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Posted by brightwheel in Education | Sept. 21, 2016 | 106 Comments

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Welcome Shark Tank fans! The only all-in-one platform for early education is now part of the Shark Tank family - with investments from Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca. Check out our pitch on youtube to learn more about us!

Brightwheel is everything you need for your school, daycare, after-school program, camp, or Sunday school - all in one app. Join the thousands of programs across the globe that have fallen in love with brightwheel!

It takes less than 5 minutes to get started and is free for schools, educators, and parents.

Schools & Providers: Manage your classrooms and students, track attendance, share photos, communication with parents, and send paperless invoices + collect tuition and fees right to your bank account. We have worked tirelessly with teachers and administrators to make it all as simple and seamless as possible.

Parents: Get a real-time feed of photos, reminders, and updates about your child's day. Using brightwheel’s digital check-in, you can securely check your child in/out using your personal passcode. You can also invite grandparents, nannies, and friends.

Features of the brightwheel platform include:
Student Check-In: Parents can sign in on any phone or tablet with a simple tap. You can also enable 4 digit check-in codes, which licensing offices accept as a substitute for a physical parent signature.
Staff Check-In & Ratios: Manage staff check-in from a single place, and see your ratios across all your rooms in real time.
Photo Sharing: Snap photos and tag students with one click. Automatically saved to your account and shared with parents (with no extra work!).
Paperless billing: Seamless electronic billing and payments for tuition and fees. Schools can collect payment via bank transfers and credit cards, parents can easily pay bills and always have digital records.
Daily Reports: Log naps, meals, bathroom, and meds with one click.
Assessments: Make note of progress, achievements, and activities. Share with parents or privately amongst teachers.
Parent Communication: Send notices and call parents right from within the app. And now parents can send preset messages to teachers: running late, picking up early, or not coming in.
Student Feed: Parents get a personalized feed throughout the day. Save time – no more paper tracking sheets or sending individual photos.
Seamless Sync: Brightwheel stays up to date across all phones and tablets – so teachers can use their own device or a school device.
Central Database: Store everything related to kids and families in one secure place.
Reporting: Detailed reports of every brightwheel feature for billing and licensing requirements.
Calendar: Share events, holidays, and important dates with both families and staff.
Web Portal: Easy management and great functionality available on the web too.

And... much more coming! Brightwheel is the early education platform that is committed to innovation with frequent improvements and new features.

Required Permissions:
- Camera: used for quick scan check-in/out.
- Storage: used to improve app speed as well as storing photos (uploads & downloads).
- Other: used to access the Internet.

Whats new

    -Sent Messages: By popular demand, teachers and administrators can now view all the sent messages for any room, nicely grouped by students.
    -Performance and other improvements.

brightwheel part of our Education and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update Sept. 21, 2016. Google play rating is 91.3488. Current verison is 2.3.1. Actual size 7.0 MB.

Download brightwheel.apk 7.0 MB


Ali Dhanaliwala

UX Unfortunately, our preschool doesn't use this, but they should. The user interface is very well designed and the feature set is impressive.

jenette robinson

Excited and waiting We are very excited to start using this app at our preschool! We have all our children and classroom loaded in, which was super easy and user-friendly. Can't wait until this is completed and ready for use!! Looking forward to the paperless communication with our parents, which will only enhance our schools mission to be green.

Kristle Pope

Love this app! I run a home daycare and this program is such a time saver! I love that new features are being added all the time. It keeps getting better.

paulette trueb

New activity update is awesome! Simplifies GREATLY keeping accurate records.

Marbie Mcloven

Fix please I was gonna give five stars because I love this app but since I did the update it won't work please fix I want to give five stars

Regina Harper

It's an awesome app Great for checking your child progress through out the day.

Patience Ottens

Love it! This is absolutely the best daycare communication app I found. My parents love the updates throughout the day and I get the most comments about the pictures. Thank you for creating this app.

Douglas Mayers

A very nice app This is a nice app grateful getting updates while you are away from your child

Chapin Baptist CDC

"This is incredible! We are so glad we chose this center!" These were the first words out of a new parents mouth as she completed her orientation at our preschool! Brightwheel has literately been a game changer for our center! We have saved time and money using this program and our parents and kids see the difference! Parents are able to adjust pick up time for their children by checking to see if they are sleeping or about to eat. They are also able to keep up with their child and have a sense of safety because they can see that their child is being cared for. It helps new moms and dads leave their children in our care for the first time with less tears because they know they will be connected to them throughout the day. Our kids see the difference as well! Less time filling out paper daily sheets means more time doing art and playing with the children! Finally, our budget sees a difference! With a preschool our size, (150 kids) we are saving over $200 a year on not printing daily sheets! This is huge! Thank you brightwheel for all that you do! Our staff love this program, but most importantly, our parents love this program!

