About LifeCubby

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,...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

2,721 Reviews of LifeCubby

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.24 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(1,274)

1,274

4 stars

(934)

934

3 stars

(362)

362

2 stars

(90)

90

1 stars

(26)

26

Likelihood to Recommend

Not likely

Very likely

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May 2018

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Jasmine from Omnitracs

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2018

User friendly, efficient and immediate communication

Pros

10/10 software! This platform was great to have as a dance instructor! This minimizes the need for paperwork and gets rid of it completely. I feel like LifeCubby is a great way to have communication with parents without having them in the room with us. I absolutely love the tuition tracking. This platform is every companies dream if they deal with little ones!

Cons

I wish LifeCubby had more reports, and some of the ones that they have really need improvement. I also wished they had for parents when a incident happen is to do finger signing to sign off on the report. The cons for this company are worth it because I believe LifeCubby is worth every cent.

Response from LifeCubby

Replied May 2018

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Jasmine! Please call the office or email me with your thoughts on the reports! We value your feedback. 614-423-7815

January 2021

Kathy from The Hills Preschool

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

2.0

January 2021

LifeCubby

LifeCubby is a great basic software, but there is a LOT of room for improvement so that schools like mine don't have to use multiple systems and softwares.

Pros

I like that the parents get an app to access their child's daily reports. Saves on paper!

Cons

I don't like that they haven't been able to update the software easily to adapt to the pandemic rules. Since it is common place now to have to ask the covid questions, it should of been added immediately so that we could enter it on the children's daily reports. The fact that they cannot add a space for us to include questions becomes EXTREMELY time consuming on our side. I don't like that we can't customize our attendance reports so that we can easily print them for our state reimbursements monthly. We have to add a bunch of data after we print the basic report.

Reasons for Choosing LifeCubby

For the parent feature. However we still have to use ChildPlus and EZ Care to help with the administrative side.

Reasons for Switching to LifeCubby

We liked the fact that parents could access the app and we could do away with daily reports. However that has caused us more issues on the administrative side having to do more work, that we were previously able to just enter in to EZ Care2

Response from LifeCubby

Replied March 2021

Kathy, thanks for your feedback and review.

May 2021

Stephanie from Creme de la Creme

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

3.0

May 2021

Speaking from Childcare Software Expert

Overall I think our company has been pretty happy with LifeCubby. Mainly because of how "easy to use" it seems to be for all users. It also doesn't often go under repair, or seem to be out of commission. Which is super helpful for the business and families.

Pros

It has been super easy to train staff to use this software, as well as getting new parents used to using it. From the admin standpoint, navigating around the software, like adding new kids or staff is really easy. So if it's someone's first experience with Childcare Software, this is a super easy one to learn how to.

Cons

I've used other childcare software programs, at least three others, and I've found that LifeCubby has the least about of features that I am used to. Sure the main ones that everyone wants is there and available, but the "extras" seem to be slim on this program specifically.

Reasons for Choosing LifeCubby

Many of our friends in the Childcare business spoke highly about LifeCubby and how easy it was on the parents, so it seemed like the best option.

Reasons for Switching to LifeCubby

Changed locations, so thought we would try another program. (Tester)

Response from LifeCubby

Replied May 2021

Thank you Stephanie for your review of LifeCubby. Please feel free to email or call us with "extras" that you are looking for. contact@lifecubby.me or 614-423-7815

August 2017

Katherine from Day Early Learning

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

1.0

August 2017

As a teacher, I have used one other system than LC. The other system was far more efficient.

In a serious way, I do not think that I get any benefits from this software. I honestly think that working with paper copies of things would be more efficient than the Life Cubby system. You have the potential to be a great product, but the current functionality of it has it sitting at "The undersecretary of only okay." Unless improvements are made, Life Cubby will not be the president...it will only ever be the undersecretary.

Pros

I like being able to communicate with parents, when the system works. I honestly cannot say much more in the "pros" area, as I do not feel this is the most functional system on the market. I have used the Tadpoles system in the past, and not only is it highly easy to use and access, but I did not ever question if what I put in was going to come through on the other side. I frequently question Life Cubby, as I have had multiple times where something did not post or a lesson plan was erased. I suppose you could chalk it up to "user error," but I am highly proficient on the computer, and if I could not figure it out, my husband is an engineer - he would be able to help me. Though, to state again, I am highly proficient on the computer. I have been using them my whole life...I highly doubt that it is "user error." I have also been working with Life Cubby for three years, and it seems my hatred for it grows each day. The Tadpoles system is far more efficient than Life Cubby.

Cons

There are SO many bugs! There is a LOT about LC that could be done more efficiently, and it is SUCH a cantankerous system! Some days it works, some days it doesn't...you never really know what you are going to get. It is the most basic system, which really leaves NO reason why it should not be consistently functional. Between the LC system and the Tadpoles system, that I have previously used, I would pick Tadpoles EVERY TIME. There have been multiple times where I have entered something into LC, and it does not come out on the parent end - which makes it look like I am not doing my job. That is not okay. I need to be able to trust that once I enter something in for a parent to see, that it goes through and is seen on their end. I am NOT a fan of Life Cubby, and only use it because that is the system that my child care center uses. I also have some parents who feel the same.

Response from LifeCubby

Replied February 2018

Dear Katherine - It has been a few months since you posted this review, and I'm circling back in hopes that your experience has improved! We are working hard at LifeCubby to ensure that all users have a positive experience :) One recommendation that I have is that you If you are having issues with the app, it is likely that you need to update it. The LifeCubby Classroom App updates on average 2 times per month, sometimes more. We are always adding new features :) So please make sure that your tablet's OS has been updated, and that you have the most recent version of the LifeCubby Classroom App from the store? It is also recommended that you have the app set to auto-update. Please let me know if you still need assistance, you can call our office at 614-423-7815, or email us at contact@lifecubby.me

February 2021

Heather from RiverTree Christian School

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2021

LifeCubby is Great!

Pros

It's extremely easy and quick to initiate autopay to collect tuition payments. There are so many great features that I honestly can't list them all.

Cons

There are several features that are in the process of being fine-tuned by LifeCubby staff, I appreciate that. There are some things I do not like, but, they are so willing to listen and offer solutions as well as make the suggested updates. One thing I do not like is that I cannot manipulate what content I would like to run on some reports. Some I can download to Excel and work with, some I cannot. I do not like that I have to access several different screens to make some simple changes on a child's profile page. Unless you are familiar with the software, it's difficult to explain it here to make sense.

Response from LifeCubby

Replied February 2021

Thank you Heather for your review of LifeCubby!