Looking for a youth self check-in option more appropriate for older, more responsible children? Something that shows them you believe they youth_logoare “grown-up” and provides parents with an opportunity to give them more responsibility? Or perhaps you simply need a self check-in option to better fit your facility’s unique process to streamline check-in?

KidCheck’s Youth Self Check-In/Out feature allows a child to have more autonomy while still providing you with an efficient check-in process and the ability to quickly and easily track attendance.

Roster Check-In, badge and report options are available for fast and easy youth check-in.

It’s simple for an administrator to capture check in and out using a roster list or scanning barcodes from laminated name badges or the self check-in report. Whether using the youth check-in options standalone or in conjunction with each other, the process is easy as all the necessary information is in one place, kids don’t have to remember to bring anything, and guardians don’t need to be present. Plus, parents can receive a real time text notification of the check-in and out.

Roster Check-In – A real-time digital roster that replaces the manual paper or clipboard method and is a great solution for all your list-based check-in needs. It allows admins to set up roster(s) from information in KidCheck by class, group, team, age, or activity. See at-a-glance, the status of who is checked in or not. Plus, you can quickly and easily check kids out one at a time, a few together, or all at once. No name badges needed.

Laminated Name Badges – Laminated name badges with barcodes to be scanned can be used by the older, self-sufficient children. Simply scan the barcode on the laminated badge to complete the check-in and check-out process. The name badge will contain the same important information as traditional check-in, such as name and medical/allergy alert, check-in, plus it has an option for a photo. It includes your organization’s name and phone number, but does not include other identifying personal or contact information in case it is misplaced.

We suggest keeping the name badges organized in an easy to access spot so they can be readily found for youth check-in and replaced for check-out. For example, a small file card holder stored next to the children’s check-in station with badges sorted alphabetically works well.

As no printed name labels or guardian receipts are needed, combining KidCheck’s youth self check-in feature with the check-in assistant may be the perfect combination.  Have a volunteer or employee greet the kids upon arrival with their mobile device,  to simply scan the laminated badges to complete check-in rather than needing to go to the check-in station. Or instead, simply use Roster Check-In with roster lists created specific for the youth classes and groups.

Self Check-In List – Another option is the self check-in report you can print that shows each child’s name and coinciding barcode for scanning. This report can be used in conjunction with, instead of, or as a backup for Roster Check-in if the network or internet goes down, or in case badges are forgotten or misplaced. It’s located under the class rosters report category.

Information is also available on Youth Volunteer Check-In