James Harris

Notifications NOW There are no notifications in the parent client. So we miss things like notes from teachers, and other requests that need timely responses. It seems they are only interested in teacher/classroom side features the parents are forced to use an app so bad the entire thing is useless. Who cares if the teachers have a good experience if the parents dont see it? They are just shouting down a well. It seems the devs are wrapped up in some minimalist crapple design aesthetic they can't even provide table stakes ui.

Katie MacBrien

Awesome Daycare App Brightwheel has been a great addition to my in home daycare. It's a fast and easy way to keep track of each student throughout the day. The families love it! I've gotten a lot of positive feedback after switching to brightwheel instead of paper notes. The parents like that they can check on their child throughout the day. I can send photos and update them in real time. It has a lot of great features. Customer service is great when I provide feedback or have questions.

Robin Skrincosky

Lovin this app! Both my lead teacher and parents rave about the features!! Keep up the great work folks!

Crystale Barajas

Great App I am a daycare provider and this app. it is easy to use. Way more convenient than handwriting all my daily logs. My parents love seeing live updates and pictures. The only complaint is parents would like to be able yo send messages in the app.

Hannah Hite

Issue with update 1/13/2016 Update won't work on my android

Gabrielle Patt

Trouble loading Frequent trouble with loading the classroom to update

Alisha Moore

Great customer service program needs work I love the program in theory but they have quite a few quirks to work out. Such as if someone forgets to log a child out. There is no way to fix it. Also reports are not totaling the time. You can see log in and log out times but I either have to mental math totaling time for the month for each child or use another time card program to get the totals for me. One child I have doesn't matter so much she pays the same every month the other though is really important because she pays by the hour. Other wise :-

Stargazer Lily

Game Changer Easy to use. My daycare parents love it. Customer support is excellent as well. Better than many paid apps/programs.

Marcie Fort

No more paper!!! Love this app. no more paper schedule sheets for parents

Helen Brown

Awesome! So happy my grandchildren's school uses this App. They live in the GTA and we're in SW Ontario so being able to see their progress and read the funny stories is wonderful. Today my 3 year old granddaughter declared that she could read. She read the word cow and made up the rest of the story - ha, ha. ALL schools should use this App; it's the epitome of 21st century teaching/learning.

Cristina Burgos

Need a section whete we can chat with the day care teacher

Carrie Schlaud

We are loving this app!

Beth M

Birthdate issue when used on iphone and android? ***The issue has been fixed after update. Thanks so much!! We love this app!*** I haven't used this app long enough to give it a fair rating. One thing we did notice is that on my husband's iphone 5 my sons birthday was off by one day. He changed it and then when I looked at the app on my android galaxy s5 now my sons birthday is off by one day. There appears to be a date bug?

Bob Bedard

Good but no notifications I like the app but it doesn't do notifications. It seems like an obvious feature that is missing.

jenette robinson

Excited and pleased We are very excited to start using this app at our preschool! We have all our children and classroom loaded in, which was super easy and user-friendly. Can't wait until this is completed and ready for use!! Looking forward to the paperless communication with our parents, which will only enhance our schools mission to be green.

Melissa Jimenez

Love it and parents love it too

Tia Hollowood

So excited! Finally the perfect app! I am so happy to have found this app. It does everything I need it to do, and it is so stinking easy to use. I don't have to keep hunting for paper, or try to remember things for when I have time to write. I can tell my parents much more, with less work on my part. Love it!

Chris Dixon

Great app Works for what we need it for

Carolyn Gay

Love it. The cherry on top now would be videos It would be fantastic if that was one of the features.

Becky Heminger

Love it Great App! Love seeing what my kids are doing at daycare!

Maria Esperanza Díaz

Excellent Tool for Preschools Outstanding resource for parents engagements. Very easy to use! Parents love it! Teachers love it! I love it


Awesome app idea!!! After I saw this on Shark Tank, I decided to download. It's an amazing app. I just wish it had an option to delete off the nap, potty and food icons and maybe add in a homework icon instead. I used to be a headstart teacher and this app would've been absolutely perfect for that age group, as it was intended. I teach 2nd grade and even though it has a few options that I won't use, there are several other options that will make communication so much easier. I love having student information handy, as well.

