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Move Daycare Records to Your Smartphone, iPad, etc.

Organizing Files in a Filing CabinetStill moving files around the old-fashioned way? Good. So am I. Some information is too important to leave to chance. Keeping it on paper, in a filing cabinet, makes it available at all times – even if the power goes out or your computer is misbehaving. But, wouldn’t it be great if you could get the same information without having to print all that paper?

In our last article, we looked at how to Be Prepared for a Power Outage at your daycare or preschool, as well as other issues that may prevent you from having access to your Child Care Database.

Today we’ll show you how to move information from your computer to a handheld device like a smartphone, iPad, Kindle, or Android handheld. Why is this important? Because cellular phones (and 3G/4G capable handhelds) are battery powered and use cell towers to connect to the internet. Even when the power in your building goes out, you’ll still have access to the information you need. In fact, WiFi capable handhelds would be able to access important child and family information too, even if your WiFi connection was down. Sound too good to be true? Continue reading

Pocket Attendance – Change in Direction

The ProCare Pocket Attendance Tracker has fit a special niche in the ProCare product line since its debut more than four years ago. However, due to the changing direction of technology, Pocket Attendance will no longer be available. Instead, our development team is taking a fresh look at integrating portable devices with ProCare. This evolution will allow for a more feature rich device that will be more flexible and compatible with new technologies. Continue reading

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