Brightwheel Webinars

We are committed to building engaging and informative webinars to help the early education community do their best work. Whether it’s navigating the challenges of COVID-19 or hearing from fellow providers, we hope our webinars will provide new perspectives, inspiration, and answers to your big questions.

Upcoming webinars

Top 5 brightwheel Features to Help Your Center Through COVID-19

With COVID-19 conditions rapidly changing across the country, some childcare centers and preschools are partially open, some are considering reopening soon, and others are supporting families from a distance.

Regardless of your state’s current conditions, brightwheel is here to help you weather the storm and support your families at school or at home. In this upcoming webinar, you’ll learn how to use the five most helpful brightwheel features during COVID-19.

We’ll cover:

  • How brightwheel’s new touchless sign-in feature helps keep your facility clean and safe
  • How your staff can monitor each child’s health using brightwheel’s new health checks
  • How brightwheel can help you share lessons with parents using our new distance learning tool
  • How to use brightwheel messaging and newsletters to easily communicate with families
  • How you can use brightwheel to adjust your billing plans, manage discounts, and collect tuition payments without handling cash or checks
  • And more!

This webinar is designed for both current brightwheel customers and educators who are considering getting started. Please join us and learn how to support your families through COVID-19 with brightwheel!

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On-demand webinars

Preparing to reopen: How to keep students and staff safe during COVID-19

This webinar helps to take the guesswork out of reopening your center during the times of COVID-19. This webinar is part two of our series focused on providing you with the resources you need to successfully reopen your center when the time is right.

Listen to the webinar to learn:

  • How you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your center once you re-open
  • The cleaning procedures that will help to keep your students and staff safe
  • Concrete steps to take if a student or staff member develops a fever
  • Where to look to stay up-to-date on how to keep your center safe during COVID-19

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Brightwheel messaging deep dive: How to use brightwheel to quickly and easily communicate with families 

In this webinar, one of our brightwheel experts shares how you can use brightwheel messaging to stay connected with your families. Whether you’ve been using brightwheel for years, or you’re brand new, this webinar will make sure you’re a pro at messaging through brightwheel.

Listen to the webinar to learn:

  • How you can streamline your parent communication by sending in app messages or alerts via SMS text messages to individual parents, an entire room, or your entire center.
  • How parents can interact with your teachers through brightwheel.
  • How you can engage families with photos & information about group activities and events through newsletters opened directly in the brightwheel app.
  • How you can host and share files online with families

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Preparing to re-open: How to run your childcare center during COVID-19

In this webinar, our guest, Rachel Peterson, the executive director at MightyKidz Child Care, shares what MightyKidz has done to remain open and operate safely during the COVID-19 crisis.

Listen to the webinar to learn:

  • What a day in your center might look like once you reopen
  • How to support your staff once you reopen
  • Cleaning routines, policies, and procedures to help with safety and social distancing
  • How to estimate your enrollment once you re-open
  • The cleaning routines that you should consider putting in place
  • And more!

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Managing the financial health of your childcare or preschool business in challenging times 

In this webinar, we did a Q&A session with Brian Duprey, a Certified Child Care Coach and the author of Child Care Millionaire: Secrets to Building a Profitable 7 or 8 Figure Child Care Business.

Listen to this webinar to learn:

  • How to manage your revenue, expenses, and cash balance during times of uncertainty
  • Concrete steps to prepare your business for the next 6-9 months
  • Why your business is unlikely to get “back to normal” after COVID-19
  • How to get the most out of your PPP loan

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How to get the most out of brightwheel during COVID-19

Listen to this webinar to learn:

  • How brightwheel can help you teach from a distance
  • How to use brightwheel messaging and newsletters to easily stay connected to families
  • How online payments through brightwheel reduce the need to exchange checks and cash
  • How you can easily use brightwheel to pause or adjust your billing plans
  • And more!

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How your child care center can support students and families from a distance during COVID-19

Listen to best practices from our community and from our special guest Laurie Miracle, Executive Director for Laurel Heights Weekday School, to learn: 

  • How to stay closely engaged with your families, regardless of whether you are open or closed
  • Strategies for delivering a great “distance learning” experience
  • Ways to approach tuition in times of school closure or low attendance

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