Picture this: A rushing mom on a tight schedule comes into your daycare juggling her toddler’s backpack, a cup of hot coffee, her already buzzing cell phone, a powerbar, and a set of keys (curse womens’ pocketless pants!).
Now you’re going to ask Mom to set all of that down to sanitize, pick up a pen, and sign in? Everyday?
We didn’t think so.
Contactless check-in for childcare centers is a very simple feature that brings with it with three major benefits:
- It saves time and energy.
- It’s better for the environment.
- It reduces the risk of germ transmission in the age of COVID-19.
If you’re already using a no-touch sign in method, you should advertise these benefits to boost enrollment. (In-copy link: If you’re not using contactless check-in, sign up for a free Wündercare demo to try it out.)
Let parents and guardians know that the entire check-in process from start to finish can take less than one minute. All they have to do is pull up the facial recognition feature on the app — the same process most of us go through multiple times throughout the day to open our iPhones. When drop-off is behind schedule and the adults have somewhere to be, this is a huge timesaver. And, look ma, no hands!
Idea: Screen record yourself “checking in” to daycare on the app, and then post the video on your social channels. Your followers will see how simple and quick it is for themselves!
No more wasted paper. By eschewing the paper sign-in sheets and daily logs, parents can rest assured that you’re doing everything in your power to contribute to a greener, healthier planet. That’s also a good example for the tiny tree-huggers in your care.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends childcare centers use as many prevention strategies as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A check-in process that eliminates shared surfaces and pens is a great way to reduce the risk of transmission. Parents and guardians will be relieved to hear the steps you’re taking to keep their family from contracting COVID-19 (and other gross stuff!).
If you’re a childcare administrator looking to boost enrollment numbers — and your relationship with existing clients — this fall, don’t forget to highlight all the little steps you’re taking throughout the day to keep the children in your care healthy, happy, and safe. Contactless check-in is a great start.
We’re rooting for you!
Want to get started with contactless check-in and other modern childcare management features? Try Wündercare, the all-in-one childcare management app developed by childcare professionals.