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Oct 26, 2021 5 min read

Contactless Check-in For Families and Staff Remains Essential to the Safety of Your Child Care Center

Procare By: Procare

Your child care center needs a fast and safe way to organize dropoffs and pickups now, more than ever.

It’s vital that families and staff not stand in lines or transfer germs with their hands and in the air.

Procare Solutions remains committed to helping your centers and schools as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, and amid the flu and cold season.

Procare’s integrated technology allows families and your staff to use QR codes and/or GPS technology for a completely touch-free check-in and check-out process. 

Let’s take a look at how this contactless technology benefits both your students and your staff while reducing the time you spend on administrative tasks. 

What is Contactless Check-In?

Contactless daycare check-in allows parents to check in their children using the Procare app without entering your building or by scanning a code once inside.

Each school and child care center uses a unique QR code that can be displayed on a tablet, computer, smartphone or printed on paper. 

When parents arrive, they simply pull up the Procare app on their phone, select the QR code icon and scan. After scanning the code, the parent will be able to check in their child directly from their phone. 

Procare offers two options for this: using a QR code and curbside GPS check-in. Your center can use both, which allows staff to devote their energy to greeting kids and getting their days off to a great and welcoming start.

Parents can even check in from inside their cars if your center does curbside dropoffs. The simple process is quite similar to opening a digital restaurant menu — parents just open the app, select the QR scan button and scan the code. Done! 

Or parents scan their children in at your center’s front desk. Either way, it’s the same fast and contactless experience for parents, whether on phone or at the kiosk. Choose which contactless check-in method works best for your center’s needs, or use both!

How Staff Benefits from Contactless Check-In

Procare’s technology allows your teachers and other staff to sign in and sign out easily and quickly using a tablet at your center or their own phone.

Timecards automatically are updated, which frees up your time spent on a mundane administrative task.

You can get rid of stacks of paper time sheets that need to be tallied by hand and manually entered into your system. This feature for staff sign-ins and sign-outs saves you time that you can spend elsewhere in your center!

Questions about staff checkins and checkouts? Check out our support page here!

Tracking Health and Safety

Health checks have become a normal part of day-to-day operations at child care centers and schools.

Contactless check-in provides a safe and efficient way to check in and record health screening questions, or any other questions you’d like recorded. Procare can document temperature checks and symptoms of sicknesses, as well as activities to ward off illness through the day such as hand washing.

Logging health checks is key to helping your center keep students and staff healthy. 

Each of Procare’s child care software solutions offers the ability to log health checks throughout the day. And Desktop users get Health Check Extra, which allows the answers of a health questionnaire completed by a staff member to be imported directly into the software. 

Other information is imported as well. 

A huge benefit of contactless check-in is that it tracks attendance for students and staff, an often time-sucking process for administrators. 

Limiting foot traffic inside your center by allowing check-ins to happen outside reduces the germs that enter into your building.

And parents will be thrilled to know that their children are safe when your doors are locked to anyone but staff and those with a verified code.

Reap the Rewards of Technology

You pay a lot of attention to the technology inside your classrooms. Impress your parents with the tools you use to keep them and their children safe before they even set foot inside your center. 

Child dropoffs already are a stressful time of day for many parents. Contactless check-in is a way to shorten that process so they can ease into the rest of their days without the extra time of filling out a paper sign-in sheet while wrangling children and hurrying to make it to the office on time.

And staff will appreciate knowing that you’re looking out for them by allowing them to sign in and sign out of work in a safe and quick way.

Contactless check-in for students and staff is just one way Procare is helping you keep your families and staff safe while taking some of the stress out of running a child care center. 

It’s one of Procare’s many features that frees up more of your time so you can do the things you love about running a child care center or working with school children. 

Two out of three child-centered businesses that use child care management software choose Procare. 

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