This transition has been difficult for many family home childcare providers. Many have found it hard to get into the online trainings, or feel they need more support. SEIU 925 has created a petition to request an extension on the July 1st deadline, and is asking the DEL to provide more in person trainings for providers.
Pauli's Playschool participated in the beta testing on the DEL's system in May of 2017, and we became early adopters of their system in February 2018. After trying out the states system we made the decision to move over to Brightwheel. We have found that their sign in platform is much easier to use, and the additional features are perfect for our needs. Its easy to add children and parents to, sign in is a simple four digit code followed by a signature capture, and it tracks staff hours as well! The best part? Their attendance tracking feature is FREE!
I will keep updating as our adventures in electronic attendance continue, but for now check out the amazing makeover of our sign in area now that we don't need a big sign in book anymore.