brightwheel: Child Care App

brightwheel: Child Care App

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.11.15
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: DSSV, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
5,571 Ratings
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brightwheel: Child Care App App

Brightwheel is the #1 software solution for preschools, child care providers, camps, and after school programs. Brightwheel is the only app that integrates everything you need: sign in/out, messaging, learning assessments, daily sheet reports, photos, videos, calendars, scheduling, attendance, online bill pay for parents, and much more. Brightwheel lets you manage your center, streamline workflows, and engage with parents, so you can save time and money, make life easier for your staff, and improvement satisfaction for your parents. Join tens of thousands of preschools, child care centers, and daycare programs across the globe that have fallen in love with brightwheel! PRESCHOOLS / CHILD CARE / DAYCARE / CAMPS: Manage your students and classrooms, track attendance, schedule, and room ratios, share photos and videos, assess learning milestones, communicate with parents, send paperless invoices and payments, review daily sheets, and manage staff. Brightwheel is your all-in-one preschool and child care management app! PARENTS: Engage in your child’s day with a real-time feed of photos, videos, schedules, reminders, and updates. Use brightwheel’s digital check-in to securely sign in and out, pay tuition online, and even invite grandparents, nannies, and friends to join in the fun! Features include: • Central Database: Store everything related to kids and families in one secure place. • Student Check-In: Multiple digital check-in options available including digital signatures, 4 digit check-in codes, and a kiosk mode - all aligned with child care licensing requirements. • Staff Check-In & Ratios: Make administrative tasks easier by managing staff check-in to see your ratios across all your rooms in real time. • Attendance: Easily log attendance and absences for your school-age students, infants, and toddlers. Use our attendance tracking system to keep track of your toddlers. • Photo and video sharing: Snap photos, record videos and tag students with one click. Automatically saved to your account and shared with parents (with no extra work!). • Daily Sheet Reports & Schedules: Log naps, meals, bathroom, and other activities. Parents get a feed and daily summary. Daily sheet reports are a breeze with brightwheel. • Assessment & Observations: Make note of progress, achievements, and activities with pre-loaded state standards and a DRDP tool. Share with parents or privately amongst teachers. • Student Feed: Parents get a personalized feed throughout the day. Save time – no more paper tracking sheets or sending individual photos. • Parent Communication: Manage parent communication from one central hub (notices, calls, texts, etc.). • Calendar: Share schedules, events, holidays, and important dates with both families and staff. • Paperless Billing: Seamless electronic billing and payments for tuition and fees. Use brightwheel for all your child care accounting needs. • Reporting: Detailed reports of every brightwheel feature for billing and licensing requirements. • Seamless Sync: Brightwheel stays up to date across all phones and tablets – so teachers can use their own device or a school device. • Web Portal: Easy management and great functionality available on the web, too. • Affordable. Both free and premium plans available to fit your needs. And... much more coming! Brightwheel is the #1 early education platform for preschools, child care providers, and daycares, and we’re always committed to innovation with frequent improvements and new features.

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brightwheel: Child Care App app reviews

  • Love it! 5/5

    By SBFCC
    I am a daycare provider and this app is absolutely amazing! Not only can I let parents know what’s happening throughout the day but it also allows us to communicate with one another through the messaging feature. I also love that parents can pay me and that I am able to generate reports, through the app! This is my favorite app; it is everything you need wrapped it one pretty bow. Every parent at my childcare has complimented the app and how much they love it! If you are a childcare provider, I highly recommend this app. You will not be disappointed!
  • First Day 4/5

    By Mom always running
    Today was my son’s first day in a new school. Detailed messages using Bright Wheel helped me to map his progress and see how he was enjoying his day. Special thanks.
  • Fabulous 5/5

    By natakereese
    This is the best invention to track you child day at daycare.
  • Great app 5/5

    By ModelDani
    We love BW. Its least paperwork here at our center. We send pictures to parents and love it! Has everything you need for the daycare to log. Great app. Definitely recommend
  • Bright wheel app 5/5

    By A.A.Stotts
    I’ve been using the app for almost 6 months! I love everything about it, especially the digital daily reports. I wish that you could access the billing through the app, but I can overlook that with how great everything else is.
  • Brightwheel is an amazing app 5/5

