Working in early childhood education (ECE) requires a cognitive load most people can’t even imagine.
Today’s preschool directors, teachers and support teams are bombarded with paperwork, reporting requirements, and an increasingly challenging hiring market.
Of course, for corporate and franchise leaders, the struggle is just as real.
To keep up with it all, multiple centers resort to using multiple software systems to carry out various tasks like billing, communication, reporting and more. This results in fragmented processes made up of silos, lost hours, and leadership teams who can’t get a clear reading on the true health of their business.
But it’s not all bad news. Despite the many challenges, digital innovation is finally reaching the early learning community and ECE leaders are finding new ways to leverage technology and get back to doing more of what they love — educating the world’s youngest learners.
At MomentPath, our centralized child care management system was designed to help you clear the clutter, streamline your centers, and free up more time to focus on the best parts of working in ECE.
All your data in one place
Imagine having to juggle 25 preschoolers on top of seven to ten different applications for various administrative tasks. Now try to do it with less than six hours of sleep.
With a workload like this, is it any wonder that today’s educators suffer from twice as much work-related stress as the average US employee?
For many centers, it’s not just the multiple disparate systems that create the problem.
Many preschools and child care centers still use stacks of paper and clunky spreadsheets to keep track of their data. This is not only time-consuming for administrators, it’s also not a great experience for teachers and parents.
MomentPath brings all of the following center activities together under one roof:
When we set out to create MomentPath, we made the intentional decision NOT to pack every imaginable feature into the system.
Instead, we build MomentPath to accommodate deep integrations with the other best-in-breed systems you already know to deliver one seamless digital command center for all your locations.
No more redundant data storage, screen switching, or time-sucking manual entry. Just more time to focus on relationship building.
“We partnered with MomentPath because we felt we could do something exceptional in the field together. We continue to partner with them because we believe in them, we believe in their company and we believe in their culture. And we think it's an excellent partnership.” — Gigi Schweikert, CEO, Lightbridge Franchise Company
Better communication with teachers, parents and staff
F is for families who need solid communication!
A family’s first introduction to schooling has a major impact on how young children develop throughout the rest of their education.
Our communication features are completely white-labeled to reflect your unique brand and cover a variety of tasks from tracking behavioral changes in students, all the way to ensuring smoother drop offs, securely sharing photos with parents, and more.
Here are just some of the ways MomentPath helps build better teacher-parent relationships:
By the way, it’s not just the parents who benefit from better center-wide communication.
With MomentPath, employees can ask questions and connect directly with each other and their administrators using one secure system.
Automated systems that save you time
At Lightbridge centers, administrators reported saving an average of more than 35 hours of center administrator and teacher time per month, per center — freeing up an entire day per week to spend on relationship building instead of paperwork.
Increased bandwidth for your teachers and staff helps keep turnover rates controlled at your center, while improving the quality of care. It’s a true win-win.
Here are some of the core administrative tasks MomentPath can help you streamline:
Traditionally, user experience has been overlooked by tech vendors in the ECE space
At MomentPath, we think that’s a mistake.
Your teachers don’t need to be dealing with bugs and clunky software. Our team conducts regular sprint weeks to ideate on new features, updates, and constantly evolve MomentPath’s functionality to meet both your existing and future needs.
“Now, it [Peek of the Week preview] is automatically generated as soon as the teachers enter their lesson plans. That one process alone saved the center over 30 hours a month. A small change that made a huge difference.” — Shannon Kelly, Center Technology Manager, Lightbridge Academy
Reporting that helps you stay one step ahead
Odds are you didn’t enter ECE because you love looking at numbers.
At MomentPath, we work hard to provide automated reporting tools that keep you clear of clunky spreadsheets.
With complete enterprise views, MomentPath makes reporting easy for brands with multiple centers.
For franchise owners, simple and visual reporting makes it easy to meet licensing needs.
Here are just a few examples of reports you can easily pull with MomentPath:
With MomentPath, you can ditch the manual reporting for good. Advanced auto-enrollment means you'll never have to guess class numbers or leave your capacity planning to chance.
A system that evolves with you
Kids aren’t the only ones that suffer from growing pains.
Scaling an early learning business comes with hurdles, and frequent evaluations of your systems and processes.
Between shifting parent demographics, ongoing staffing challenges and a global pandemic, you’re going to need a dynamic child care management system that can help you keep up.
At MomentPath, we work every day to develop new and intentional ways to use technology to support YOUR vision.
Our 100% human customer success team is always available to make sure your needs are met, without ever cutting corners on user experience.
Here’s just a handful of some of our latest feature releases:
Not sure how to measure the ROI on your child care management system? We’ve made it easy. Check out our free Guide to Calculating the Real ROI on Your Child Care System.
A team that gets it
At MomentPath, we understand that despite its warm and fuzzy reputation, running a successful early learning center isn’t always sunshine and rainbows.
It takes smart planning, deep empathy, and hard work from everyone involved.
No two ECE brands are the same, and no two child care management systems should be identical either. From enrolling students to paying your employees, you should be able to rely on one system (not twenty) that does exactly what you need it to.
So, why choose MomentPath?
While other software platforms continue to offer the bare minimum to ECE teams, we remain focused on using technology to elevate the early education experience for families, teachers, and administrators.
When you’re ready for a child care management system that puts people first, stop by and say hello. 👋🏻
We can’t wait to learn what you and your unique ECE community are all about.