Illumine: Empowering Childcare Centers Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Amidst the global pandemic, Illumine has come to the rescue of the child care center owners in the country. In light of the situation, Illumine has released new-age features like a remote learning interface, digital administration database and many more features to facilitate the childcare centers and preschools survive and adapt during this time. Now preferred by more than 300 schools globally, this childcare management software (app available on Android and iOS users) is helping preschool and daycare center owners streamline operations even during the pandemic.

Preschool Management App

Preschool Management App

The oldest user on the platform is a 75 years old teacher - a testament to the app's easy-to-use interface and functionalities.

For the most part of 2020, COVID-19 has impacted many businesses across the country. Childcare centers in particular have been one of the severely-hit and least-supported domains. Childcare plays a significant role in shaping the future workforce, enhancing children’s learning and development. However, many childcare centers were forced to shut down due to the pandemic, and while many have since reopened, they are operating with increased uncertainty and decreased enrollment due to the existing impact of the pandemic.

40% of childcare centers say that they will be forced to close if they do not receive further public assistance.

Illumine helps such childcare center owners continue with their businesses while allowing them to provide quality child care amid the pandemic. Illumine, is among the best preschool apps designed for childcare owners, educators, parents, and administrators to simplify childcare management amid the pandemic.

How Illumine's new remote learning features have helped child care centers during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic:

Contactless Attendance
Center owners can digitally manage student and staff attendance from right within the app. Staff can check-in from the app using a unique QR code-based contactless attendance system.

Medical Log
Illumine offers a paperless alternative for daycare centers to maintain daily medical logs. Vitals like body temperature and blood oxygen levels of both students and staff can be instantly logged on a daily basis from within the app ensuring a safe environment within the premises.

Virtual Classes
With social distancing becoming the norm, remote learning is increasingly being embraced by parents as well as teachers. Teachers can use Illumine to schedule HD video calls with students, share files, clarify doubts, provide feedback, explain concepts better with a digital whiteboard, record call transcripts, and share assignments and lesson plans while maintaining a safe distance.

Remote Learning Through Lesson Sharing
Illumine's unique lesson sharing feature, lets teachers create lessons with media-rich elements like video, image, or pdf attachments and share them with parents and let them collaborate through comments and update the progress. The team at Illumine reported that over 60,000 photos and videos have been shared till date, through the platform.

Parent Communication
Illumine unifies various parent-staff communication needs under a single dashboard. Once logged in, carers and teachers can receive and respond to parent queries/concerns, share pictures/videos of children in their charge with their parents, send daily digital reports after every session and more ensuring stronger parent partnership with zero physical contact.

Other key features of Illumine:

  • Digital Billing and Fee Collection
  • Admission and waitlist
  • Onboarding and support
  • Video sharing
  • Bus tracking
  • Newsletter
  • Live streaming or CCTV
  • Meal plan sharing

What does it cost?

Illumine currently has 4 subscription models:

A free subscription model for new centers (up to 10 children)
A standard subscription for single centers costing $.50 per month per child
A business subscription for large centers costing $1.49 per month per child
An enterprise subscription for centers with multiple branches costing $1.99 per month per child.

The app can be downloaded for free from Google's Play Store as well as the App Store. A web-version is available too. A free trial is provided for new users. https://admin.illumine.app/signup

About Illumine
Illumine is a specifically designed childcare/preschool management software to streamline the day-to-day operations of childcare centers. The app is GDPR compliant, works even easy-to-use, and packed with features you need to manage every aspect of childcare centers, including handling school enrollments, parent-teacher communication, payment collections, and managing virtual classes.
For more details, please visit https://illumine.app/.

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Navneet Rastogi
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since: 02/2018
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