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Capturing Moments

August 6th, 2015 / Caitlin Coffman

At tend.ly, we focus on facilitating parent and provider engagement. After all, if parents and providers aren’t working closely with one another, how will either know what is going on with the other? We strengthen that connection by creating Moments in the tend.ly child care app (iOS / Android).

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A Moment is something, anything worth recording. Everything from how much of a bottle a child drank to the adorable way she played with her friends – they are all Moments in that child’s day that her parent may want to see. One of our primary motivations for this child care application is rooted in making, capturing, and cataloging these moments easier. Because, if it’s not easier than filling out a paper sheet by hand, why do it? At the end of each day these moments are packaged and sent via email to the parent(s) so they can share in their child’s daily experiences. Learn how to create Moments in tend.ly here!

When my girls were younger and couldn’t communicate as well (or, heck, even when they were older and just refused to tell me anything), it was very difficult to talk about their day on the way home. The conversation usually went something like this . . .

Me: “How was your day?”

T: “Fine.”

Me: “What did you have for lunch?”

T: “Ummmmmm milk and ummmmmmm ice cream. LOOK, MOM, A DOGGIE IN A YARD!”

And that was about the extent of it. I didn’t really have a sense of what she did all day, and I certainly couldn’t pry it out of her. She was a toddler and I just wanted to know how her day went –rarely did she help me out there.  smiley-emoticon

So, as teachers, moments are created, and as parents, moments are consumed. For parents subscribed to real-time updates, those moments can come immediately via notifications in the parent app or via text/MMS messages. Each parent has control over what kinds of moments they want to receive in real-time along with how they want to receive them.

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tend.ly is the child care application that allows providers to record moments with ease and parents can feel more connected to their child even when they are apart.

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