LifeCubby Software


 

LifeCubby is a cloud-based child care management solution designed specifically for early education programs. Key features include billing and payments processing, parent communication, digital check-in and check-out, meal tracking and reporting. It connects parents with their children’s early education by providing photos, videos and growth documents.

The solution features daily sheets and calendars, portfolios and assessments as well as lesson plans. It helps parents track updates in real time and allows them to stay connected with teachers all day.   

LifeCubby lets users import data from other child care management systems like Daycare Works, Procare and Oncare to create student profiles. Also, it utilizes encryption, back-ups, compression and firewalls to keep the data safe.      

The solution offers services on a monthly subscription basis. It has mobile apps for Android, Kindle and iOS devices and provides support via live chat.

 

LifeCubby - Dashboard
 
  • LifeCubby - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • LifeCubby - Meal tracker
    Meal tracker
  • LifeCubby - Modules
    Modules
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

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Jennifer from Creme de la Creme
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

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the easy to use for both consumers and business. Very user friendly and easy to figure out with having to do much research or looking for help.

Cons

some of the updates can slow the site down and cause a few issues.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: October 2018

October 2018

 

Thank you Jennifer for your review of LifeCubby!!

 

Tara from Almost Home Academy
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

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Keeps parents up to date on their children and teacher can easily update children’s portfolios.

Cons

Frequently freezes up if there’s too many diaper changes due at the same time.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: October 2018

October 2018

 

Thank you Tara for your review of LifeCubby. We are working on the alert system to alleviate that challenge. Look for a big update in 2019!

 

YASIENA from VALIANT MEDICAL GROUP
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

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OVERALL THIS IS A GREAT COMMUNICATION TOOL

Pros

GREAT FOR TECH SAVY PARENTS
LESS PAPERWORK
ALLOWS YOU TO TRACK TUTION AND ASSIGNMENTS
ALLOWS EMAILS AND PICTURES TO BE SENT

Cons

DOES NOT PROVIDE VARIETY IN REPORTING STYLE
ONLY ABLE TO EDIT THNGS WHEN ON ACTUAL DESKTOP
DETAILS OF USE CHANGE WITH UPDATES

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: October 2018

October 2018

 

Thank you Yasiena for your review of LifeCubby!

 

Holly from Destiny daycare
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

September 2018

September 2018

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I’ve been very happy with life cubby
It is user friendly for the educator as well as the parent

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I like the fact that I can do observations and assessments on individual children or as a group and save results to software and later pull a report of progress

Cons

I didn’t like that the CACFP food menu is not embedded to make menu making easier

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: October 2018

October 2018

 

Thank you Holly for your review of LifeCubby!

 

Molly from Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Easy to Use, extensive features

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Overall a great software - again my only change would be to maybe offer a less expensive version for smaller organizations who may not need so many features.

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Really liked how easy the software was to learn. Other employees were able to quickly catch on how to use the various features of LifeCubby. The family communication feature has been particularly helpful!

Cons

Software is a bit expensive for our organization and we don't necessarily use all the features. I wish they had a lite version that offered only the basics at a lower cost.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: September 2018

September 2018

 

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Molly!

 

Lauren from CAMPUS CHURCH OF CHRIST INC
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Could use some improvements

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I love that there's an app like LifeCubby, where I can check on my child throughout the day without bothering her teachers. It's very user friendly but lags a lot & has some glitches that needs to be fix. Would love for LifeCubby to do a complete overhaul on the app and improve the UI. I'm a visual person, so nice clean looking apps are my jam!

Pros

I love that there's a teacher/parent relationship that is cultivated well through this app. Teachers are able to keep track of all of the activities of each child in their classroom and parents are able to check up on their child (see pictures, check if they ate good, see their school schedule, etc.) without bother the teacher or seeming like a helicopter parent!

Cons

It's updates slowly, loads slowly, and could us a facelift. Sometimes I have to completely close out the app if I already had it opened in order for it to update new information the teacher has put in. Sometimes I have to keep clicking, for example, Daily Sheets, for the daily sheets to finally open. Also, the UI is kind of blurry and could definitely use a more modern, cleaner look.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: September 2018

September 2018

 

Thank you Lauren for your review of LifeCubby. To see your daily sheet quickly, just do a 2 sec hold on your child's profile photo! Super fast.
You should not be experiencing slowdowns, etc. Please make sure that your Family App is at the most recent version, as well as the operating system of your mobile device. Stay tuned for 2019...big things are coming for LifeCubby!

