Who Uses This Software?

Child Care Centers, Preschools, Montessori Schools, Head Starts, Home-Based Providers, Before/After School Programs, NAEYC Accredited Programs


Average Ratings

964 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • LifeCubby
  • www.lifecubby.me
  • Founded 2010
  • United States

About LifeCubby

The LifeCubby App provides documentation, communication, and assessment services for early childhood providers and families. Since 2011 LifeCubby has been the platform of choice for thousands of teachers and parents. NAEYC Portfolios are included. Research-Based, Peer Reviewed, state-aligned and approved throughout the US.


LifeCubby Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Check in / Check Out
  • Child Care Center
  • Daily Reports
  • Employee Management
  • Food Program Records
  • Home-Based
  • Immunization Records
  • Lesson Plan Management
  • Mailing List Management
  • Menu Planning
  • Online Registration
  • Parent / Child Records
  • Parent Portal
  • Payment Processing
  • Photo Gallery
  • Text Messaging
  • Volunteer Management
  • Wait List Management

LifeCubby Reviews Recently Reviewed!

I started using this when my kids daycare started using the service.

Nov 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I think this concept is so cool. I like the different features in the app, so once my daughter's daycare starts using it more I'll be able to get daily updates, menus, parent notes, and much more.

Cons: I think this app is great, but when I get notified that there's a new "observation" and I sign in, I can see the first part of the observation. However, I can't just click on the photo from there and read the content. It'd be great if this little "timeline" connected to content instead of me having to find it.

Convenient and practical

Nov 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's meant for the smart phone and the photos are easy to download. Very easy way to get updated on my child's day asset school.

Cons: Caregivers are not optimizing this till and only use a couple of the features although that's understandable since their primary responsibility is caregiving not IT.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on November 14, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Steven!

Frustrating. Some good features but it often costs more time than it saves.

Nov 05, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Quick check in and out. Having most data in one place that is available online from school home etc.

Cons: Too much variation between app and online interfaces. Parents often request that we email instead bc they don't have time to learn the system. Lesson planning setup takes too long. Assessment tools are obtuse. Attaching our own tool is only available via PDF.

Overall: Having all school data available in one place is very helpful. Teachers frequently have to answer questions at all hours so being able to access all of our data on the go has been helpful.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on November 06, 2017

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Kimberly.

Easy to use

Nov 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can see stuff about my daughter and that makes it easier to understand her day to day activities which I love to see.

Cons: The look of the software could be a little more appealing. Which would make it a little easier for me to want to use it.

Overall: Seeing my daughter

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on November 06, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Tyler.

Easy

Nov 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Pictures are great. It is awesome to see all the updates as close as to real time. Great to share pics.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on November 06, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Robert!

Love this app works great

Nov 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to navigate
Great pictures !
Love the categories
Peace of mind while kids are at daycare !

Cons: Doesn't refresh on its own which would be great to just click on the app and know right away how kids are doing

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on November 07, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Amber!

We use it with our daycare to keep track of our child's day.

Nov 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to communicate with teachers , also like that they are able to send pictures and that I can save those to my phone photo's

Cons: Layout - feels clunky, wish it was more organized. Also there are multiple apps for the school, I wish it could combine some of those more common used apps into one (webcam, calendar, etc.)

Overall: keeping track of my child's day

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on November 07, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby.

This software is user friendly. I can easily navigate through the site and access the content.

Oct 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User friendly, easily accessible. I live the pictures that posted almost daily. I have an opportunity to see my child in action without being there. I love the newsletter being posted online.

Cons: I wish I can get more options on life cubby. Such as live look ins. Daily activities and updates would be great. But overall, I think LifeCubby is pretty useful and a good tool to use to see my child's activities.

Overall: Up to date information and the ability to know events that are upcoming.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on November 02, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Carl!

Outstanding program, simplifies sharing information and keeps parents and teachers connected.

Oct 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is easy to use. I love the electronic portfolios. I also love the NAEYC box can be created electronically.