    By Tashie9
    This app lets me get an insight of what my daughter is doing in school. It provides reassurance for both my husband and I.
  • Easy to use and visually appealing 5/5

    By gerte016
    We love brightwheel! Our daycare center briefly switched to a different one that was terrible and gave me a newfound appreciation for how easy to use and visually organized Brightwheel is. The messaging feature is especially great and I love getting photos and even videos throughout the day!
  • Great job! 5/5

    By clbenyiroges
    Love the updates that I get. This app is an awesome tool for communication.
  • Love it 5/5

    By Alpha O311
    Timely entries help with family planning. I know it’s hard to stay on top of, but the info, especially naps and eating times are very useful.
  • Granddaughters 5/5

    By rdstann
    I get to see my Granddaughters everyday and I love it. They are in Texas and I live in California.
  • Love it but... 2/5

    By Tayls697836
    One of the biggest features is the check in notifications and the most recent update removed this feature again! (Or broke it). This is important! It tells parents that their babies are safe at school and is another mechanism to protect against babies being left in cars. Please reinstate this feature immediately!
  • One stop shopping! 5/5

    By Pastor Rick Shriver
    Great app! Makes my admin life so much easier. Love the integrated tuition billing.
  • Glitch 3/5

    By Ana Loves Disney
    It’s doing a weird thing when I scroll down, it will scroll back up or not stay in place. It’s very annoying.
  • Great communication 4/5

    By S303606
    As a parent, this app has been easy to use and a great way to communicate with my child’s teachers, see exactly when his activities are happening etc. I loved the recent addition of being able to “like” or “heart” photos and videos but I would love to see the ability to add comments to any of the logged activities (feedings, diaper changes, photos/vids, etc), so that I don’t have to message the teachers with a question or comment about a specific event and a note or comment can be threaded to it instead. Otherwise, I’d readily recommend this to any of my friends whose childcare providers don’t have a good, automated way to communicate.
  • Great app 4/5

    By Wassssup7
    As a parent, I love getting updates throughout the day on my child. The ability to now get videos has been wonderful. There could be improvement in the lag time between when the teacher posts and when we get the notification. I would also suggest adding teacher profiles or pictures so that the parents can see which teacher is posting the updates. As someone who struggles with names, the faces would be extremely helpful.
  • So Convenient! 5/5

    By Shadowblind07
    This app is wonderful, I love being able to keep up with my child’s day in real time. You can pay your daycare/preschool through the app and send messages! I hope there will be an Apple Watch app too sometime in the future!
  • Needs a badge app for new messages 2/5

    By MRC1010
    App works fine, but notifications need work. New messages cause a banner, but no badge. Really needs a badge indicating the number of new messages.
  • Make compatible with Apple Watch? 5/5

    By Slm0976689
    I absolutely love this app and have no complaints but it would be awesome if this was compatible with Apple Watch! I cannot check my phone at work and this would make it easier for me to check on my baby.
  • Needs advanced options 3/5

    By meg p-f
    My wish for this app is for the ability to get notifications about new messages, but turn off notifications for notes. The notes are far too frequent to keep sound notifications on. But I’ve missed important/urgent messages with the notifications off. Can this be done?
  • Got spammed to download app 1/5

    By Piyrate
    I got texts spamming me over and over again to download the app. So I did just so I can rate it 1. I don’t know you or know how you got my information to be spammed.
  • Formerly a good app 1/5

    By TallBobG
    Recent update forces users to enable read access to photos in order to download photos and videos. This was not the case with prior versions. This change is not welcome and not warranted. Please return prior write only access as soon as possible.
  • Love this app 4/5

    By SQCL2
    I love having the ability to see any time of day how my kids are doing! I do wish there was a way to have a conversation with the director that is not visible to the rest of the staff. So we can talk about payments or other need to know subjects.
  • 3 Month Convert 4/5

    By Gr8Chelle
    Brightwheel is, by far, superior to other childcare management programs. One thing that makes it stand out above the rest is their willingness to listen to customer feedback. They are constantly evolving and making the app and website better.
  • Great App 5/5

