This guide will show you how to upload your logo, create your first location, create a program and enroll a family. You will also learn how to check-in a child and give them a daily activity.
When you first sign-in you will be on the 'Corporate' settings section of Kindertales. From here you can change settings that will impact all of your locations.
The first screen you should see is the Corporate Information setting screen. Make sure all the fields are filled out accurately. This is also where you can upload your logo so it appears in outgoing communications and your company’s login screen.
Click 'Locations' in the settings sub menu. Here you will find a list of all of your locations as you create them.
Click the ‘Add/Edit Location’ tab and fill out the form. Call your location ‘My First Location’ and fill the form out with any test data you wish.
For demonstration purposes make sure ‘Schedule Type’ is set to ‘Mon-Sun’ and hit ‘Save’.
Now that you’ve created a location you can click the drop down menu found in the blue header area of the page on the upper right hand side. This menu allows you to quickly switch between all the locations you create and is also used to bring you back to the Corporate panel.
Use the location drop down mentioned above to switch to the ‘My First Location’ you just created. You’ll land on the dashboard for that location. Once you’re up and running the dashboard will be a feed of notifications alerting you to events taking place at that location.
Click the ‘Settings’ link at the top of the page to be taken to the settings area for ‘My First Location’.
Creating a Room
Create a Program
Click the ‘Enrollment’ link in the main menu and then click ‘New Profile’ in the Enrollment sub menu.
Give your child any first and last name that you wish and a date of birth and gender.
Give your child a parent name as well as a user name that follows an email address format. It does not need to be a real email address for this purpose.
Enter any digits in the phone number field and hit ‘Create Account’.
You will be taken to the ‘Profiles’ list with the ‘Pending’ tab selected. You should see the child you just created.
Enrolling Your First Child Into a Program
If you are currently working on a desktop computer click the ‘Tablet Mode’ link at the top of the screen in the blue header area. This takes you to a desktop version of the Kindertales teacher tablet app.
You will land on the dashboard which will be empty. Click the hamburger menu icon in the top left to expose the tablet menu. Click ‘Attendance’. The child you created should now be visible. If not make sure you see ‘Daytime Room: My First Room’ on the right side of the screen. If you don’t try clicking the menu there and browsing to that room.
Checking Children In and Out
Changing a Child’s Profile Picture
Recording a Daily Activity
This guide was a very brief overview of how to get started. Kindertales contains many powerful and advanced features. Check back to the How To page often as we will be continuously adding new guides on how to use them.
In the meantime you can always schedule a complimentary 30 minute demo or book a paid training session. Visit www.kindertales.com/contact.html and click the ‘Request a Demo’ button.