Cons: I wish there was an option to save an observation or newsletter and come back to it later. Oftentimes, progress is deleted without an option of finishing later.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on November 04, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Kesha!

Amazing and straight to the point.

Oct 30, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to understand and work.
Good way to communicate with teachers.
Straight to the point messages.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 31, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby LaTishia!

My teacher posts picture to the site for me to see. I also get a daily email.

Oct 30, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to share photos -I'm sure it's much easier for the staff. I love seeing the daily report from my teacher and knowing how my kid behaved.

Cons: Not always complete reports. Not sure if thats the software or the teacher. I wish I could also respond to the teacher right from the email.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 31, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby! There are several ways you can communicate with the teachers. You can comment on daily sheets, observations and instant messaging. Scroll to the bottom of daily sheets and observations for messaging.

It was not too hard to learn. Often it freezes or runs very slow.

Oct 30, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability to send pictures and observations out right away.Ease of entering information when it works.

Cons: Too often it runs slow or freezes. Difficult to enter new children. Teachers checked in often are suddenly not present and have to check in again. Sometimes entries that we put in do not actually get entered.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 31, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby. Please call the office so we can help troubleshoot your account. 614-423-7815. Make sure to check your WiFi and that your operating system on the device and the classroom app are up to date with the latest versions.

I like the fact that I am kept up to date with my daughters daily school activities.

Oct 30, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I appreciate how there are separate tabs for me to go directly to what I want to see for my child's school.

Cons: That the individual tabs aren't equipped with the information. I would like to see the information for each tab available.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 31, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby. If the tab is blank, then the center is not utilizing that tool.

It is nice to have somewhere to store all of my observations.

Oct 30, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: That I am able to link my observations of my students straight to the assessment we use at school. Also, that the parents are able to comment so that we have a running dialogue and can make home to school connections.

Cons: That I am not able to add the evidence to multiple students at once, but instead have to do it individually.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 31, 2017

Thank you Christine for your review of LifeCubby!

Very easy to use.

Oct 30, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I am able to check on my little girl with a user friendly application. The application has many features that are useful.

Overall: Keeping up with my little girl.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 31, 2017

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Noelle!

Lifecubby would be great if they could partner with TSG and lessen the number of crashes.

Oct 30, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Capabilities, number of functions, ability to communicate with families, less paper waste, customization

Cons: The software seems to crash often, need to be able to use other types of screenings and observation tools

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 31, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Abby! The app should not be crashing. Please make sure that your WiFi is strong. Also making sure your device operating system is up to date with the most recent version, as well as the most recent version of the Classroom App.

This is my third year with the program, and I find it an invaluable tool for assessments.

Oct 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Being able to photo and send pics to parents to give them a snapshot of their child's day. I like the assessment part, and it was downsized last year, cuttiing out a few details that I did not think were missed this year. I like that. It is easy to send an e-blast out to parents when there are reminders or impromptu events for the next day. Thank you for making it easy

Cons: When I am scrolling through the gallery, the pictures are so small, that I can't tell who is in the or what's going on.

Overall: Having everything in one place.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 30, 2017

Thank you Sue for your review of LifeCubby!

I use it daily in my kindergarten readiness class. Parents love it

Oct 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The ability to write notes and observations to the parents when they happen. The parents have been happy about the information they receive each day.

Cons: It takes time away from the daily routine and from attention to the children. Some things are difficult to navigate.

Overall: Daily record of happenings in the classroom without having to keep written notes.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 30, 2017

Thank you Ferne for your review of LifeCubby!

I haven't used the app much but I get the daily emails with the overall review of my child's day.

Oct 25, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love that everything is electronic and that if needed I can always go back to previous days to see what my child ate just in case if he had a reaction to something.

Cons: Doesn't show when my child has snack time and doesn't register who picks up my child correctly it sometimes says unknown and sometimes shows my husband when it was myself and vice versa. I'd also like to see how much of each item in lunch he actually ate.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 26, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Melanie. The cons you mentioned below are how the center uses the software. All that you mentioned can be documented. Please seek out the center administrator for more information.