    By Unused nickname1214
    Now that the folks at Brightwheel showed me how to filer what kind of notifications I get, I love it!
  • Everything a daycare or preschool needs! 5/5

    By m-waitforit-klinsky
    This app is seriously awesome! It has all the features you can think of.
  • Amazing app!!!! 5/5

    By LMLR5
    This app is such an amazing product and allows us to be much more involved in our son’s day! We get updates and pictures throughout his day and can engage him better at home since we know what they are learning about at school. The teachers all say how much they love the functionality and ease of getting us info. I love this so much; it makes our lives as working-parents so much more fulfilling.
  • 1 Stop Shop 5/5

    By littleonescare
    I love how I can do billing, check-in, and communicate with parents in one place. I’m not sure what I did before I started using brightwheel. Highly recommend!!
  • Loving this app as a parent 5/5

    By Travisj37
    As a parent, this app is absolutely fantastic. To be able to have this kind of visibility into my child’s day is absolutely priceless. Not being able to be with my son during the day is tough, but this app really goes a long way to bridge that gap.
  • Preschool Necessity! 5/5

    By TheSavvyApple
    I own and operate a small preschool in South Carolina. From our opening 5 years ago, we incorporated many different apps and ideas in order to communicate with our parents and keep them connected to their children. Brightwheel by far has been the best tool for this! We have never had an issue using Brightwheel in our three years of use. Parents rave about this app and many have actually said they chose our preschool over others because of the app. The value it adds to our staff’s day (making communication a breeze) and to our parents’ days (seeing their little ones when they can’t be with them) is priceless.
  • Best ECE App on the market 5/5

    By lakdhsjka
    brightwheel is awesome and helps so many of my teachers and admins solve problems everyday. Keep it up!
  • Couldn’t love this product more 5/5

    By j.e.b.89
    A thoughtfully designed application for directors, teachers, and families. It is easy to use and intuitive. It helps solve the more complicated aspects of running a childcare center, teaching and tracking within the classroom, maintaining records and reports, and truly helps families and staff work together to help little ones develop and grow. On top of all of that their team listens to feedback in order to build new features that keep their platform evolving and relevant.
  • Absolutely Necessary!!! 5/5

    By bwisthebest
    This app is incredible. Early Education Centers can save an amazing amount of time by using brightwheel. Check in/out is a breeze. Parents love the communication, pictures, and videos of their kiddos. Being able to pull daily reports with a couple clicks and at real time is awesome!
  • Great app 5/5

    By Jordan Rozsa
    Love that I can do check in, parent communication and billing all in one place!
  • #1 App for Providers and Schools 5/5

    By #1BrightwheelFanSchool
    I’m a daycare and preschool owner and also have a child in grade school (which uses a different app). I LOVE Brightwheel and wish my daughters school will switch over. Brightwheel is a time-saver on the admin side, an added bonus on the parent-side, and great tool for the teacher side. Teachers use it to update parents and track children’s progress. Parents rave about it and are always “in the know” of their child’s day, making pick up seamless. When we give tours, we always mention that we use Brightwheel and potential clients are in awe when they learn about what this app can do. I also have a little one at my preschool and use this app on the Parent-end. Look no further... coming from someone that uses it on back and front end, and also have experience with other school apps, this is it!!
  • Revolutionary! 5/5

    By Calliegoodwin348
    We have been one of Brightwheel’s longest customers. We started off when the app was small and had just a few features, and we stayed because of the product they have built and we fully believe In Brightwheel & their mission! They have proven over and over that they are listening to us as caregivers and parents as they add all of our requested features. When we were told we would need to move to a paid version earlier this year, there was no hesitation because this has revolutionized our work and our ability to communicate with families. This app helped us immediately contact a parent for a child that was having a seizure, helped us to identify food allergies through the daily food log (that didn’t get lost because it was paper!), and is a selling point for our school because everyone likes having access to know what their child is doing each day! It saves us money on paper, time it takes to write out each activity for each child, and our parents LOVE it! We love brightwheel and I will never have enough positive things to say. Thank you Dave, Jen and team! 💙
  • Every early child professional needs Brightwheel 5/5

