Pin codes and attendance reports

We recently released several new features related to the pin code entry on the mobile application, and new attendance reports on the web application:

 

Sign in/out via Pin Code on the mobile application

The pin code entry, already available on the web application, is now also available on the native iOS and Android applications.

The pin code feature allows parents to sign in and sign out their child via a unique personal 4-digit pin code.

 

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If you’ve activated the pin code option in your childcare setup page, a new Sign In/Out button is now available at the bottom of the application on tablet devices (iPad/Kindle Fire/Android tablets), and as a menu option on the iPhone and Android phone app.

 

From there, parents can enter their 4-digit pin code to sign in/out their child.

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You can lock this page so parents cannot exit the page to view personal information of others children. Once the page is locked, only the password of the classroom account, or the 4-digit pin number of a teacher, can unlock the page.

Parent can then enter their signature before validating. If you don’t want to collect the signature, you can disable this step in settings > preferences.

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The pin code feature is available to all subscription plans on the web application. The mobile app implementation is only available to Premium+ and Professional+ subscriptions.

 

Attendance reports

We’ve added several new features on the attendance reports, available to all accounts with a subscription:

  • A new simplify daily report is now available,
  • You can specify a custom date range for your attendance reports,
  • Daily and weekly attendance reports now include the parent signatures,
  • You can exclude specific days of the week (for instance Sundays) from the report,
  • You can download a .pdf file of the daily or weekly attendance report.

You can access attendance reports in the settings > attendance reports page.

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Also, Premium+ and Professional+ accounts can now schedule automatic daily or weekly emails to receive the attendance reports in their inbox. Those can be activated in the settings > summary emails page.

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Quota on free plans

Starting August 15, 2018, we’ll begin enforcing usage limits for users with no monthly subscription plan. The new daily usage with the free plan will be limited to 50 entries and 5 photos per account.

To keep using Daily Connect without limitation after August 15th, you need to subscribe to a Premium+ or Professional+ plan.

In addition to unlimited usage, a subscription gives you the following additional benefits:

  • Free mobile application for you and for parents.
  • Daily summary emails can be automatically sent to parents (and optionally to you) at the end of the day. You can also schedule automatic daily or weekly emails sent to you for backup with the classroom info.
  • Real-time daily attendance, weekly and monthly attendance reports for each classroom and for each child.
  • Enable a Sign in/out kiosk to allow each parent to sign in/out their child via a unique pin code. The ability to collect signature and photos will also be available very soon.
  • Send emergency Text/SMS messages to parents, and automatically send recurring emails to parents (for instance to remind them to order lunch or pay bill each month).
  • Customize the web application
  • Upload documents (.pdf, doc, …) to parents for newsletter, menus, forms, …
  • Manage classrooms and teachers under the same Professional+ plan

 

You can subscribe to a Premium+ and Professional+ plan in the settings > billing page of the web application. You will only be charged after the 7 days free trial period. You can cancel the subscription at any time.

Contact support@dailyconnect.com if you have any question

Changes to our subscription plans

 

We’ve recently started a new usage-based subscription plan for child care professionals. The subscription allow all linked users (staff and parents) to download and use the mobile app for free.

The new usage-based monthly plans (named Premium+ and Professional+) replace our previous fixed-price legacy plans (named Premium, Professional and Enterprise). The features of the new plans are the same as our legacy plans with the addition of the free mobile app download. We’re working on new features that will only be available on the new usage-based plans.

If you are an existing subscriber of a legacy plan, you are not required to switch to the new plans, you can keep your existing plan. In that case, your parents will be asked to buy the mobile app fee via in-app purchase. New users can only subscribe to the new usage-based subscriptions.

In addition, starting August 15, 2018, we’ll begin enforcing usage limits for users with no monthly subscription plan. The new daily usage with the free plan will be limited to 50 entries and 5 photos per account.

Free Plan New Premium+ and Professional+ usage-based plans Legacy fixed-price plans
Available to new users Yes Yes No
Daily Usage Limit 50 entries/5 photos No Limit No Limit
Mobile app price $4.99 Free $4.99
Monthly subscription price Free $1.25/child
(up to 100 children)
$8.99/$44.99/$89.99

The Premium+ and the Professional+ plans have the same price. The Premium+ plan is designed for family daycare with one classroom and one teacher. It is easier to setup than the Professional+ plan which can manage multiple classrooms, multiple teachers and multiple locations. You can switch from a Premium+ to a Professional+ plan by emailing support@dailyconnect.com.

In addition to unlimited usage, a subscription gives you the following additional benefits:

  • Free mobile application for you and for parents.
  • Daily summary emails can be automatically sent to parents (and optionally to you) at the end of the day. You can also schedule automatic daily or weekly emails sent to you for backup with the classroom info.
  • Real-time daily attendance, weekly and monthly attendance reports for each classroom and for each child.
  • Enable a Sign in/out kiosk to allow each parent to sign in/out their child via a unique pin code. The ability to collect signature and photos will also be available very soon.
  • Send emergency Text/SMS messages to parents, and automatically send recurring emails to parents (for instance to remind them to order lunch or pay bill each month).
  • Customize the web application
  • Upload documents (.pdf, doc, …) to parents for newsletter, menus, forms, …
  • Manage classrooms and teachers under the same Professional+ plan

 

You can subscribe to a Premium+ and Professional+ plan in the settings > billing page of the web application. You will only be charged after the 7 days free trial period. You can cancel the subscription at any time.

Contact support@dailyconnect.com if you have any question.