I've been using LifeCubby for a few months now with both of my kids in daycare. I love it!

Oct 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love receiving pictures and updates about my kids throughout the day. It helps me see all they are learning while they're at "school". Another great thing about LifeCubby are the daily sheets I get at the end of each day. This gives me the opportunity to ask my children about what they did that day, and keep a record of how they're advancing.

Cons: I absolutely love receiving pictures of my kids, however, sometimes the photos come out a little distorted. If I try to view a description of the picture at the same time as the picture, the photo will automatically format to a perfect square - which makes it look pretty funky. This makes it hard to take a screen shot on my phone to share with family and friends.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 26, 2017

Hi Ashley! Thank you for your review of LifeCubby! There is a HELP document if you log into the web about saving photos to your mobile device you might find handy. We are so glad you love LifeCubby!

I love it

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The thing I like most about this software is that it is very great and it tells me so much that I need to know about my children

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Veronica!

I love that I get to check in on my babies progress all day at daycare

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: how the sections are separated by what you child is doing throughout the day like feeding time diaper changes etc

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by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you Chanel for your review of LifeCubby!

Easy to us

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I appreciate that it allows me to know what my daughter is doing throughout the day. I don't have to stress about a paper and I can refer back to a day weeks later.

Cons: I wish I didn't create and automatically default to the user. I think it should only have the account holder under a profile section, not a tab.

Overall: Peace of mind.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you Amanda for your review of LifeCubby!

At first, it was difficult to understand. But then it transitioned into easy to use.

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Lesson planning and observation is simple to use. NAEYC took some time to also get the hang of but were able to work on our portfolios with ease.

Cons: I haven't been able to use Vine Assessment. I have 5 to 6 year old children in my classroom and for your Kindergarten section, it is not completed. I had called back in June to see if this was completed or not. The women on the phone said she would call back with an answer. She has still yet to call me back with an answer.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Megan. I will follow up with the development team on the Vine Assessment for 5-6 year olds. Feel free to call the office on 10/26 at 614-423-7815 and I will have an answer for you on completion time.

I was confused and had to be taught a lot in the beginning, I still call for assistance now and then

Oct 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Messaging parents is very helpful when I need to just ask for something quickly much like a text instead of a phone call.

Cons: LifeCubby system fails and stops, logs me off and I have to continue to log back in while I'm in the middle of entering something.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Debra. Please call the office so we can troubleshoot what might be happening with your device. It could be you need to do an update, as the APP was recently updated. As well as iOS and Android operating systems recently having updates. The system should not "log you off" and we would like to solve that challenge for you. Please call the office at 614-432-7815 ad we would love to help you.

Love this app, great communication. Wish our school would use it more for behavior too

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Details and notifications are great and daily at the same times. Picture are a bonus. Convenient to use from anywhere.

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by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you Heather for your review of LifeCubby.

Great to see my kid's activities on daily basis.

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, can download pictures and can see the daily insights posted by day care. Like the instant updates.

Cons: Drop downs are confusing .The UI can be more user friendly. going back and forth is not easy. should give the option to download at once.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Shikha!

I use to track my son at daycare.

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like the daily emailed report, the pictures and updates throughout the day. I have only used 2 functions of the app so far.

Cons: When you click on a picture the formatting is weird and won't allow you to expand the picture. Going back and forth through the app is not user friendly.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Stefanie.

I love LifeCubby! It is an exceptional way for me to capture the day of prekindergarteners!

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: LifeCubby allows me to communicate with the families by creating a portfolio for each child. Pictures really capture moments throughout the day and I can quickly add updates too!
Since we are a "green school", we appreciate using technology over paper to share about the children's day at school. Our parents love it!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Susan!!

Over all I like the app, it allows me to stay in touch with my kids.

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that I am able to connect with the daycare providers and teachers all day long about my children.

