The Tend.ly Blog

Customer Spotlight: “It’s opened communication between teachers and parents.”

May 16th, 2017 / Nan Frient

Today’s customer spotlight features Jen Sweet, director of Sweet Beginnings Child Care Center. Jen made us blush with all the nice things she had to say about how tend.ly has improved communication at her center. We love working with you, too, Jen! What do you like about tend.ly? It’s very convenient. Before tend.ly, we always […]

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Engagement, curriculum, and more — our best release yet!

May 4th, 2017 / Caitlin Coffman

Have we got news for you. We just released the latest version of tend.ly, and we could not be more excited about these updates and new features. Our customers inspired these changes, and they’re the best yet. Without further ado, here are the updates we think you’ll love. And if you’re not using tend.ly yet, why […]

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Customer Spotlight: “I really like how it improves parent-child communication.”

April 14th, 2017 / Nan Frient

In our latest customer spotlight, Tiffany Cullers, director of Central Preschool, tells us how tend.ly improves communication between parents and kids and simplifies paperwork for her and her staff. And shares how tend.ly has simplified billing. Enjoy! ______________________________________________________ What do you like most about tend.ly? Almost everything! I really like how it improves parent-child communication. Our […]

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Why we ♥ Indiana AEYC

April 5th, 2017 / Nan Frient

Thursday marks the start of the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (Indiana AEYC) 2017 Early Childhood Conference. We couldn’t be more excited! Every year the conference provides training, networking opportunities, and keynote speakers for teachers, directors, and administrators—anyone involved in early childhood education. And, it’s a lot of fun. The conference is […]

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Devices in the classroom? Really?!

March 22nd, 2017 / Elizabeth White

When I talk with child care providers about tend.ly, some tell me they’re reluctant to have a phone, tablet, or mobile device in each classroom. What will parents think if they see a teacher using a tablet while kids are in the room? Will the staff be tempted to check their personal email or social […]

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4 Ways tend.ly Simplifies Your Adult Day Service Business

March 6th, 2017 / Nan Frient

We love our adult day service customers. They do incredibly important work caring for aging adults and adults with physical or intellectual disabilities. When we talk to existing and prospective adult day service customers, they frequently ask how tend.ly can simplify their processes so they can focus on what’s important—the people in their care. tend.ly […]

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Customer Spotlight: SarahCare of Indianapolis

February 27th, 2017 / Elizabeth White

Vicki Maynard, executive director of SarahCare of Indianapolis, took some time to share her experience with tend.ly and how it’s helped SarahCare of Indianapolis communicate with families more effectively and operate more efficiently. How long have you been using tend.ly? We’ve been working with tend.ly for over a year, although it feels like we’ve been here forever! […]

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6 Reasons tend.ly is Right for Your Child Care Business

February 17th, 2017 / Elizabeth White

Over the past several weeks, I’ve spoken with and gotten to know many potential customers. Inevitably, they ask, “Why should I sign up for tend.ly?” With over 700,000 centers providing care for little ones across the U.S.¹, the need for your child care business to stand out from the crowd has never been greater. People […]

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10 Common Questions & Concerns

October 21st, 2016 / Jon Garrison

When you spend as much time interacting with child care & ECE owners, administrators and directors as my team and I do, you get pretty familiar with questions & concerns. Below, I’ve listed & responded to the 10 most common questions & concerns my team and I get. How do I trust my staff on devices? At […]

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Helping Child Care Owners Make Better Decisions

October 14th, 2016 / Jon Garrison

I come from a world of big data. Having worked in the digital marketing space for many years, I’ve seen, firsthand, the emphasis on and value of using data, and the analysis thereof, to drive all aspects of a business, from internal operations to customer acquisition and retention. At the end of the day, data […]

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