Release Notes for July 19

Center Web 1.12.4
New Features:

  • Added information advising users which file formats are available on the Forms screen of the Online Registration Configuration.
  • Added information advising users of the maximum file size for uploaded forms on the Forms screen of the Online Registration Configuration.
  • Added attachments as links on the parent enrollment screen.
  • Added an option to copy/paste the link for enrollment in the enrollment settings section.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a display issue when last day is selected for twice a month billing.
  • Fixed the phone number format in the enrollment section.
  • When twice a month billing option is turned on or off, it will now display correctly.
  • Fixed typos and user interface issues on the online enrollment screens.
  • Fixed the spelling of QuickBooks.
  • Future birthdates are no longer allowed in online enrollment.

Teacher Web 1.12.4
New Feature:

  • Users can now edit the time when creating a new timeline entry.

Bug Fixes:

  • Selecting the email icon will allow users to send an email to a parent.
  • Fixed an issue related to missing teachers in the list when adding them to a class that is the teacher’s default class.

Reporting
Bug Fixes:

  • Payments by payer report now exports to pdf correctly.
  • Time card report now shows time in decimal format.
  • Contact’s email address in the Child Roster w/Contact Info report now displays correctly in Excel format.
  • Archived people no longer display in the Account: Email & Phone Number Summary report.
  • Downloading errors in several reports were fixed.
  • Duplicate entries have been removed from Child: Roster by Classroom- DOB report.
  • Enrolled Children by Classroom report now displays data correctly.
  • Child: Roster by Classroom – DOB report now displays birthdays correctly.
  • Data now displays correctly in the Standard Customer Statement by payer.
  • The Create Separate Page for Group feature now works.
  • Payroll dates have been added to the Payroll Summary report.

Child Care Services Gearing Up for Back-to-School

Although it’s July, it’s never too early to get ready for the rush of the back-to-school season. Older children will be going back to school, parents will be back to work, and day care centers will be full of young children ready to play. It’s important to have everything in line, working, and operating fully when this time of year comes around. You do not want to find yourself falling behind! Here are a few options that will get you geared up for the upcoming busy season:

Double Check. Ensure that your child care technology is working the way that it should. Make sure that the facility is up-to-date, clean, and has double checked everything with the state (inspections, licensing, etc.). Summer can serve as a good time to regroup and check on everything. It never hurts to double check!

Get Organized. Throughout the year, clutter builds up...it can happen to all of us! Be proactive and get organized so that when it comes time for heading back to school, you are ready to go. Getting organized could also entail catching up on finances. Is everything up-to-date with your child care billing? What about taxes? Are you on track for everything you’ll need at the end of the year? You never want to fall behind, which is why getting organized can make all the difference.

Team Check-In. Anytime is a good time really to check in with your staff to see how everyone is doing. Often times, employers don’t necessarily ask their team about their personal lives, including their mental and physical state. As a team, it is crucial to care for one another and be there if someone needs help. There can be times of immense stress, pressure, and exhaustion, but this is why working together as a unit can help with a successful child care.

Reach Out. Marketing is one of the operations that help a business expand and grow. It never hurts to reach out to your target audience via social media platforms, newsletters, emails, or advertisements. Spreading the word about your day care center will bring in new customers. Back to school can mean that parents are in need of a child care for their young children. The use of Facebook can serve as a helpful tool to reaching out to potential customers on the daily. Be the first child care center they are referred to by their peers--this is a telling sign that you have succeeded with your marketing strategy.

Software. Is your current software meeting your child care center’s needs? Are you looking for something more mobile? What about just upgrading your current desktop software? SmartCare and ChildCare Manager know that summer is a perfect time to start shopping around for a new software system for the upcoming school year. Want to learn more? Schedule a demo today!

Release Notes for June 28

Center iOS 1.5.6
New Features:

  • The bubbles on the class ratio dashboard can now be tapped to get more information about children and teachers in each class.
  • Added an informative message when there is no data to display on the accounting or classes screens.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that would cause employee data to disappear after editing the data.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the class ratios not to update correctly for the number of teachers.
  • In the family dashboard, legal guardians that have a relationship type of “other” will now display.

Center Web 1.11.13
Bug Fix:

  • Fixed the dates to display correctly when tuition plans have a rate change in the future.

Finding The Right Child Care Management Software

When it comes to child care technology, it is important to choose a software system that encompasses all the features you need. Children in child care centers have to be accounted for at all times, which is where a software system can prove extremely helpful. Many systems can track sign-in and sign-out as well as scheduling, payroll, parent communication and more. Choosing the system that is right for your center can be a daunting task. Here are some tips to make sure your child care center finds the right software for your needs:

Research. When choosing a daycare software to implement, be sure to know what the features entail. Some are different than others, which is why you must know the details beforehand. Does your center prefer a system that downloads information at the end of the day or are you looking for real-time updates? Do not hesitate to reach out to the company to ask any questions you may have.

Schedule a Demo. The most important step when choosing child care software is to see how you and your staff like it. Schedule a demo with the company to learn more about the features and pricing. Whether it’s a video demo or a live demo, this will help your team figure out what features are most important and if each system offers them.

Give it Time. There is always a learning curve and transition stage when it comes to implementing something new. Both the staff members and parents will need time to adjust to a new child care software. No one will be a pro overnight, but after some time everyone will get the hang of it.

Utilization. Let the daycare software and management system work its magic! It will help you streamline your business operations in no time. Directors and parents alike can benefit greatly from a child care software, it’s all about finding the right one for you.

Contact us at 844-SMARTER or hello@smartcare.com to learn more about SmartCare today.

 

 

 

 

 

When it comes to child care technology, it is important to choose a software system that encompasses all the features you need. Children in child care centers have to be accounted for at all times, which is where a software system can prove extremely helpful. Many systems can track sign-in and sign-out as well as scheduling, payroll, parent communication and more. Choosing the system that is right for your center can be a daunting task. Here are some tips to make sure your child care center finds the right software for your needs:

Research. When choosing a daycare software to implement, be sure to know what the features entail. Some are different than others, which is why you must know the details beforehand. Does your center prefer a system that downloads information at the end of the day or are you looking for real-time updates? Do not hesitate to reach out to the company to ask any questions you may have.

Schedule a Demo. The most important step when choosing child care software is to see how you and your staff like it. Schedule a demo with the company to learn more about the features and pricing. Whether it’s a video demo or a live demo, this will help your team figure out what features are most important and if each system offers them.

Give it Time. There is always a learning curve and transition stage when it comes to implementing something new. Both the staff members and parents will need time to adjust to a new child care software. No one will be a pro overnight, but after some time everyone will get the hang of it.

Utilization. Let the daycare software and management system work its magic! It will help you streamline your business operations in no time. Directors and parents alike can benefit greatly from a child care software, it’s all about finding the right one for you.

Contact us at 844-SMARTER or hello@smartcare.com to learn more about SmartCare today.