Cons: The ease of use in the beginning. I could not figure out how to use the messaging portion and it caused me to miss out on things for my children.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby!

Ease of mind for new mom! Love checking this app multiple times a day.

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's easy to follow along with my son's day on LifeCubby. Learning his routine, keeping up with his time is important to me as a new mom. I get so excited when I see a notification for a picture come through! It's easy to use as well.

Cons: I would love to be able to download the pictures that his daycare sends. A feature where I could save an actual photo to my phone or send them somewhere to be printed would be awesome!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby. You can save photos to your mobile device. Please log into your LifeCubby account on the web and access the HELP document, Downloading Photos, to get instructions. Every device is different, so the HELP document will walk you through your device. If you need any more assistance, please call the office at 614-423-7815.

I ALWAYS KNOW THE TIME MY KIDS WERE DROPPED OFF AND PICKED UP.

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I LIKE THAT IT KEEP YOU UPDATED ON WHEN THEY ATE THE TIME AND WHAT THEY ATE AND I LOVE THAT IT ALLOWS ME TO GET PICTURES OF MY KIDS

Cons: SOMETHING I DISLIKE ABOUT THE APP IS IT DOESNT ALLOW YOU TO SEE WHO CHECKED THE KIDS IN AND OUT FOR THE DAY.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Jamy! There is a feature to show who was the drop off or pick up person, but it is something that the center can choose to use or not. Please speak with your administrator if you have questions.

I really enjoy looking at LifeCubby updates to see how my son is doing during the day!

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like how easy it is to use on my PC or through the app on my iPhone. I love being able to get notifications anytime there is an update and I don't have to wait to check my email.

Cons: I am still learning the software but I like everything so far. I feel that it may be a little confusing to have a conversation with someone but that may be just because I haven't done it yet.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Andrea!

My son likes going to Mon Jardin and he is getting social which is important for me.

Oct 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Its online, easy to use, right visual on mobile devices, like graphics. Like character limit updating dynamically.

Cons: Nothing cons as such but things can be improved such as more colors, sometimes hate typing so auto suggestions and autocorrect

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby!

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Great way to track certain things

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use for what I am using this for. I am able to track and get updates on my child while she is in daycare

Cons: Needs to update quicker. And if they could add some different features for being more specific in some cases.

Overall: Being able to keep track of my child at daycare.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you Preston for your review of LifeCubby!

Sparse information

Oct 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Nice to get daily reports for son that is at day care in building I work in that is just downstairs .

Cons: Daily reports do seem vague..no photos since arrival to daycare . Wish to see more information in future.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Rachel!

Connected to my babygirl remotely and gives me a piece of mind.

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I can have constant updates of my baby girl and be in contact with teachers at any given time. The app is completely easy to use and very user friendly.

Cons: Locks up and closes randomly. This my only frustration with the app otherwise I am still in love with this app!

Overall: I can check in on my babygirl at anytime during the day and recieve updates as well. As a new mother it really eases my mind knowing how her day is going a I can contact someone at the drop of a hat.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you Jessica for your review of LifeCubby. Please make sure that your operating system is up to date on your mobile device and that you have the most recent version of the APP. The Family APP did update recently. If you have further challenges, please give us a call at 614-423-7815.

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Love the ability to communicate with my son┬┐s preschool teacher. I feel part of his day!

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability to interact with his preschool teachers anytime I need to. I love getting updates on my son's day via pictures and update sheets.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Meagan!

I like the ease of checking my students in

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like being able to communicate with parents through life cubby. You can communicate through newsletters, curriculum, notes on their daily sheet and observations.

Cons: Crashing at inconvenient times. Lifecubby doesn't always work around 12-2 when students are napping and we are putting in their information.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Tiffanie. Please make sure that your operating system is up to date and you have the most recent version of the APP. If you continue to have challenges, please give us a call. The app should not crash and we would be happy to help you troubleshoot. 614-423-7815.

The app is almost unusable.

