Newsletters is a great way of communicating with families in your preschool and childcare center. A more general use of newsletters is Lunch menus, Lesson Plans and Daily/Monthly/Weekly Newsletters. With Kinderlime you can add pictures/clipart and also use our native web editor to create beautiful newsletters. You can easily tag a child or the whole room or the whole school when sending a newsletter. A copy of each newsletter gets sent to you.
Newsletters are sent to parents in an email and always available as an archive in their parent account on Kinderlime.
If you have not created a newsletter yet – then please register your daycare on the website. Thereafter you can add children and create a newsletter and send one. You’ll find a newsletter tab on the top navigation bar after login.
Insert class photos - If you pictures using the Kinderlime app then you can add those pictures in your newsletters
Embed cliparts from the web - Do you know that Google Images is a great resource for finding some nice clipart images for your newsletters. You can use these images in your newsletters too
Embed cliparts from your local image library - If you have cliparts to use from your computer, then you can embed these cliparts into your newsletters
Templates - Templates has been a very popular feature. It allows you to create a standard format which your whole school can use. Once Templates are created, you can go back to the Templates area to start off from a particular template. A common use would be to template your school’s paper newsletter design and use it over and over again
Add Attachments - Now you can add an attachment to a newsletter. Some of you may want to use this to send a newsletter that you created in word or pdf. But remember – open rates from “busy” parents are low when it comes to attachments, so my advice is to create newsletters within the newsletter editor
We at Kinderlime strongly believe in saving you paper. While we teach our kids to conserve – lets do it ourselves. Paperless newsletters would be a good way to start
We keep hearing from childcare centers and home daycares that they need signatures because the law needs it. Yes, it looks like the onus to do all the paperwork is on daycares. Do you wish there was an easy way to handle this paperwork?
The Kinderlime genie has heard your wishes ;) Now our program has a way to do electronic signatures and print those out for Licensing and Department of Health, when they come in for spot checks at your daycare.
This is how it works:
1. Parent signs in using their unique pin code on the daycare iPad
2. They are taken to a signature screen where they do an electronic signature
3. The report with the actual signature is available on Kinderlime website. You can print this report when licensing comes in to check on you.
No longer do you have to have a roomful of papers, neither do you have to go about looking for those paper sheets. The reports on total time of kids is all available. As a bonus you have electronic timeclock for staff available to you as well.
So – please, save yourself the scour of paperwork. Come and embrace Kinderlime Sign In Out program ….
Are you still on pen an paper for your afterschool program attendance? There are many challenges managing afterschool attendance sheets -
1. You are not helping the trees. Yes, each month you are wasting hundreds of sheets of paper
2. Your bookkeeper is scratching their head each month to calculate the number of days and hours the student was there
3. Your parents are contesting the charges you made each month, saying you have the sign in sheet wrongly entered
4. You are loosing on money because it’s just too hard to keep track of that student after care time
5. You have no track of where the child is in that afterschool activity. Which club they are at and with which staff member
6. Security of the kid and letting parents know that they are in your care or out of it
If any of these bother you each day, then welcome to a very simple Sign In-Out solution from Kinderlime. The solution consists of an app and comprehensive attendance reporting. Its FUN and EASY. When you use Kinderlime, it generates reports of various activities the child was at and how much time they attended aftercare. So, get your sanity back by starting to use Kinderlime in your afterschool program today. Trust us, you’ll never want to go back to paper.
Kinderlime is a great service for Church Sunday school and Children’s Ministries. You don’t have to rely on paper any more. The parents can check in the children using a 4 digit pin (on an iPad) when they come into leave their children in your care. A checkin or a checkout triggers a notification for the parents as an added security measure. If you want to make it even more secure, you can have them do a signature on the iPad as well.
Kinderlime website has attendance reports for when the children attended your care.
So simplify your sunday school and your children’s ministries by heading right now to the Kinderlime website and register for our Sign In-Out app.
Are you still dealing with a manual timeclock in this age of iPad and Tablets?
Ever asked yourself, how much time it takes for you to track staff hours? You should try the Kinderlime Sign In-Out app which enables teacher and staff time tracking. You can get how many hours the staff worked each day and send that excel sheet off to your payroll.
Its extremely easy to use and works with a 3 digit pin code for staff. The teachers see the same check in screen as the parents, so it goes with the parent check in system.
You get beautiful reports to send off to payroll. Don’t break your head tracking staff time anymore. Get started on the Kinderlime website in 5min and simplify your life. There are better things to worry about in life than tracking how much time your employees worked ;) Whether you are a childcare, preschool or afterschool program – this iPad app will work well for you.
When running a preschool, you have to deal with childcare licensing and funding agencies which requires a lot of paperwork. One of those pesky things is the amount of paperwork that you deal with each day to be in compliance. We at Kinderlime, worry about this all the time. Having talked to so many Headstart and stated funded programs in California, other states and across the world (such as Australia), we saw that you needed an easy way to record parent signature while they signed in and out during drop-off/pick-up.
We are excited to announce, that Kinderlime Sign In-Out app now supports parent signatures. Parents can sign in after putting their pins. Enabling this extra step for physical signatures is an optional feature. These daily sign in out reports with signatures can be printed from the website.
To get started Register on the Kinderlime website. You can get started in 5min. If you ever desired simplicity – Kinderlime is the program to use.
Our preschools and childcare programs have started using Kinderlime as their differentiator against competition. They tell parents about Kinderlime in their tours. At one level Kinderlime enhances the security in the school by providing immediate email notification to parent the moment child is dropped off and picked up.
At a deeper level Kinderlime is your goto communication tool with parents. A mom who is enrolling her 2 year old, is thinking about how she’ll know if her child is ok or not in your care. Our directors tell parents during the tour that they use Kinderlime to send them pictures during the day. Show them a few pictures that you have sent from last year. Let them know – how much you care about your families and children.
Use Kinderlime help you connect with anxious parents. A guilt ridden parent is absolutely thrilled to receive a picture of their happy child while they drive back to work. What was a retention risk, becomes a loyal customer now.
Kinderlime increases your enrollments and retention. Signup for Kinderlime today and try our program free for two weeks.