Parents, we know you are busy and want to save as much time as possible. With the SmartCare parent app, you can sign your child into and out of your child care center with your smartphone. No more hassling with fingerprint readers or pen and paper. Mobile technology means a quicker and more efficient sign-in and sign-out experience for you.
We all know that nothing brightens your day more than a photo or video of your child having fun. Now you can get those photos and videos as they happen, and even share them to your Facebook or Twitter feeds.
Do you wish you could make payments on the go and not have to worry about carrying your purse, wallet, or checkbook? Well, now you can! Pay your tuition with a credit card or have payments automatically debited from your checking account…all through this mobile app.
SmartCare truly has the mobile solution for you.
Thanks for using SmartCare for Parents. To make our app better for you we bring updates to the App Store regularly or when critical fixes are necessary.
Ratings and Reviews
Very poorly designed
The app is very poorly designed and lacks significant function needed for parents to communicate with teachers and keep up a child’s day.
The thread may be good for some but it is not ideal for everyone. It would be better if you could see like objects together. For example naps, feedings, diaper changes,etc. The font is also too large and it takes too long to scroll through. A grid style would be easier to view and take up a lot less space.
It would also be better if you could view a single day at a time if desired rather than the thread just continuing to run together.
It is nice that you can leave a comment for a teacher, but that is about the only benefit that I can say to this particular app from a parent perspective.
Pictures do not show up as a full picture and it takes three clicks to be able to actually view a picture and or download it. There’s also no consolidated album for you to view all the pictures at one time.
There is no way to leave a note or special instructions or anything of that nature for teacher before a teacher makes an entry on the student. And there is no way to mark a student absent if needed.
The app is also slow and refreshes after every click.
This is by far not everything but these are definitely the most obvious flaws. Any day here that uses this app is going to have parents that are severely disappointed especially if cost increases are involved. Paper reports would be better than this app.
Good Idea. Poor Design
This app works if you only have one parent doing drop off and pickup. Although they claim the app supports multiple person check-in/drop-off, which is true, but some one else authorized to pick up your child will be able to check out your child without you knowing. The timeline feature which displays your child’s happening will only report check-in/check-out from your phone but not another person’s. So if you need to know where your child is, who picked them up and at what time you can always call the school’s admin office since they can look up the SmartCare reports to let you know. I’m sure school admin will rate this app poorly as well with this added overhead responsibility , but they are probably too busy answering calls from concern parents who don’t know if their child made it to school or left school since they have a different designated drop off/pick up person.
Doesn’t work well
I like almost everything about my little one’s daycare center except for this app. Our center uses SmartCare to communicate daily activities, share pictures, and accept payments. I can never view the photos and the updates are just a long timeline scroll instead of a chart or a daily email recap like other child care apps. The payment system is poorly designed but it seems to work okay. I wish my daycare center used a different system.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.