Oct 24, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Value for Money

Cons: It's very difficult to find things in the app. It's very difficult to understand the structure. It's ugly, images are distorted and icons.
It's obvious you don't value your users experience

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Ivan. We are sorry to hear that you feel this way about our product. I can assure you that we care very much about our users experience.

I love it! I feel that I can keep in touch with my daughter and her teachers at any time.

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love how easy it is to use! It works great on my phone and iPad. I love how it's compatible with all phones and tablets.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you Shante for your review of LifeCubby!

Great program that allows me the access as a parent that I need

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Love that it is easy to use and self explanatory. Offers great guides to find information and utlize the program to its ability.

Cons: Wish there were more functions my child care provider would utilize. Over all I think the program its self is outstanding.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby!

The idea is wonderful. I love how I can communicate directly with the teacher in my child's class.

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to view updates and photos as well as communicate with my child's teacher directly. I love seeing the pictures are saved for what seem like reasonable amount of time.

Cons: You can't download the Pics onto your phone. You have to go through the website and allow each one to load. Or else you get terrible quality.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby. When on the web, there is a HELP document that will help you download photos on your mobile devices. If you have further questions, please give us a call at 614-423-7815.

easy to download. Not a lot of setup from an end user standpoint.

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that I can easily check in throughout my work day to check on my child and view pictures. I love the instant messaging feature and how easy it is to contact her teachers throughout the day.

Cons: There are several menu options that I don't understand or are not used. Would like more info on there. The conversations and messaging functionality seems disjointed and shows different conversations in different menus. Wish it was all in one place.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you Christen for your review of LifeCubby. The school calendar is the only tool that is not accessible on the APP, but it is on the web. All other tools, if blank, may not be utilized by your child care center. If you have any other questions, please give us a call at the office at 614-423-7815.

I like this app and it gives me instant messages of my girl

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: it is easy to use and saves me time to check emails. I can use this app to monitor what my daughter is doing in daycare every day.

Cons: Not so much right now. Maybe in the future, if there are some videos in it, it makes it better. On the whole, I like the app.

Overall: get to know what my daughter does every day clearly

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Shiyao!

Accurate and Convenient

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like how t notifies me through email each time there has been an update about my daughter and I also like how I can communicate with her teacher if something is going on I need to know. I really appreciate the instant communication updates this app brings to my husband and I.

Cons: I don't like that I cant open the app through my phone for some reason. I can only use it on-line. I also would like if my daughters picture was bigger. It is hard to tell if it her sometimes. It also positioned sideways.

Overall: Daily updates about my daughter and the care she is receiving. I don't feel like I worry as much knowing what is going on with her as soon as they input information.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you Kourtney for your review of LifeCubby! I have rotated the picture for you. Please call the office so we can trouble shoot the app on your phone. 614-423-7815.

Not a fan. It's too cumbersome.

Oct 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like being able to share pictures with families, though honestly, a text or Facebook group would be easier.

Cons: For every action, there are too many screens to click through. What should be a simple process can take 2-3 times longer to accomplish.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Ashley!

Love the fact that I can check up on my son at anytime during the day. Know when and how much he is

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that I can immediately contact the daycare and get a response.
And I get a notification when my son is picked up and who picked him up

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Jacquelyn!

I feel I get a great update with how my child's day went which is awesome.

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It's easy to sign on and get quick access to information that happened during the day. I love hearing about the adventures my daughter has.

Cons: We can't respond back to the posts that the teacher sent about the child. It's sometimes very important to communicate if we can't after school.

Overall: Seeing what happens on a daily in school.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Hi Alma! Thank you for your review of LifeCubby. There are many ways you can communicate with the staff at your child's center. You can comment on the daily sheet, observations (both on the bottom of the forms) and of course, instant messaging is always available. Please see the HELP doc on the web when you log in with your LifeCubby credentials. There is a document, Family App Overview, that will help you with messaging. If you need further assistance, please call the office at 614-423-7815 and we would be happy to help!

