Easier center management

The #1 childcare center management software to help you simplify administrative tasks and save up to 20 hours per month.

Brightwheel’s center management

The complete preschool and childcare administrative software that streamlines your center’s admissions process, record keeping, reporting, and so much more.

Streamline childcare enrollment

  • Make a good first impression

    Enable families to sign and submit forms online, and stay in touch with those on your waitlist via direct messaging

  • Avoid the busywork

    Customize your admissions process and enable families to create their child’s profile when applying, so their profile is set up at the time of enrollment

  • Operate at capacity

    With FTE reporting, see your true enrollment and make informed staffing and enrollment decisions to maximize your revenue

Easy access to child & staff records

  • Easy to create and access

    Bulk upload your roster to create profiles, attach documents to keep on file, and securely access from anywhere using the app

  • Student profiles

    Record student contact, meal type, billing, and health information, and use it to send parents reminders for upcoming shots per CDC requirements

  • Staff profiles

    Record your staff's contact and health information, training hours and certifications, room assignments, and assigned permissions

Scale your program with ease

  • Detailed reporting

    Quickly run reports based on your student, staff, and program information for internal use or compliance

  • Document hub

    Share documents with families and staff, such as handbooks, menus, or event flyers, with specific rooms or the whole program

  • Teacher/staff permissions

    As you grow your team, take control and easily assign permissions to each staff based on the access they need for their role

The brightwheel impact is measurable

85% of users

would recommend brightwheel to a friend

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100% of parents

are more satisfied with their school experience once brightwheel is implemented

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10s of millions

of classroom moments documented and shared each week

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Plus, many more valuable features including:

Billing & payments

Send automated invoices, accept online payments, and get paid on time. 90% of preschools report that more families pay on time with brightwheel.

Easier childcare billing


Build quality connections with families and staff. 95% of administrators & staff report brightwheel improves communication with families.

Quality connections


Save time, enhance program quality, and support child development. Add your own curriculum or upgrade to get Experience Curriculum in brightwheel.

Get quality learning

FAQs: Tips and insights about the center management feature

My childcare center is small but growing. Is brightwheel able to support my business when we have twice as many students?
Brightwheel is built to grow with you! We partner with programs of all sizes, from in-home to center-based, single-site and multi-site. Brightwheel’s multi-site solution is designed to help growing programs like yours expand, while keeping operations consolidated and centralized through one app. With brightwheel you will be able to toggle between locations, view attendance and meals, manage staff access, and more.
How does Brightwheel help me grow enrollment at my center?
Brightwheel helps you make a good first impression with prospective families. It’s convenient and meets the needs of younger parents who are looking for simple, easy, and digital solutions. From day 0, you’re showing families how you operate. Brightwheel also helps lower the barrier for prospective families, making it easier for families to quickly submit an online application in real-time, from anywhere and at any time. This means they can do it from their couch, and no longer need to print anything or drive to pick up/drop off any paperwork. This can be the difference between them applying for your school and another school. Brightwheel also helps you see who is where in the admissions process so you can more effectively manage your waitlist and directly message families who are in the process, without letting any families fall through the cracks.
Am I able to delegate administrative tasks to my staff?
Absolutely! Brightwheel offers different role options based on access you want to enable staff with, including the ability to edit student information and access to billing details. If you’re operating multiple locations, you can also give staff access across locations and grant different permissions/roles at each location. All assigned staff roles can be quickly viewed from the Staff List from your brightwheel account on the web.

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