    By Larochelle Family
    Brightwheel is an efficient way to manage every aspect of your childcare business. Parents love catching a glimpse of their child’s day, messaging teachers and the easy of paying tuition. Staff members record their time worked, message parents, build lesson plans and document attendance. This time saving, convenient app is an administrators dream come true! Download it today.
  • Game changer 5/5

    By ImagiNation Learning Center
    As a child care director We have been using brightwheel for two years now and it has been a godsend! It helps communication with our families and has made our families feel more connected to the center and their children’s childcare experience. I highly recommend this app!
  • Scrolling issues 2/5

    By peachy_keen10021
    App was great until they recently changed the way to scroll down the screen. Previously, you can touch anywhere on the screen to scroll down but with recent change or update to the app, if you touch a picture or video it will take you to the picture or video and cannot scroll down/up. This is very annoying, please bring back the old better brightwheel!
  • Recent update has poor usability 2/5

    By iamdlu
    In general I love this app, however a recent update made scrolling a feed very difficult because one can no longer swipe/scroll when a picture is touched first. It is as if the app can’t tell the difference between swipe and tap actions. When a photo takes up a large portion of the screen, as it often does, users must find that sliver of header to scroll. Rapid scrolling near impossible because you are bound to touch a picture which then halts the scrolling. Please fix.
  • Photo/video scrolling issues 1/5

    By m0digital
    A recent build introduced a pretty major UX issue. When scrolling the app thinks you want to view a photo/video. This then requires you to find the white areas of the screen that aren’t photos to be able to scroll. Also I find it terribly annoying that photos and videos are not automatically saved to an album on your device requiring you to download them individually. Saving photos is also a different interaction than videos.
  • Review 1/5

    By hdxbsjakbsnsksvd
    Way to many steps you have to take just to get started. Annoying
  • No notifications 1/5

    By CMA2017
    Great app initially but no longer getting ANY notifications on my iPhone. This is very frustrating as staff will send time sensitive messages that I am no longer alerted to. No longer getting check-in/out notifications either.
  • Great App 4/5

    By Grandmaster82
    It’s a great app but there could be some more basic enhancements to increase user experience like download all photos (give a filter option as well) because currently we have to go to each photo and download one by one.
  • Small Iowa Center Loves Brightwheel 5/5

    By Caitlin_Lena
    Brightwheel has been an amazing addition to the many tools we use throughout our center. Parent teacher communication is encouraged and has improved tremendously since we started using this app! We have been apart of the Brightwheel family for two years and we wouldn’t change it for the world! When asking our parents, they are huge fans of the app and the way it lets them see a glimpse of their child’s day when they are away! Highly recommend this system in every aspect!!! LHBD LOVES BRIGHTWHEEL! 💚💙❤️
  • Director 5/5

    By JRowdy86
    I love this app and would highly recommend for any daycare. It's everything you need and more. As a director of a very busy daycare I could not survive without it. The invoicing and payment part of this app has saved me hours and hours of time. They make improvements regularly and it just keeps getting better. You will not be disappointed!
  • Amazing 5/5

    By Laugh N Discover
    I absolutely love what it has done for my preschool. I currently use the check in feature, daily report, billing and photo/video updates. Many of my parents have recently relocated so it allows family from back home to be updated on their child. I love the message all parent feature which has allowed me to go GREEN and save paper.
  • Love it but... 5/5

    By Allison026
    I have no idea if it has to do with my phone but I installed the latest update and ever since I haven’t been getting notified of my child’s check in/outs nor have they been appearing in his “feed”! Please address this issue or contact me to fix this thanks!
  • Best daycare app ever 5/5

    By Annabanana427
    I’ve used a bunch of different apps for my daycare and this is by far, the best one out there! It’s not only super easy to use, it has tons of features too! And the customs support is quick and friendly. Definitely recommend!
  • Suggestions 5/5

    By Director_X
    Great app. I have some suggestions. 1) If I only have one child in the app, automatically take me to that child’s feed so I don’t have to tap on them. 2) If a photo or message is posted, show a badge on the app icon on the home screen. Only those two events though. 3) Allow parents to heart a photo.

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