We have been using Lifecubby since 2014 & their customer service is EXCELLENT!

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use and ability to share information and pictures with parents. We have found that it allows teachers to build a better relationship with parents.

Cons: We can't wait for all of the features to be fully functional. (texting for example) It can be frustrating to see a feature and not be able to utilize it.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2017

Hi Casey! Thank you so much for your kind words and review of LifeCubby! We do have texting! Please call the office if you want to "turn" that feature on! 614-423-7815.

Being on the "giving" end of LifeCubby, it is pretty neat app.

Oct 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We are able to update our families of all of their child's activities during the day. From how much/what they ate, to their diaper changes. Our parents seem to be very pleased with the app. I think the best part about it is the fact that we aren't using paper anymore.

Cons: The con about this is that a handful of times they do updates and it freezes. But, it is only down for like 5-10 minutes.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 19, 2017

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Gibeth!

Love this tool

Oct 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I am a parent who truly loves life cubby. gives me peace of mind knowing that on my lunch break I can go ahead and check on my baby and see whats going on with her day

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 19, 2017

Thank you Angelica for your review of LifeCubby!

Very simple to use

Oct 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The real time updates of what my child is doing, and what activites were being done throughout the day is great.

Cons: Not being able to comment on updates, or send a message to the teacher if my child cannot be seen in any of the photos posted.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 09, 2017

Hi Andrea! Thank you for your review of LifeCubby. You can send messaging to the staff. Here is a link to the Family APP video to show you how. The messaging part is at about 3:45 into the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ejWN4clq18&t=118s Please contact us if you have further questions. 614-423-7815.

Does not "make my life easier"

Sep 11, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Nothing. If a 4 digit log in isn't secure that you need a password, I would start thinking about another system. As a parent we were told this is going to make our lives easier. My life has been a nightmare since July 1 when Peacox bought Nikolu.

Cons: I shouldn't have to download an app to see what my kid is doing. It takes longer to log my kid in and out everyday. And you need to create a "training student" so parents aren't getting emails because they are "training" a new employee. If you don't have a secure email sever I have a friend who does that for a living.

And lastly, why do I get 20 emails a day requiring me to log in to ur app to find out what is going on. If u can send me an email. You can send me the info that requires me to log in.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on September 13, 2017

Brian, I am sorry to hear that you are not satisfied. I can assure you we have bank level security. By logging into your account on the web, you can select if you want emails or not. Because emails are not secure, we do not put the content of the notification in the email. Logging into the APP is secure and your data about your child is SAFE. If you have further questions, please call the office at 614-423-7815.

usimakes documentation faster and more effective. Improves communication / connecti with parents,;

Aug 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to document information regarding daily activities and communicate with parents., which helps parents feel more connected with their child's experience. Ability to link to NAEYC for documentation and accreditation. Ability to include Indian Foundations and use for developmental portfolios ( observations and individual goals for each child.

Cons: Unable to temporarily store information. For example, if I am entering an observation and am unable to finish, there is no way to temporarily hold that info. If I have to stop in the middle, of entering an observation or newsletter post, then I have start over. It would be helpful if there was a save feature similar to the save or save and publish feature in the observation and newsletter sections like the one in the lesson plan section.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 15, 2017

Thank you Nina for your review of LifeCubby.

Easy to use, very convenient

Aug 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: That I can see my sons daily activities right in my phone . I don't have to wonder when he's napping, and it makes it much easier to schedule a convenient pick up time.

Cons: It looks a little dated. I wish the graphics were a little better, but it doesn't impact my overall experience that much.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 14, 2017

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Laura.

I love the app!

Aug 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Seeing the meals and real time updates. Getting real time updates when child is check in and out.
I like to be able to see all details of her day.

Cons: the calendar, menu etc are not up yet. I would like to know by the app when the dates are the daycare is closed

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 14, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Nicole.

