Brightwheel is a SaaS platform that streamlines operations and communication for childcare centers. It helps to track attendance, manage billing and invoicing, and improve parent communication.
The brightwheel app also allows teachers to upload photos and provide real-time updates for parents. The app can even help educators create lessons and record student progress.
Benefits for Teachers
Brightwheel’s platform enables preschools and teachers to manage all the things that happen day-to-day. They save time through easy tools for assessment, communication and photo sharing; help parents stay engaged with their child’s learning through real-time daily updates; and ensure the business runs smoothly with enrollment, reporting and online payment management.
Teachers also have access to the Experience Curriculum, a comprehensive research-based teaching and learning system that aligns with all 50 state standards. This enables them to boost staff retention at a time when turnover is high, and provide better education for children.
In 2017, brightwheel founder Dave Vasen pitched his company on the hit ABC show “Shark Tank.” He was seeking $400,000 in exchange for a 10% stake of the company. Kevin O’Leary was impressed and invested in the company. Other investors included Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca. This helped to propel the growth of brightwheel. The company is now used by more than 2,500 schools in the US.
Benefits for Staff
Brightwheel is the all-in-one software solution for preschools, daycares, camps, and preschools that manages billing, attendance, enrollment, learning plans, and parent communication. It saves teachers up to one hour per day and helps streamline daily administrative tasks by simplifying workflow.
It also allows teachers to capture and share moments of child development with parents in real time through photos, videos, and written notes so they can participate in their child’s education and continue it at home. And for administrators, the platform automates payments, next-business-day funding, fee transparency and live support.
All full-time employees will be offered health insurance and access to Life Mart, an employee assistance program that provides counseling and legal referrals. Additionally, they will have access to paid vacation and holidays.
Benefits for Admins
The administrator dashboard is a one-stop-shop for all the tools that administrators need to manage their program. It can be accessed from the app or web platform and provides a quick glance at all areas of your program. This includes the room ratios section, messages, reminders, classroom assignments, and more.
It also allows admins to access staff-only sections on the app like Pre-Approve Daily Reports and Room Device Mode. This helps them track and monitor all activities of the students/staff and make informed decisions regarding the needs of their program.
The app offers a variety of professional development resources for teachers and staff such as videos, blogs, and webinars. It also provides live weekly training sessions for free and has a dedicated support team that is available to help teachers and staff with any questions or concerns. Moreover, the platform is secure and compliant with industry standards. This way, parents are assured of their children’s safety and privacy while they stay away from school or daycare.
Benefits for Parents
Brightwheel is an easy-to-use mobile app that helps schools and teachers stay better connected with parents. Parents receive private, real-time updates on their child throughout the day delivered directly to their mobile devices.
Parents say the peace of mind they get from brightwheel is invaluable. They can track their child’s progress and learning through daily reports, photos, and messaging. In addition, they can keep an eye on classroom ratio and online billing.
CMCLC logs all meals, naps, and bathroom visits and sends them to parents in a daily sheet report via brightwheel. Additionally, the system manages digital contactless check-in and check-out, ensuring the safety of children during COVID-19 precautions.
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