Child Status page for parents

We’ve recently added a new feature to DaycareWatilist.com.  It allows you to give access to parents to view the status of their child on your waiting list anytime they like.  It’s only accessible by unique URL so the information is hidden from public viewing, but it does not require the parents to create an account or login to see the status.    The URL will look something like this:

https://www.daycarewaitlist.com/public/demo/child/1beb7b70

And that unique URL will take them to a page where they can see the current status like this:

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How to turn this feature on?

The feature is already on, but parents will only be able to use it if you give them the unique URL.  There are two ways to do this.

Method 1

On the edit child page the child’s status URL is near the bottom.  You can copy this URL and send it to the parents, who can visit the page whenever they like to see the updated status.

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Method 2

The second way to get parents the URL is by using online forms.  After the parent fills out the form, they will be provided with the unique URL for their child.  You can turn this on in the online forms configuration screen.  See below:

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Happy New Year – Get a $50 Amazon Gift Card

2016 is over and and we are busy making plans for 2017.  We’d like to make the first part of 2017 great by offering a $50 Amazon.com gift card for referring a friend to daycarewaitlist.com.  You can get your card in four easy steps.

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  1. Tell your friends and colleagues how awesome daycarewaitlist.com is.
  2. They signup for a new account and pay for their first year.
  3. You send an email to chris@daycarewaitlist.com.  Make sure to include the email address or daycare name of your referral.
  4. We’ll email you a virtual gift card that you can use immediately

That’s all there is to it, they get an awesome waitlist application that will help them keep a neat and tidy waiting list for their daycare, and you get $50 to spend on Amazon.  This offer will be available for new signups between Jan 1 2017 and Feb 1 2017.

See the future

We’ve added a new feature to DaycareWaitlist that will allow you to “see the future”.  This will help in your planning process to see which children will be eligible for an upcoming vacant spot.

For example: let’s say you expect to have an opening in your 12-24 month age group in 3 months.

In the past, you would have to review the children in that age group and do the math to see who will still be under 24 months in 3 months.  You would also have to look at the previous age group and see who will be at least 12 months old in 3 months.  Then you have to use priorities and added-on dates to figure out who would be at the top of the list.  That’s quite a process!

With our new “see the future” option, you just have to set the date 3 months ahead and look at your list.  That’s much easier!  Below are some instructions on how to use this new option.

Step 1 – Click on “See the future” on the top right corner of any age group.

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Step 2 – Set the date you want to adjust the list for.  Once set, the list will be shown as if it’s this future date.  For example, if you select a day 6 months into the future, a child who is 11 months old today, will appear as 17 months old and will move from the 0-12 month age group to the the 12-24 month age group.

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Step 3 – See your future.  All age groups have now been adjusted based on the future date you selected (see #1 below).  Depending on their age, some children will move to other age groups.  Also, the adjusted age of how old the child will be on that future date will be shown (see #2 below) .

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Step 4 – Reset the lists. Once you have reviewed the your list and want to revert it back to current time, just click the “clear” link (see #1 above).

We hope this new feature will make your job of keeping our child care waiting list even more organized, and save you some time and headaches.

 

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We are proud to partner with ChildCareLounge.com and offer a 10% discount on classes for all DaycareWaitlist.com Pro subscribers.  If you are a Pro subscriber and are interested in taking advantage of this offer, please contact us for information on how to use your discount.

To find out about the other great features of DaycareWaitlist Pro, please visit our details and pricing pages.