Katie McLain, a teacher with 20 years of experience in early childhood education, established her home-based classroom two years ago at the start of the pandemic. Many parents, especially first responders and critical care professionals sought her support for full-time, quality care.
State regulations require Katie to be the sole provider on-site. With six children in her care, she has a ton of information about food, health, and education to share with parents. She wrote six notes on paper each day just for food. It was time-consuming for one person to share relevant details with parents manually.
Katie joined Wonderschool through a pilot program with the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). She uses the Wonderschool app to photograph what the kids eat. It helps her describe mealtime without losing any details. She also uses the app to log and photograph the children's activities and care needs (i.e., bug spray, play clothes).
Wonderschool is an excellent tool for a provider who works out of their home alone. It condenses everything you need into one app. You can easily loop in families about what children are eating and learning at your program in a matter of minutes.-Katie McLain Program Director, Thrive Early Childhood Family Child Care (West Monroe, LA)
Katie is now saving hours per week by consolidating her messaging into a single app. TEC parents can see real-time messaging about their children and communicate with Katie in less time without losing any information. TEC has grown in popularity, with an excellent reputation for high-quality care and parent responsiveness.
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