Chinmay Desai

Wow. I really was thinking abt it Best app for teachers and parents to keep track of kids activities for the entire day..kodos to the the founding team...good luck with the best two tech investors...mark and chris...both rocks...

Adam O

Room to grow Need to add a live video feed option and encourage child care centers to add cameras to rooms and outdoor areas. This would become the industry standard and be the ultimate tool with live video monitoring of your children. Please make it happen.

Angelica reed

Saw this on shark tank. Totally awesome. Super useful. I'm a stay at home mom and use it to keep track of what my little human does, consumes etc.

Monique D

Best app ever I loving seeing what my daughter is doing throughout the day. Best app that I have on my phone.


Love this app! I am a home daycare provider. This has made my life so much easier. I was writing down this information and sending pictures daily to parents. I am now able to spend more time with the children without having to worry where my pen and paper are. Just a couple clicks done. This is great for parents to! They can check in and see how their child's day is going! As a mom myself that is something that is very important to me.

Whitney Barker

We love this app! I love seeing what my kiddos are doing throughout the day!

Daniel Blackburn

Uh... No Great for helicopter parenting. Great way to raise your kids. Not.

Amber Sharae'

I can't log in!!! It keeps saying, "Error fetching rooms...please retry later"! Please advise.

Leonel Darius

Found this on sharktank.

Katie Lane

Good app but one glitch This is a very good app. I use it for my in-home daycare. The parents love it! I did find that there is one glitch. I have infants that take more than one nap while here. In the daily report it shows the correct amount of time slept for the infant that day. However, for when it lists the last time the infant woke up, it shows the end time of the FIRST nap they took instead of the end time of the LAST nap. Besides that, it is very good for my business.

Carrie Schlaud

So helpful! We are loving this app! I wish there was a way to be able to post menu's and curriculum/activity plans ahead of time, for the week. Then parents/staff could look ahead to see the plan for the upcoming week.

Kevin Dose

My wife and I have really enjoyed the opportunity to utilize the brightwheel app for when our daughter is at day care. The highlight of my day is receiving updates on her status throughout the day and the opportunity to view photos brings a smile to my face. Thanks brightwheel!

John Lyden

Works well, can't zoom on photos Decent app, clear and easy to use, but can't zoom in on photos that your daycare sends. Really odd.

Mary Ann Yaghdjian

Great app! Easy to use and stay connected! Thank you!

Katie Strange

Great app! Streamlined and easy to use, customer service is always available and helpful. Love the "spot check" feature for teachers, helps keep accountability up to date during busy days. Easy for teachers to switch classrooms which is helpful for our floats. Overall very happy with our school's decision to move forward with Brightwheel!

Kelly Marshall-Grant

This app is fantastic. I love being able to check in and see how/what my son is doing. The pictures provide a great snapshot (pun intended) into the activities that my 2-year-old is doing during his time at preschool.

Andrew Plymale

Really good I am fine if you want to inject ads

James Harris

Notifications still wonky It needs you to log out and back in to her notifications. Then you only get the latest one even if you have more then one child. So a later check-in might obscure a more interesting notification from an earlier child. Also messages are prescribed and not free form which leads to low usage.

Christy Foster

Great app! After searching different Day Care communication apps, I decided to go with brightwheel for our Center and I'm so glad I did! Less paper waste, user friendly, and it's free! The parents absolutely love it!

Jessica Bliss Brown

Love it! I have not had any issues with this app. I absolutely love being able to track my children's activities throughout the day. I can't believe this isn't used by more childcare facilities.

Megan Passet

Best app ever! Leaving my two girls is a little easier knowing I can check up on them throughout the day without bothering the sitter with texts. I love this app so much!

Andrea Traxler

Thx for adding notifications!

Jennifer Mayers

Love this app the best so far. Our parents are so excited seeing what their children are doing throughout the day.

Sabrina H

So far so good Would love the following features: hide/unhide staff or parent or mark as inactive, menu planning/posting, shot records under child info, cacfp food program, certificates, charts, individual schedules and MORE! Keep up the great work so far. I have a lot of ideas pick my brain if you need lol.

panav patni

Is this available in india? I like the overall concept of your app. Is this app available for schools in india?

