Easier check-in and attendance
Use brightwheel for contactless check in and out, making it faster for families to drop-off and pick-up, easier for staff to record their attendance, and more efficient for you to ensure compliance.
FAQs: Tips and insights about the attendance tracking feature
Why is attendance tracking important to childcare providers?
First and foremost, childcare providers must record the accurate number of children in attendance to comply with licensing requirements of the state in which their facilities operate. Childcare attendance sheet, digital or otherwise, is a tool that helps providers keep attendance records for each day child care is provided. For detailed information or questions regarding the licensing requirements or regulations, please contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency.
How does contactless check-in work?
Brightwheel’s check-in experience is configurable to best fit the needs of your program. For contactless check-in, use brightwheel and allow parents to initiate a check-in by either entering the 4-digit code or scanning the QR code and entering the 4-digit code. You can also enable digital signatures (required by some states), health screens, and/or QR codes to make check-in faster, more secure, easier to stay compliant with licensing.
Can I turn this contactless check-in feature on/off?
Yes. Any administrator can update the Quick Scan setting to enable or disable contactless check-in at any time. Navigate to the School Profile from the Administrator Home screen on the app or under School Settings on the web.
What if a parent forgets or doesn’t have a smartphone?
No problem! In scenarios where parents don’t have a mobile device to check-in their child, staff can help check-in children. Brightwheel also lets administrators set up a kiosk device where parents can use the 4-digit code to check in their children without a smartphone.
Is it possible to send customized health screen questionnaires to parents before they check in their children at my center?
Yes! Administrators have the ability to allow parent-level contacts to submit a health screen questionnaire from home. Based on CDC and local jurisdiction requirements, the health screen feature in Brightwheel allows administrators to customize the statements to be confirmed by parents.