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Preschool Childcare Management Platform

  • 1.  Preschool Childcare Management Platform

    Posted 07-27-2021 10:23 AM
    Hi All!
    I was wondering if any of you would have some suggestions in helping my preschool program as our Childcare Manager Program--has become obsolete. We need something that will do billing, record student information, and also be able to connect to distribute tax information--(we are not opposed to this new platform doing other things too!) but to what to switch too?
    I thank you in advance for your help!
    Have a great day!
    Stephanie

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    Stephanie Gray-Lemay
    Teacher Education Instructor
    Hugh Gallen CTC/Littleton High School/DBMS
    Littleton NH
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  • 2.  RE: Preschool Childcare Management Platform

    Posted 07-28-2021 07:30 AM
    We have been looking as well, we have seen the demo for HiMama- talk to Spencer, great guy explains everything and answers every question. We are viewing the one for Bright wheel next week.  I have heard many great things about both, just not sure which is a better fit for our center.

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    Tracy Vruwink
    Childcare Director
    South Wood County YMCA
    Wisc Rapids WI
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  • 3.  RE: Preschool Childcare Management Platform

    Posted 07-28-2021 07:41 AM
    Thank you Tracy!
    We did look at Bright Wheel, which seemed to check all the boxes, the way our p.o.s work we need an annual invoicing too. Now that I'm writing this, I wonder if we can't just ask for this option.
    Thanks again for your help!
    Have a great day!
    Stephanie

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    Stephanie Gray-Lemay
    Teacher Education Instructor
    Hugh Gallen CTC/Littleton High School/DBMS
    Littleton NH
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  • 4.  RE: Preschool Childcare Management Platform

    Posted 07-30-2021 11:45 AM
    Hello!
    We use Brightwheel for our preschool. Our staff and families love it! It works pretty great and their customer service is amazing! I'm sure if you reach out to them and make a feature request, they will help you out. Good luck!

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    Jonathan Navarrete
    Preschool Director
    Even Start Preschool- Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach
    Dana Point CA
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  • 5.  RE: Preschool Childcare Management Platform

    Posted 07-28-2021 07:40 AM
    Hello!  We use have used Procare for years, and we have been very happy with it.  I have also looked into Brightwheel.  Brightwheel seems very user friendly, and I would probably choose that if we weren't already so invested in Procare.

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    Elizabeth Weller
    Director
    Park Place Children's Center
    Anderson IN
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  • 6.  RE: Preschool Childcare Management Platform

    Posted 07-28-2021 07:52 AM
    Wonderschool is another option.  I've worked with Tess, and she's great!

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    Christina Thompson
    Education Specialist
    Shine Indiana SPARK Learning Lab
    Indianapolis IN
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  • 7.  RE: Preschool Childcare Management Platform

    Posted 07-28-2021 08:40 AM
    Thank you Christina! I will check this one out! Do you know if the bill on a yearly or monthly subscription?
    Have a great day!
    Stephanie

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    Stephanie Gray-Lemay
    Teacher Education Instructor
    Hugh Gallen CTC/Littleton High School/DBMS
    Littleton NH
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  • 8.  RE: Preschool Childcare Management Platform

    Posted 07-28-2021 02:26 PM
    Aloha Stephanie,

    I don't know if you heard about HiMaMa Apps for preschool. I just started that in our preschool a couple of years ago.

    They have all the information that you are looking. For me, there is no harm in trying.

    Mahalo,

    Sr. Cecilia

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    Fenequito Fabular
    Director
    Waipahu HI
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  • 9.  RE: Preschool Childcare Management Platform

    Posted 07-29-2021 06:10 AM
    We use ProCare and have been very happy. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.

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    Stacey Duggar
    Director
    Trinity United Methodist Preschool
    Tallahassee FL
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  • 10.  RE: Preschool Childcare Management Platform

    Posted 07-30-2021 08:36 AM
    Thank you all for sending great suggestions!  I value all of your input and this is so helpful, it's also great that this discussion forum is available as I can go back and reach out to ask deeper questions once we decide on a new platform. I will share this out with my preschool teachers and see what they think.
    Have a great day!
    Stephanie


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    Stephanie Gray-Lemay
    Teacher Education Instructor
    Hugh Gallen CTC/Littleton High School/DBMS
    Littleton NH
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