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brightwheel: Child Care App

brightwheel: Child Care App
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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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Evaluation at the itunes store

Evaluation of iPhone App [brightwheel: Child Care App] at itunes store

  • newest version:4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)4.8653
  • All versions:4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)4.9

Number of people evaluated:21336



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People reviews

Impression and review of people to iPhone App [brightwheel: Child Care App]!

  • Needs Password Protection!!
    by JessYam on July 2, 2022 at 4:09 am

    I have a couple other apps that require you to sign in with Touch ID before you can access anything in the app. I really think this app needs that feature - a lot of sensitive info is stored here!

  • Checking In/Out
    by CBrownSig on June 15, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    I’ve been advised by our daycare provider that Brightwheel no longer allows staff to check children in and out, only parents. The problem is, my dad drops my daughter off and isn’t tech savvy, so he’s not able to. I like to know when my daughter has been dropped off and picked up with the convenience of the app. He takes her because of my working hours, so calling him isn’t always convenient (or safe if he’s on the road). ***Also, this is an extra check during the summer months when children are left in hot cars accidentally. Why not make this feature available for providers and thwart any accidental occurrences? If a dad is used to seeing those notifications at work and doesn’t get one, he can text mom and a crisis can possibly be avoided early… just because of a simple check in notification. It also helps the daycare providers keep tabs on everyone. Please reconsider including this feature again!

  • thumbs down button
    by H713tx on June 14, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Need at thumbs down button, or dislike button

  • I miss you, Brightwheel.
    by KK4484 on June 9, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    Please, please, please make a deal with the Learning Care Group to get them to come back to you. This new app they developed on their own is horrible, and we miss you terribly.

  • Recent changes - boooooo
    by klarastan on June 1, 2022 at 3:08 am

    Recently - within the last week or so - Brightwheel eliminated the check in and check out notifications in this app. We have been using this app with our daycare for nearly four years and have LOVED IT, but this particular change drops it from 5 stars to 3 stars. As my husband and I sometimes have to trade off drop off and pick up at the last minute, having that drop off/pick up notification really gave us both peace of mind that the kids were safe and where they were supposed to be. PLEASE CHANGE IT BACK.

  • What a dumpster fire of an app.
    by nme2003 on May 28, 2022 at 12:04 am

    I can never get it to work. Thought it was my phone so I purchased a new phone. Couldn’t even log in. Says network error all the time.

  • Nice app butttttt
    by sarai o on May 27, 2022 at 12:14 am

    Definitely room for improvement. As a mom obsessed with my kid I demand 1. Bulk-save option for parents to download photos at least on the web ( currently we have to download each picture everyday or you may forget a day and lose those precious memories) 2. Downloading photo from app should be easier 3. Your most recent update should have always existed because it doesn’t the entire daycare doesn’t need to know about conversations you have with directors and admins regarding your child’s development or account/billing

  • Not Great
    by lapetitemom on May 25, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Very glitchy, often doesn’t load. Doesn’t send alerts about check in or check out. No way to receive the daily summary in an email or message. The teachers don’t see notes until much later in the day. Also, weird use of third person pronouns that can’t be changed.

  • Very bad technical support
    by gabigab13 on May 25, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    This app is only good when you don’t need technical support. If you have a urgent need forget it. I needed to wait 3 days to be able to speak with someone to restore the issue I had and to be apple to use the app that I’m paying $20 per month to use it. I don’t recommend it!

  • Takes too long to check in/out.
    by Johnmcp on May 25, 2022 at 4:45 am

    The app has too many steps when checking in/out. Hopefully, this will be streamlined in a future release.

  • No messages on Apple Watch
    by Empdhd on May 20, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    This is a fine app. Too bad I cant view messages on my apple watch. I get notifications but then have to go find my phone to see and respond.

  • Best TikTok Ad
    by Schisue on May 19, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    I began using Brightwheel for my in-home daycare after seeing it on a TikTok ad by another provider. I don’t mean to sound dramatic, but it has been life changing! Okay, okay, at least business changing. It is so easy to set up and use. The mobile app means I can keep track of what’s going on every minute of my very hectic day and keep families in the know. The families in my care love it too and that it gives them the ability to see pictures and updates all day long. I also love being able to utilize the messaging on the app because it keeps business with business instead of using regular texts which doesn’t seem (to me) as professional. Brightwheel has thought of everything you could want as an administrator (things I didn’t even think about, that I’m now implementing!). And their customer service? TOP NOTCH! There was an issue with my account and they caught it before I did and fixed it with a few simple questions. Brandon in payments - literally the best. I cannot rave about this app enough. Save yourself the hassle and download it today!

  • Newest update
    by earin3 on May 6, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    The update for check in is a waste of time. An extra step for us, when we don't have time to waste with full classes etc. Also it REALLY needs a "mark all as read" for messages.

