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All-in-one early childcare solution

Ideal for single or multi-site centers, who have more than 1 staff and/or are looking to grow

Delight families

  • Share milestones, photos, and videos to keep families connected
  • Send messages, newsletters, and SMS alerts to share important updates

Grow enrollment

  • Accept online forms, signatures, and messages to make applying easier for families
  • Streamline application tracking and waitlist management to reduce your paperwork

Empower staff

  • Provide staff an easy tool to customize lesson plans and manage daily reports
  • Enable staff to make observations per State, DRDP, and Montessori standards
  • Use direct or group-based messaging with staff to share updates and foster community

Simplify billing

  • Automate tuition invoicing and charges, including early pick-up, late drop-off, and late payments
  • Give families the option to pay online, turn-on autopay, and print their year-end receipts directly
  • Get next business day direct deposits and get paid on time
  • Centralize records and get accurate financial reports to simplify the year-end tax process

Streamline operations

  • Stay COVID-19 compliant with contactless check-in, health checks, and room ratio tracking
  • Rest easy with phone or live chat support, directly from your brightwheel web or mobile app
  • Schedule events and activities on the calendar to easily share with families and staff

Customer Reviews

"Parents have said they chose our preschool because of the brightwheel app. The value it adds to our staff’s day and to our parents’ days is priceless."
Mindy, Preschool Owner & Director
"Brightwheel is a game changer! Everything you need to run your center is all on your phone. You will save time, money, and paper."
Nichole, Preschool Owner & Administrator
"During COVID, when we were not allowing any parents into the building, brightwheel provided a meaningful connection between parents, the school, the teachers and the students!"
Fran, Preschool Director
"This app has made my life so much easier as a teacher. The instant messaging between my parents is the best thing ever. I don't have to call every single parent anymore. Posting notes, pictures and messages couldn't be easier"
Miss Cheryl, Teacher

It's worth it

Award winning support

Our world class customer support is here for you, including many former educators and early childhood professionals.

Safe & secure

We take your trust very seriously and have invested a great deal to build the most reliable and secure platform in early education.

No training required

Get set up in minutes. No training required. Powerful, yet simple and easy to use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to install any software?
Brightwheel consists of a web app and mobile apps. Our web app is 100% web based, meaning you can access it anywhere and there’s no software to install on your computer. Our mobile apps can be downloaded in your app store to benefit from our functionality on the go.
Is my data safe?
We take your trust very seriously and have invested a great deal to build the most reliable and secure platform in early education.
What if I need help getting started?
If you need help setting up your account, or have any questions about using brightwheel, an award-winning Customer Support Hero is ready to spring into action. Brightwheel support can be reached at

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