brightwheel: Childcare App

8.24K reviews
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About this app

Brightwheel is the #1 software solution for preschools, child care, daycare, 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, 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 improve satisfaction for your parents.

Join the thousands of preschools, child care, 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 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 child care and daycare management app!

PARENTS: Engage in your child’s day with a real-time feed of photos, videos, 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: 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 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, and daycares, and we’re always committed to innovation with frequent improvements and new features.
Updated on
Jun 11, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, Photos and videos and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 7 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

7.97K reviews
Angela & Brian Higgins
June 17, 2024
I would have given this app 5 stars, but the recent user interface update has several annoyances that make it hard to use at check-in time ... I really dislike it. Especially since the previous version was fine! Reasons: 1. Hard to tell when child is selected for check in/out (just a thin outline border). Hard to see when it's sunny. 2. Check boxes (when checking children in) are now shown directly under each child's name, which pushes second child's name off screen. 3. Small signature area!
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June 18, 2024
Thank you for reaching out and for the constructive feedback! We truly value input like this from our community and are always looking for ways to provide a better experience. We will share this feedback with our teams and if you have any other suggestions, feel free to reach out to!
Rhonda Rhoads
February 29, 2024
This is a great app! It's easy to keep track of payments and your account. You can do autopay, too. I also love how the teachers can input updates like meals and nap time. They can even post pictures! The only issue I have had is I do not get any notifications from the app. They are turned on, but I miss messages bc it doesn't notify me. Other than that this is a wonderful app!
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Sunny Neon Raye
April 5, 2024
Great support team, responsive to feedback. Very straightforward app for communicating with daycare staff. Visually appealing, well organized, responsive & functional. Love the push notifications for check in/out; means I dont have to scramble to text hubby that we're on our way home while getting everything in the car. Has chats with general staff and management, and built in specific chats for late or early pickup. Check in kiosks, payment reminders, & receipts for flex account mgmt.
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What's new

Performance and stability improvements.