SchoolCast Daycare edition
SchoolCast's Daycare edition is a great fit for child care centers of all types. It's a modified version of the highly successful SchoolCast product that's designed with the needs of preschools, daycares and child care centers in mind.
The rapid alert and messaging system allows administrators to quickly and easily communicate with parents and/or staff. Voice messages, text to speech, enhanced e-mail, and SMS text messages – in addition to social media connections – all can be delivered at amazingly fast speeds.
Inform parents about weather delays, cancellations, meetings, tuition, and health notices and reminders of all sorts. Plus, targeted messaging keeps faculty and staff updated and knowledgeable.
SchoolCast's Daycare edition makes it easy for everyone to be able to receive alerts and notifications at home, at work, in their cars – anywhere!
TRUE Text Messaging!
SchoolCast uses true SMS text messaging, not "SMTP" or "email-based" text messaging as many companies do. This is important because only SMS text messages are truly supported by the cellular networks – SMTP messages merely "piggyback" on the cellular networks with the lowest delivery priority, no way to ensure the messages are in fact received, and have a low reliability and deliver ability rating.
SchoolCast is able to send messages to your entire school community or just select groups of people. There are an unlimited number of groups available for the client to customize and place people into – by teacher, rooms, location, activities, etc.
SchoolCast delivers targeted messaging options to all of these groups and our flexible "user permissions" options ensure that only those members of the school staff (or others that the school designates) are able to send messages to those within their authorized groups.
How It Works
First, there's the Web-based portion. This is where account administrators can launch (or schedule) voice, enhanced e-mail, and SMS text alerts/messages – as well as view results. Account details can be easily monitored. Social media (Facebook, Twitter, and RSS feeds) can be established in connection with SchoolCast's Daycare edition. And a variety of reports and targeted groups can be created, modified, and shared. Best of all, SchoolCast is a fully-hosted, Web-based notification product so there's no additional hardware or software to buy!
Secondly, the SchoolCast Mobile Command Center is a FREE app developed specifically for educators to launch (or schedule) alerts and messages directly from a variety of cellular and wireless technologies, including Apple, Android, and Blackberry. The built-in translation feature makes it visually easy to preview any notices before being sent. Also, all sent alerts and messages can be monitored from within the app.
Lastly, there's the SchoolCast Interactive Voice Response (IVR) phone system. Voice alerts are launched from anywhere in the world by using any cellular or landline telephone and the SchoolCast toll-free phone number. Send audio alerts to everyone in your school's database or limit to targeted groups.
All three components of the SchoolCast system make it easy and effective for you to stay in touch with your targeted publics.
The SchoolCast Daycare edition is flexible to meet the communication needs of administrators and parents alike. Reach parents in the ways they want to be reached – based on an emergency or non-emergency situation.
SchoolCast easily imports your student/parent information . Additionally, preschool, daycare and child care center administrators may choose to allow parents to gain access to the SchoolCast Daycare edition Dashboard. Here, parents can update and add their individual contacts and contact information. Doing so, also allows parents to share in the responsibility of data accuracy. The SchoolCast Daycare edition Dashboard also provides parents with the ability to view and retrieve any time/date stamped alert or message sent during the current school year.
SchoolCast comes complete with its own Weather Monitor feature that’s linked to the National Weather Service. Create and send specific weather alerts based on geographic area and conditions that you choose.
Plus, with SchoolCast’s Daycare edition, there’s no additional hardware or software to buy – and no hidden fees.
- Product flexibility
- Parent Dashboard
- Visual reports
- Weather monitor
- Voice surveys
- Social media feeds
- SchoolCast Mobile Command Center app
(Android, Apple, and BlackBerry)
- NO additional hardware or software to buy
- NO hidden fees
- UNLIMITED messaging
(voice, enhanced e-mail, and SMS text)
- UNLIMITED groups (grades, activities, etc.)
- FREE setup
- FREE auto data syncing/integration
- FREE 24/7 customer support
- FREE Web-based training throughout contract period (on-site training available)
There have been several occasions when it was necessary to suddenly close our school because of a dangerous storm headed our way. Contacting parents of all children quickly and efficiently was very important and was easily accomplished with SchoolCast Daycare edition. I highly recommend it to any organization that needs to contact large numbers of people at a moment's notice."
Kids First Director
Kids First, FUMC
"SchoolCast Daycare edition makes calling all the parents and staff in the event of a weather event, or school closing, so much easier. We also use it to contact parents concerning school programs or parties. It is easy to use and very effective."
Clayridge Baptist Church
We have come to depend on the ease, convenience, and quality of the service provided by High Ground Solutions. I can remember a morning when I woke up with snow on the ground. What a luxury it was to be able to contact a hundred and fifty people with just one phone call from my home in my pajamas to let them know our child care center would be closed for the day!"
Kids First Director
Kids First, FUMC