Is preschool a worthwhile investment for our country? This will certainly be a hotly debated topic over the coming years in light of Obama’s Preschool for Every Child initiative. The folks at Education News have put together a nice infographic (scroll to end of post) that supports the case for preschool.
Underwood Elementary, a GT Magnet Elementary School in Wake County, NC has been using MemberHub for the past year. They launched the use of the service over the summer of 2012 with the goal of strengthening communication among teachers and parents at the school. I recently spoke with Andrea Trowell, the Media and Technology Specialist at Underwood and we discussed the schools growing passion for MemberHub. Andrea sent out a… read more →
Sending text messages has been an integral feature in MemberHub from the very beginning. Calendar event reminders can be sent via text message, but the primary way administrators send text messages is through MemberHub’s Announcements feature. We’ve made a change to Announcements that we anticipate will be well received! Essentially, we have removed the 160-character limit that was placed on new Announcements.
We’ve made some small tweaks to the Whiteboards feature. Nothing too fancy, but very much needed. As a reminder, Whiteboards are an easy way for groups to create simple signup sheets, brainstorm ideas on a particular topic, or to post additional information for members of their hub. Whiteboards have version tracking and members can edit the whiteboard content or leave a comment at the bottom.
Google Places is very important to your business. As a “vendor” in your community, whether you’re a business, church, preschool or day care facility, you simply must show up on the Google map when people search for your keywords. For example, if you have a local day care in Raleigh and you want people to find you on the web when they search “Daycare in Raleigh, NC” if you’ve registered… read more →
We have released an enhancement to the Discussions feature in MemberHub. It has been redesigned for improved readability and and browsing. Each hub has its own Discussion Board which acts like a mailing list for the members in that hub. When discussion threads have many messages that have been sent via email,
Have you ever managed a waiting list? It can be a cumbersome process. Especially when you have complicated rules like priority based on membership status, families or employees, managing a waitlist can be a time-consuming, tree-killing process. Enter BumbleBee Software. It’s billed as childcare waiting list software but it could easily be used for any type of organization that consistently deals with waiting lists.
Join us next week for a Free webinar. In this 30 minute online webinar Matt Harrell will demonstrate how Hayes Barton Baptist Preschool uses MemberHub private group communication software every day for effective parent-teacher communication and family engagement. Register for a session now by clicking a date below:
Our friends over at The Early Childhood Technology Collaborative (ECTC), a group of three very insightful early childhood technologists, have a new survey that we want to encourage our ECE customers and friends to fill out. This is the first survey “in a series of very topical, focused questionnaires.”