Why Invite Parents to Procare?

Are you required to invite parents? What are the benefits?

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Written by Matt
Updated over a week ago

When setting up your school, you may wonder how much is gained by inviting parents to download the Procare app and set up their account. Below are several reasons why you should invite parents!

Build Closer Relationships between Staff and Parents

  • By making it easier for parents to receive updates and respond to staff messages, they are more likely to feel confident that their child is receiving the best care at your center. 

  • The photos and videos you send will often be the highlight of a parent's day.

Procare Works Hard to Reduce Complaints & Confusion

  • For parents who don't want to receive multiple messages, there's an option to pick and choose which notifications they want to see. 

  • The app is easy to understand, and for any questions our customer success team is here to help. When parents have a question you can't answer, check out our Parent Help Articles or ask us, we are happy to help!

  • The most effective way to reduce confusion is to inform parents that you have decided to implement Procare at your school, and for what purpose. 

What Can the Parent do in the App?

  • Provides multiple sign-in/out options

  • Message their child's teacher or school admins

  • Quickly view their sign in-out pin if they forget it

  • View activities and pictures of their children recorded by staff

  • Edit their child's allergies & medications

  • Edit their child's authorized pickup list

  • Add profile pictures for themselves, their children, and their authorized pickups

  • View their current account balance

  • Set up auto-pay or make manual online payments

What Can't the Parent do in the App?

  • Parents DO NOT need to pay for the Procare app. It's free for parents to download and sign up

  • Parents CANNOT sign up for online payments unless your school has enabled this feature on the website

  • Parents CANNOT edit their child's profile or pickup list if you choose to disable this feature on the website under Settings

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