Child care center and preschool
135 centers, 469 teachers , 2435 students
We use nearly all features of Illumine. Check-in for staff and students, quick scan, photo sharing, messaging, daily reporting, lesson planning, immunisation tracking, billing, and ratios.
Life before Illumine
Before illumine, we struggled with timely tuition collection and spent many hours chasing 20% of our families for weekly payments. Before illumine, communicating with parents about their child’s day, was a constant challenge. Everything from daily attendance and staff check-in was done on paper, and it was painstaking to say the least.
We had disparate ways of communicating to get important information out to parents in case of emergency. Before illumine, we had multiple files for student record, assessments, billing, attendance records as well
Life since Illumine
The biggest value we’ve seen is prompt and consistent tuition collection. We no longer struggle with late payments or having to remember to send payment reminders. Communication has also greatly improved with parents, who love to see real-time photos of their child’s day and the ability to message with our staff.
Illumine has streamlined our emergency preparedness plans, and solidified our ability to instantaneously communicate with parents should an emergency occur. It has replaced multiple systems . We no longer have a separate billing software, communication software and no use of whatsapp and facebook anymore for communications. Illumine also allows us to leave the building with very little paperwork .
We have been able to track our school operations with the click of a mouse. We can now see at a glance what once took us days to research.
Staff members record their time worked, message parents, build lesson plans, and document attendance all within the platform.
It’s safe to say we’ve saved at least 25 hours of time each week.