  • No payment confirmation prompt!?
    by Gabriel T Rogers on April 27, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Every other app I’ve ever made a payment through has a confirmation prompt when you go to pay. This app just sends it through the moment you hit the button. I hit the “pay” button expecting a prompt that would let me add a new payment method. It just sent it through on the account I did NOT want to use. When I reached out to the school, they said this happens and there is nothing that they can do. So I reached out to brightwheel support. They were also not helpful.

  • My opinion
    by The Gucci One on April 26, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    I love this app it always keeps me updated with what’s going on at my child’s daycare

  • Fantastic
    by pebblez&Bamm on April 22, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    I WISH I CAN RECOMMEND A 100 It’s convenient and update on everything🥰

  • Excellent Application
    by Brohel on April 17, 2022 at 12:25 am

    It’s the best app to get every information about your child.

  • Edit
    by Qwertyuiop00769006542245578 on April 5, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Please, PLEASE make there be a way to turn off two factor authentication. I have a teacher account and a parent account and having to two factor every few hours is INFURIATING.

  • Enjoying this app
    by Aaanderson1 on April 4, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Update- I really like the app. Makes communication easier, and we enjoy the pics and updates. Thank you to their customer service for commenting and letting me know that you can edit which notifications you get by clicking edit profile.

  • Archaic, poorly designed
    by drsupport on April 2, 2022 at 1:16 am

    App is designed over 10 years ago. Looks web based. Customer support has difficulty accomplishing basic tasks of not double entry of our kids. We have two children but according to brightwheel, we have 5 haha. Schools need to move onto a competitor platform.

  • Would be perfect if…
    by Tanamwob on March 28, 2022 at 4:21 pm

    Everything is wonderful, but videos won’t upload ever. Not a single one. Which means I have to text the parent to send them videos, which I feel defeats the purpose of the app 😓 if you have a patch for this, it would be perfect and 5stars

  • Nice
    by Rsk191919 on March 25, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Good app to keep in touch with kids school teachers and get the pics and updates from school.

  • Brightwheel
    by Briizzzy on March 22, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Love this app ! Great way to stay connected with my daughters daycare !

  • A MUST HAVE!!!!
    by concernedpops on March 21, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    I can’t say enough to explain how incredible this app is. You know exactly what’s going on and where you kid is at all times. You can send messages which makes it even better. Best app ever, makes my life so much easier. I’m sure it does the same for teachers and daycare providers. A MUST HAVE!!!!

  • Great app
    by kseniyab1985 on March 18, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    I am a parent, my child just started daycare and this app is wonderful tool to stay in touch and get updates on my little one. One issue that I am having is that, although all my notification settings are turned on - I do not see the nofifications on the app icon itself, so if for some reason I dont hear or see the badge pop up- I might miss a message from daycare which is not ideal.

  • Great app for keeping up with my child
    by NateRotella on March 4, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Awesome capabilities for a childcare app and much appreciated from a busy parent. feedback It would be awesome to be able to comment on photos.

  • Latest update is buggy
    by Chuugle on January 27, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    The app was great and I have been using it for at least 2 years for my child’s daycare. But this week the app keeps timing out and is taking forever to successfully check my child in. Please fix the bugs!

  • Poor customer service
    by CarKnoll85 on January 24, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    App was awful. Impossible to register and get my son linked to my account. I got error message after error message. Then when I contacted Brightwheel I got no response from their customer service. Still don’t have access to my sons info, still waiting for help from these people.

  • Love Brightwheel
    by hippoclass1 on January 20, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    I only wish there were notification icons next to what class received a message. I find my self having to click on each class to see what class received a message.

  • Update
    by kwhite20 on January 13, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Please update so this app can be used on apple watch… it’s really the only thing missing.

  • Great app
    by Complete Athlete Training on January 6, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    I probably write 1 review a year.

  • Updated! (Lack of) Notifications
    by ECE teach/parent on December 4, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Update! They finally, finally, finally added badge notifications for messages! It has been so amazingly helpful. Badge notifications helped me know that there was a big fire next door to the childcare center, that there was no danger to the center, but to seek an alternate route at pick up time. Now I won’t miss messages. If you don’t have them turned on, do it now! ——————————————————————- I am so over this app not having badge notifications. I’ve missed some important information from my provider, because there are only banner notifications. I’ve emailed customer support twice, about 6 months apart, and they say they will ‘pass on’ the request. I feel like badge notifications is app writing 101. If you can auto debit my credit card to pay tuition, you can surely figure out how to put a number in a red circle. Other than that, the app is great.

  • Thankful
    by Juliette & the TWINS DAD on December 2, 2021 at 11:55 pm


  • Log In bug
    by hawks1010101 on December 2, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Log in issues. Password is correct, won't let me login or reset password...keep getting error. Bug needs to be fixed asap.