 


August 2018

August 2018

Great for parents to oversee their kids, but not so great for teachers’ needs.

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Makes attendance efficient both for children and teachers. Allows direct conversation between teachers and parents, sharing information and activities updates on each kid which is great and saves a lot of time. It really helps to improve communication with parents. When teacher have the possibility to share lesson plans and observations daily, it helps not only the teacher-parent relationship, but also helps kids' performance.

Cons

It still needs improvement. Its layout is confusing.
Also needs constant updating. It crashes frequently. Features take forever to charge, especially when editing and saving in the Lesson Planning section.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: September 2018

September 2018

 

Thank you for the review of LifeCubby! Updating is good, that means the system is improving! If you are having crashing issues, then something needs to be updated. The app will not crash if it is updated and the operating system is updated.

 

Marisa from SPHDS
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2018

August 2018

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It can cut down on paper and keep everything stored I the database instead

Cons

The program is not to it's full potential more can be done with it

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: September 2018

September 2018

 

Thank you Marisa for your review of LifeCubby! Thank you for your feedback and with our new acquisition LifeCubby will only get better and better!

 


August 2018

August 2018

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I used LifeCubby for about 6 months. It was nice to see what my child is doing each day. However, it is only as useful as the teacher makes it. It would be nice to see more pictures and a little more detail.

Pros

It is easy to use and nice to see what my child is doing each day.

Cons

I do receive a lot of email notifications which can be annoying at times because I checked the account everyday anyway.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby! Unfortunately, we have no control over how much data the child care programs put into our very robust system.

 

Frank from ADP
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

August 2018

August 2018

Basic Sharing with Clunky Operations

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LifeCubby serves as a basic platform to share information, updates, and memories between a daycare or educational center and a child's parental units. To this end, it does so adequately, whether it be sharing messages across the entire population of parents or specific updates for just your child. Accessing updates or photos can be done either on a computer or over the phone, with just one simple log-in.

Cons

Accessing photos and saving them is an extremely laborious effort. There is no long-press in the ordinary webpage that displays the photos, or even a "Download All" option. You have to open each photo separately in its own browser window, and then long-press to save. If you try saving directly from the main window, you will save the icon of that picture.

Also, communicating back and forth between you and your child's teacher is not especially easy.

Lastly, when an update occurs and you receive an email about said update - there's no way to know what type of information awaits you. It just says there's an update. I understand there may be privacy considerations but that should be an option for the user to tweak. I hate going to the website only to find a boring update rather than cute photos of little kids playing.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

Thank you Frank for your review and feedback.
There are a lot of updates coming to LifeCubby by the end of the year. Some of which you mentioned below! Stay tuned!

 

Michelle from Wellington academy
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2018

August 2018

As a parent I love it

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I love the ease of use

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I love that I can see what is going on with my child all day. I can see pictures and a detailed message about how their day was.

Cons

Sometimes the system is down, but that is hardly ever

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

Thank you Michelle for your review of LifeCubby!

 

Ashlee from FSU

July 2018

July 2018

I love this app and enjoy using it communicating with my daughter's daycare teachers

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I can get photos, daily report easily by using this software. It provides me with updated information. I really enjoy using it.

Cons

If they can have an independent file to collect all the photos kid were taken at daycare that will be easier for me to print them all after a semester.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Ashlee. The all photo download will be something we incorporate in future development!

 

Psalm from One Medical

July 2018

July 2018

Where has this been my whole life

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make a future planning tool for parents please

Pros

I have an 8 year old. I am able to ask for a snap shot of my child's day. She can't fib to me . We are in open communication and her scores are up,up,up!

Cons

I wish they would make something to help parents with multiple children to plan for university and vocational tracks. I still feel in the dark for my kids and need more structure to help me guide my family's future.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: July 2018

July 2018

 

Thank you Psalm for your review of LifeCubby.

