's Ministry
    Southport United Methodist Church
    317-780-4624





  • 7.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 13 days ago
    I have a family child care; are any of the apps used by you ladies price and effective for a home child care?

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    Linda Zaldivar
    Owner /provider
    Bun Bun Bunny FCC
    Rockville MD
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  • 8.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 12 days ago
    I suggest you look into Wonderschool. It's designed specifically for family child care programs.

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    Fran Simon, M.Ed.
    Engagement Strategies, LLC
    Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
    Early Childhood Investigations Consultants Directory
    Washington, DC Metro
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  • 9.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 11 days ago
    Brightwheel has some free options for smaller programs. One of my staff members Family Childcare Provider uses the free portion of it.

    Good Luck!

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    Christina Moreno
    Director/Owner
    Home Sweet Home Preschool
    Los Angeles CA
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  • 10.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi,
    I also used Kindertales, but am not sure about returning with them.
    For those who have used more than one app, which one was the most user friendly for the children?
    Karne

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    Karen Castagna
    Happy Childhood School
    Preschool
    San Jose CA
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  • 11.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 12 days ago
    Karen, Thank you so much for the wonderful links. This is great!

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    Allyson Ball
    Director of Children's Ministry
    Southport United Methodist Church
    317-780-4624





  • 12.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 12 days ago
    LOVE SMARTCARE!! EASY TO LEARN TO USE AND SAVES TIME.

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    JOYCE CALDWELL
    DIRECTOR
    JOYCE'S LEARNING CENTER (2)
    Panama City FL
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  • 13.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 13 days ago
    I can also say that our experience with Brightwheel has been wonderful.  They are so responsive and consistently adding tools suggested by programs.  The system is easy to navigate for any platform and having this system has made a significant difference in our parent communication, time saved form an admin perspective and teacher organization.

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    Jenny Armstrong
    Director of Early Childhood Education
    Colorado Academy
    Denver CO
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  • 14.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 13 days ago
    Thank you Jenny

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    Allyson Ball
    Director of Children's Ministry
    Southport United Methodist Church
    317-780-4624





  • 15.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 11 days ago
    Is Brightwheel user friendly for teachers that are not very tech savvy?

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    Karen Castagna
    Happy Childhood School
    Preschool
    San Jose CA
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  • 16.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 11 days ago
    Yes!!  I have a few teachers that are not tech savvy and they have learned it very easily!

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    Christina Moreno
    Director/Owner
    Home Sweet Home Preschool
    Los Angeles CA
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  • 17.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 13 days ago
    Our school has been using the Famly App since September. We began by using the health check and the message/notifications. It has been working very well for us. There are many other features we plan to use in the future.  Please note the unique spelling for Famly.

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    Eileen Shannon
    Executive Director
    Open House Nursery School
    Brooklyn NY
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  • 18.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 13 days ago
    Hi All software shoppers, Child Care Information Exchange recently published and article about how to select software for family communication and program management. software. It is very helpful and it also lists all of the products you are discussing. Here's a link to the article on the Child Care Information Exchange website. You might also be interested in seeing a list (with links to websites) of most of the available early childhood software products, including family communication, program management, family engagement, assessment, and others. Here's a link to a free recorded webinar that expands the details about selecting software outlined in the article. I hope this helps.

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    Fran Simon, M.Ed.
    Engagement Strategies, LLC
    Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
    Early Childhood Investigations Consultants Directory
    Washington, DC Metro
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  • 19.  RE: Child Care Management App

    Posted 12 days ago
    I use to use LifeCubby but switched to Brightwheel a couple of years ago and love it. They have a lot to offer and are still building their platform and are open to suggestions

    I also used Child Care Manager and left both to combine the services with Brightwheel.

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    Carol Carter
    Director
    Joyful Beginnings Preschool
    Lafayette, CA
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