How should I set up my templates and locations?
The level of detail you utilize at set up will have great benefits in the future for reporting, tracking, and ease of parent check-ins.
Creating the proper location designators within your templates now will help you obtain more accurate information in your reporting including attendance, ratios, trends, and location of each child and volunteer.
The check-in template defines which locations will be available at check-in. Churches should have a template for each service or event. Daycares and activity or fitness centers may have a single check-in template. Templates are created, edited and removed from within the Check-in tab.
Locations are assigned to the appropriate template and work best when clearly corresponding to each different child care room or group you have. For example, if you have babies in one place and toddlers in another, your locations will be “Infant room” and “Toddler Room.” Also, if you combine age groups into one room you should make a separate location for each age/grade so you can run reports or communicate to guardians for that group only. An example of this is “3yr olds, Zoo Room” and “4 yr olds, Zoo Room.” This will enable you to run reports based on the specific age, and for parents to know which room to select at check-in.
|Recommended Detail||Poor Detail|
|Infants (0-12 months) Rm 101||Nursery|
|Toddlers (13-24 months) Rm 102||School Age|
|Zoo Room (2 yr olds)||Zoo Room (2-3 yr olds)|
|Zoo Room (3 yr olds)|
For more information on initially setting up your templates and locations, see our Quick Start Guide.