 

Michelle from The Legacy Centre

July 2018

July 2018

It is a great app that is easy to use.

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Getting to see my kids!

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I like how easy it is to see updates from my kids. I enjoy being able to see what they are up to on a daily basis. The quality of the pictures is very good.

Cons

Sometimes there are issues with videos. I think there are apps that look more modern than this one, but I think the functionality is still the same for the most part.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: July 2018

July 2018

 

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby.

 

Jacque from Learning zones

July 2018

July 2018

Enjoy checking in throughout the day!

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This program is way easier to keep track of then the old school activities sheets I used to get with my first child. I also enjoy checking in on my little throughout the day and this makes it easier than calling.

Cons

I wish the check out times were more accurate, sometimes when I pick up my child I don't receive the checkout email right away.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: July 2018

July 2018

 

Thank you for you review of LifeCubby Jacque. The time on the daily sheet will reflect when the child is checked out of the system. If you are receiving notifications on your mobile device, you should get a notification right away and the email is generated. You can look at the daily sheet at any time throughout the day, as it is LIVE data, and will show you anything the teachers have posted in real time.
Please call us if you have any other questions. 614-423-7815

 

Antoinette from Learning Zone Blackman

July 2018

July 2018

I love using lifecubby

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Leaving my baby once my maternity leave was over was very difficult. My daycare uses this product and i couldn't be happier. I love being able to check on him throughout the day, they send photos, update be on bottle feedings and diapers.

Cons

I do not like that I cannot update his profile picture. His face had changed alot since they took it. I also have gotten messages from the teachers when he hasn't been there and I can never find them. I have searched thru all the filters but still couldn't find them.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: July 2018

July 2018

 

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Antoinette.
You can change your child's profile picture either in the app or on the web. The log in credentials you are using for the app will also work on the web, where there is an HELP section. Your messages will appear as a purple explanation point on your child's profile photo. You can also click on the thought bubble under your child's profile photo to see conversations. The thought bubble will have all messaging from the school to you. Here is a video to also assist you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9H9hnI8G6g&feature=youtu.be
Please let us know if you have any questions! 614-423-7815.

 

Ashley from Joyful Beginnings
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2018

July 2018

We love it

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Being able to communicate with the parents all day long about there child is a great tool, the parents feel more comfortable knowing they are able to talk to someone and ask questions.

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It is easy to use and they are always adding new things, credit card acceptance, video's, and the ability to message parents.

Cons

Some times it slows down or signs you out. I would like this app to be able to notify you when you have a message.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: July 2018

July 2018

 

Thank you Ashley for your review of LifeCubby. The app does have notifications for both teachers and parents. For teachers, if you have an unread message from a parent, it will be a purple explanation point on the child's profile photo. Once you have read that message, it turns to gray.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 614-423-7815.

 

Stephanie from Lefler Collision and Glass

July 2018

July 2018

I so far really enjoy my experience.

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I like the notifications that you get on a daily basis from the teachers. Being able to have pictures posted to the app so i can check in on them is a nice touch.

Cons

I do not like how hard it is for our daycare to set up the payment options. It seems like there should be an easier way for the company to set that up so we as parents can benefit from it.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: July 2018

July 2018

 

Thank you Stephanie for your review of LifeCubby!

 

Kayla from Clark Fork Watershed Education Program

July 2018

July 2018

Great experience.

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I love being able to see my daughters progress throughout the day and the app makes this every easy.

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Having to manually refresh is a bit of a pain, it would be nice if it could automatically refresh the data.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: July 2018

July 2018

 

Thank you Kayla for your review of LifeCubby!

 

Lindsey from IPS

July 2018

July 2018

LifeCubby I feel there are more cons then pros

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I do like how lifecubby is customizable to fit the needs of the user and the communication feature are also helpful.

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I do not like how lifecubby seems to crash or feeze very often while in use and I dont feel it is user friendly at all.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: LifeCubby, LifeCubby

Date: July 2018

July 2018

 

Thank you Lindsey for your review of LifeCubby. Make sure that your operating system on the device you are using has the most up to date version, as well as the most recent update of the app. When those are not updated, the system may experience challenges. If you need assistance, please give us a call at the office at 614-423-7815.