Jessica Kramer

Love our Brightwheel! Parents and staff LOVE this app. Only reason we are giving it 4 stars is because Parents can not respond to any notes or pictures sent. This has been the only complaint from staff and parents. Otherwise we LOVE this free app to stay connected to the parents/guardians :)

Joel butten

Is used by daycare Hello, it would be very useful if you add the option to reply when to one of the teachers comments or notes. And also the option to send short clips.

Jessica Cushman-Dunlop

Love it! Love that my daycare uses. Super easy and great.

Melissa Theobald

i love this app!! it is so awesome to see my child's progress throughout the day. I love the picture updates and knowing what his day is like before i pick him up. Enhancements: 1. two way messaging with the child's teacher. 2. two way messaging with the schools director (s)3. ability for the parent to set up additional one-off or reoccuring payments other than the weekly amount. example: special food days, school t-shirts, weekly activities the schools offer, late fees ect.

Zachary Widgeon

Poor experience with payment processing The Brightwheel app is very useful for daycare teachers to keep in touch with parents and document student's days. I really like the app and only ran into problems with payment processing. While customer service worked hard to fix the problem and assured me that this never happens, I had to send a lot of personal information for the payments to process and it took a lot longer than advertised and I decided that I am not comfortable using their payment processing as I'd had a poor experience with it.

Raul Barrera

More features I love what this app brings. I was hoping , as a parent, after downloading this app that it would show me school in my area that have this. I am looking to put my son into daycare for the first time and would love for this app to let me know what places have this available because it would greatly influence my decision.

Lacey Robison

Great app but sometimes I cannot check in and out at the exact time...there needs to be a way to adjust times in and out.

Joel Cooper

Love the app The only thing I would recommend is adding an option to send the care providers messages, not just for the current day

Stephanie Spencee

A must have! As a provider I absolutely love this app! All the kids parents love it as well! It gives the parents peace of mind while away from their kids because they get to see updates and pics throughout the day. Providers don't have to worry about forgetting or having to remember every detail when communicating with parents at pick up. In the future I would like to see an option for providers to disable the parents check in codes if their tuition is past due. Other than that this app is a providers life saver!!

Marissa Newton

Great for home daycare I use this for my home daycare and my families love seeing what their child does throughout the day. I have almost been able to go completely paperless. I do wish I received notifications when parents send me a message and when they update/change their profile. I don't use the payment feature since the fees and proceeding time are higher than my current company. Overall this is easy to use and a great benefit to my program.

Lori Deer

So convenient and easy to use! I love it

Dusty Clayton

6 Stars This app is brilliantly executed. I love the stream of activities, notes and billing options. Please keep up the good work.

Eryn Sanford

Love! I use this for my In Home Daycare and the parents love it!! So easy to use

Myky Schroeder

The best app for childcare This is the best app for childcare. My parent's love the constant contact and updates about their children throughout the day. I use this to replace pen/paper daily record sheets. Everything I need to run an effective small business is right here. So easy and definitely efficient! It's a must have for any daycare large or small as in my case.

Jed Lamagdelaine

This is potentially great but missing I have two niece's, I would love to see what they're up to in school, is there a way to create account that is linked to my sister's account? Or is there a future that includes a family account, including grandparents and extended family? This will hopefully become a great tool for families to become more involved with the education of their kids

Annie Salow

Both provider and parents love it We love this app. I would have listed a 5 if I could post more than 1 picture at a time and if I could add videos.

Brittany Sosa

Adore this App I run a daycare and this app is a life saver! Works efficiently, makes things easier for me and the parents love it!

yvonne hooks

I highly recommend this app. My local school uses an app but in my opinion it has negative tones ie. 1 positive behavior point to 3 negative points. Brightwheel is a friendly, easy to use app. Needs a couple of tweaks. Like a parent being able to write a note or question.

Heather Bockelman

Love this app I love this app although I would love to be able to respond to parent messages and have a notification option in settings. Also if it would tell you the total time children where there at the end that would be incredible!

Rachel Whisnant

Pre 3 teacher My parents love it and I love it. It is difficult to do live feeds because I need to be monitoring the children's safety so I take photos and post them during a down time. I teach at a private school and my class size averages around 13. I would recommend it to any teacher k5 and under!!

Shannon Foster

This is a new app, so there is a lot of room to grow, but the functionality so far is amazing and the customer service is top notch. I am excited to see where this app can take us in the future!

Crystal Cunningham

Best app ever!!! I've been in it from the start and love it! Thank you.