  • Annoying check-in process
    by rich42852 on December 1, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    This apps check in is so inefficient with useless steps. You would imagine when you scan the QR code you are done, but no.. it ask you a bunch of Covid questions, and then it ask you to sign a signature and wait, not done yet.. it ask you to input PIN. Is someone concern someone stealing my phone, kidnap my kid and drop them off at daycare without my approval?? And even if so, use biometrics to confirm identity like all apps now.

  • Low Quality in Photos!!!
    by MusicMoviesApps on November 19, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    The quality in photos is reduced so much that it's even hard to see the photos. We have all these great phones that produce such good quality photos yet the app just reduces the quality to save some money. These are our kids we are taking photos of, not some random stuff.

  • Love the app
    by zoikari on October 29, 2021 at 11:54 am

    The app gives me peace of mind while I’m at work. I get constant updates from my infant daughter and I love them!!

  • Invaluable for the daycare business!
    by thee.lauren.morin on September 29, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    I am not exaggerating when I say that this app and the entire Brightwheel platform has transformed my daycare. I would suggest this for any daycare of any size! HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend!

  • Horrible app
    by bucket3934 on September 27, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    My daycare requires this app. It absolutely ridiculous how much they charge for a “processing fee”. Horrible.

  • Can’t use the app
    by LaShaShante on September 27, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    I created an account but for some reason I’m not receiving anything from my daughters daycare. My sister receives everything. Because of her I know I have two different profiles somehow. Both use my email, but I only have access to the one not connected with the school. I’d rather just have a sign in/out sheet when I pick up and drop off my daughter. I would rather talk to her teacher than have to rely on this app for updates on my daughter. I don’t see how teachers have time to update parents and guardians on 20+ toddlers and still engage with them, but I guess that’s beside the point. My daughter had been in school almost a week and I haven’t been able to use this app at all. How do I get access to the right profile? The school said they can’t fix it on their end and I have to call customer support. Anyone know the number? Cause I can’t find that either. More than a little annoyed.

  • Photo gallery
    by Mmaarriiaa💕 on September 20, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    I would love if the app had a photo gallery of all the photos sent in messages

  • Love it but there are some big bugs!
    by mshaw21 on August 19, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    My child’s daycare says they check her in after school each day, yet my husband and I do not see this in our apps. This happened sometimes at a previous daycare, too.

  • Useless Help Desk
    by TabAdam on August 13, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    The help desk/email team is completely useless. I’ve asked simple questions; yet, they will send me unnecessary information that doesn’t relate to your issue!

  • Great
    by Marlene1128 on August 9, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    But please make this compatible with the iWatch. I am unable to check my phone often while at work, so I can’t respond to messages from my child’s caregivers as promptly as I need to.

  • Image attach to message, please!
    by Chief Personnel Officer on August 5, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Thank you for this app! I love the way my daycare uses it, and I can look at photos of my preschool twins with them and talk about the day when we’re home together! Please add image attachments to messages. I would love to be able to include visuals with some of my communication with the classroom teacher, notes to the director regarding future schedule, etc.

  • Great, could be even better
    by Zaphodoll on July 14, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    A recommendation for a future versions: I would like to be able to scroll through all the photos taken. The only way to view each photo is to open it, then hit done, scroll down to next photo & open it. Alternatively, it’d be great to download all photos at once rather than opening them & saving them individually. Thanks

  • Love it!
    by BeckyTripHoffman on July 13, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Once you remember your code (try not to X out like I did, it’s easy peasy) 🙂 love that I can send the teachers a note!

  • Over complicated and over priced.
    by caseykirkland on June 28, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    This app was a pain in the butt to set up. They make you do this long complicated set up with one of their sales people, acting like it will be difficult. It’s not. The price is by child and ended up being way too much for our preschool. I loved the actual app and the sign in and out and the communication part. To cancel we had to give them two months AND do it over a 30 minute zoom call. Perhaps this is why it’s so overpriced? Because the simple part that apps like remind allow you to do they over complicate.

  • Love this app so much!!!
    by Gwen4442 on June 21, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Gives grandma and grandpa a chance to watch little ones as they learn and grow, see their activities, and feel confident about who’s caring for them.

  • If it’s broken don’t fix it
    by ChildCareProvider315 on June 12, 2021 at 9:40 am

    I’m pretty sure brightwheel is based in the United States where calendars run Sunday through Monday, not Monday through Saturday. New update almost caused me to short staff members a day of pay. The calendars need to be consistent all through the application.

Change log

Update history of iPhone App [brightwheel: Child Care App]

Minor adjustments and improvements under the hood.
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iPhone App [brightwheel: Child Care App] Other details

  • Sales maker:
    DSSV, Inc.
  • Release date:
  • Version:3.21.6
  • OS:iOS,iPhone,iPad
  • Price:Free


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