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Child Care Seer Release Spotlight - May 4, 2021

Waitlist Management Has Arrived!

Our new waitlist management tool makes ordering and tracking families on your waiting list easier than ever! Child Care Seer has updated all Booking Requests to show you more of the information you need when making enrollment decisions without ever leaving the page.

To visit your new waitlist headquarters, navigate to the Booking Requests page on the Dashboard, then select Waitlist. In addition to critical information newly visible on each request, you’ll find all of the powerful tools you need to manage your waitlist on the action menu. As always, you’ll still be able to review, edit, or delete any request from this menu, but for waitlisted requests you can also change considered classes, enter anticipated offer dates, make notes about the request, and view contact information quickly and easily! Seer automatically adds newly waitlisted requests to the end of the list, but all you need to do to move a request to a different position is click and drag it to wherever you like. We’ve even included optional filters to help you view requests by class or by program. Not sure if you can accommodate a request yet? Now you can open the Availability view right from the request!

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Child Care Seer has updated all Booking Requests to include the most important details of the request: Dates, times, program name or visit length, price, child’s home class, who made the request, and more! In addition, we’ve added a Child Highlights section which reflects all Tags that have been applied to the child, including your new custom tags discussed below.

Now you’ve truly got all the information you need to make enrollment decisions all in one place, right on your Child Care Seer screen!

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Custom Tags Are Here!

Child Care Seer has updated the Tags on children to be more flexible, more informative, more usable and (finally) customizable to the needs of your center! We’ve added many new system tag categories, giving each a corresponding icon and distinct color to help you see critical information at a glance. And now daycare managers can add center-specific tags on the settings page.

To see more details, visit the Daycare menu, on the Settings tab. Then select Tags on the bottom left.

To add a new tag, simply select Add Tag and name it whatever you like. Be sure to select a color and corresponding icon to help recognize your tag throughout Child Care Seer. Category tags require further details, such as an allergy; and label tags are generally “yes or no” questions, such as whether this is a military family. Click the blue check and your tag is ready to use for any child in Seer!

Custom tags may be edited or deleted, but please note that this will affect all places where this tag is currently in use. System tags cannot be edited or deleted.

Document Expiration Notifications and Report

Child Care Seer’s mission is to help you see into the future of your daycare and take appropriate action today. To that end, we have expanded your ability identify and take action on documents before they expire. In addition to warning icons on expired or soon-expiring documents, Child Care Seer has a new report to show you exactly what documents need your attention for families and staff! Staff managers and family managers will also receive in-app notifications when documents are about to expire or expired. For families, child managers will receive in-app notifications about public document expirations related to their children.

To find the new reports, visit the new Expirations section of the Reports menu. For your convenience, we’ve separated family documents from staff documents, and we’ve included validation form expirations as well. When you view one of these reports, you’ll be able to see exactly which documents for which children or staff are expiring or expired, the expiration date, and even the person that originally uploaded the document! You can also choose to ignore expiration dates if you like.

Documents are considered to be “expiring soon” starting 35 days prior to expiration. As a result, if you view the report on the first of the month, you’ll know exactly which documents need to be updated before the next month begins.

Bulk Check-In and Check-Out

We know that a good feature in Child Care Seer is one that save you time and clicks. We have now added the ability for you to check children in or out of your daycare i