Hillary Smith

This app has revolutionized my daily reporting and communication with parents. It is incredibly user friendly and my parents immediately fell in love with it. I run a small licensed childcare and this app has completely replaced the daily reports I used to hand write which has saved me so much time. I also use it for check ins/outs and sending mass or individual reminders to parents. I'm trialing the invoice/bill paying feature and all the parents have expressed interest in this feature so I hope I find it as wonderful as the rest of the app. I haven't had any performance issues with the app and I'm strongly recommending it to any childcare provider. Such an incredible tool!

Tara Lee

Best app for daycare Love how easy it is too share our day with the parents

Heather Hayhurst

Awesome app All my family love this app and my staff do too!!!

Charlene Bullard

My job requires us to use this app and I love it


Such a time saver! Contacted admin to ask some questions/make some suggestions, they listened and were great! Love that they keep updating to change with their clients' needs! The best and easiest childcare app I've found! Plus, you can't beat FREE!

Taylor Phillips

Overall, good app for centers. This is a very solid platform for childcare centers. There are some things that could be more streamlined for easier use but overall a solid (and free!) choice.

Andrea Cousins

Great tool As an infant teacher my parents really love the real time updates. I'm so glad we have this tool

We love it Awesome application. Management endorsed it, our parents love it and the teachers are happy to have such a platform to engage the parents

Nicole Orrell

Great app! This is so easy for parents and caregivers alike! Could use some work on the messaging to parents. I would like this to have more features but the simplicity does the job. Everything else is on point!!

Kelsey Smith

Could use a few updates Love seeing how my little guy is doing throughout the day. The app needs the payment feature and a way to message daycare without using a status. I would like to be able to say, reminder, he won't be in next week, or could you please send home such and such today.

Anita Sanchez

So far good I like the idea of the app, needs a few more features and I will give it a 5 star. I currently have it on my phone and waiting for new features, then it will be used at our school. I am also hoping for billing access on the app. Thank you for all your work.

Lynn Crawford

It's FANTASTIC! L♡VE this app! Just a couple of updates that are needed nothing major. Keep up the fantastic work brightwheel!

First Discoveries Cindy McConnell

Super helpful app! Both of our schools use brightwheel. We love the paperless system and families love the communication !

Laurie Donohue

Love it. Can't wait to see what is added as time goes on!

Aimee Mastej

Must have this! Brightwheel has enhanced my business and all my parents love it. AND it's made work easier allowing me more free time to do something else. They are always adding more features, giving you support, and listening to my feedback. Everyone is friendly and so helpful. Out of all my communication attempts in the past with parents, this is the only tool that I've received 99% parent participation. You can use all of the features or some. But you have to download and use this for your business.

Emmanuel Allen

A must have I use this for our youth summer programs and after school programs - Emmanuel Allen President /CEO of Roots Recreational and Learning Center

Will Ho

No reason to be critical No Ads, No in-app purchases to be pressured to buy, non-invasive permissions... this app is really good for what it has to offer. As a parent the only other thing I'd like to see is an easier way to scroll through the daily activity report. I looked at the daycare side and I'm hoping to convince my daycare to use this. Real time updates is crucial when all you want to do is be home with your kid.

Sabrina H

So far so good Would love the following features: hide/unhide staff or parent or mark as inactive, menu planning/posting, shot records under child info, cacfp food program, certificates, charts, individual schedules and MORE! Keep up the great work so far. I have a lot of ideas pick my brain if you need lol.

Deanna Schiesser

Great product! Easy check in and my parents love to be able to see what their child is doing throughout the day

Tina Williams

AMAZING!!! So easy to use, cool features and it's all free!!! Thank you so much for this app.

Ashley Law

I love getting updates straight to my phone about my babies!

Samantha Lambright

Easy use What a great program. Love the ease of use and time saving for my staff

Tanya Garnett

I love it just wish there were two sided communication.

Chrissy Marie

Wonderful I love this app. The daycare used to write the details on a log and provide that to you when you pick up your child. But now I get real time updates about my baby . As a first time mom I loved this capability early on as of course I was worried about leaving her at a daycare. Great app look forward to watching it grow!!!

Kristy Bartenstein

Easy to use For the parents and the staff. Can't wait to see the new features

David Smith

Perfect A wonderful implementation of a wonderful idea. Does everything it should and nothing it shouldn't. Every child care organization should use it.

Israa Kako

Absolutely love brightwheel! Perfect for school/daycare of any age.

Cindy Busta

Excellent Love this app for my daycare business

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