I love being able to see what my son is doing throughout the day, what he has ate, how long he naps

Aug 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love the Direct communication with my child care provider and seeing when and who checks my child in and out. I also love the ability to see what my child is doing throughout the day, from what activities they are doing, what and how much he ate of his snacks and lunches, his 'potty' times including any accidents, how long he naps for and just being able to access this information at real time any time during the day. I also enjoy being able to be sent pictures of my child as well.

Overall: Ability to see what my child is doing at real time throughout the day

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 14, 2017

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Amanda.

I really enjoy seeing my daughter at daycare and being notified what is happening

Aug 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's great I get to see what's happening in real time not have to wait until I pick my baby up they say when she eats when she naps when she gets her diapers changed and what she does

Cons: I don't like receiving a notification when I pick her up cause I already know but it would be good if another parent was picking their kid up

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 14, 2017

Thank you Brianna for your review of LifeCubby.

Overall I think the app is great. It's easy to use and the layout is visually appealing.

Aug 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I enjoy the Ease of use, big icons; it is visually appealing. Getting push notifications alerts me to any pics or incidents immediately.

Cons: It takes a bit long to "load" when I click on it. Also, there is often an exlamarion mark on my daughter's icon that I can't figure out how to get to go away, even though I've checked everything.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 11, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Lydia. The exclamation point is messaging through the app. To read the message, click on the exclamation point. Once read, that point goes from purple to gray. The message will stay there for 24 hours. Please contact us if you have any more questions. 614-423-7815.

I use this to see how my son's day is going

Aug 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like being able to see my son's food, nap, and other activities on the schedule. Teachers can send videos.

Cons: It is not ideal to have to make 4 steps to see his daily chart. I'd prefer the desktop version to be more user friendly.

Overall: As stated, I like to see how my son's day is going.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 11, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby. To see a child's daily sheet on your mobile device, through the LifeCubby Family App, just hold your finger down on the child's profile pic on the top. It will load the current daily sheet.

tells me what child is doing during the day

Aug 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I know what my child is doing at the moment. I know when they're eating breakfast, resting, going out to play, and there check in and out time. life cubby really gives me a peace of mind knowing my child events during the day. other things I like is I know when their eating lunch, having a snack, eating dinner. I also like that I receive these reports instantly. that's the best thing about life cubby it gives me the peace of mind to carry on with my day knowing my child is safe. Everything is great. if I could change anything about the life cubby I would add
a built in camera so that I can see exactly what is happen through cameras. I think that would be great.

Overall: security of knowing my child is engaging and knowing their safe.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 11, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Airane.

App allows for basic use with seeing progress of the day for children but needs refinement

Aug 11, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ability to download photos of my children and receive updates from their teachers. Having a wholistic view of both children, while also getting views that divide each childs day separately is helpful as well.

Cons: The interface needs a lot of work. The app's usability is not intuitive, could be simplified, and easier.

Overall: Ability to view my child's day and activities

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 11, 2017

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby James.

Nice to see my daughters day in online format

Aug 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Electronic version is nice for daily reports and pictures. That way we can always see it instead of trying to keep track of papers

Cons: I've just started using it so have not identified anything that seems to be a problem so far. Would like a way to save my username and password though.

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by LifeCubby on August 11, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Stephanie.

Love how easy it is to use.

Aug 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that I can check in on my son through out the day. It is so easy to use and navigate, love it !

Overall: Being able to check in on my son through out the day

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by LifeCubby on August 11, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Rachel.

LifeCubby has been extremely helpful in communicating with families.

Aug 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: How easy it is to share information. Within minutes I can have pictures posted to share with families.

Cons: The notification/alert system could use some work. For example, having it so that every time you have a new notification, you get a push notification on the tablet. Or messages come through instaneously so you're not constantly refreshing the page looking for messages.

Overall: The ability to have everything in one place. For example having lesson plans, assessments, and communication with parents in minutes.

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by LifeCubby on August 11, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Stephanie.

It freezes alot

Aug 08, 2017
2/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Being able to access what my son has ate and his diaper changes , I wish our daycare used more of the functions though.

Cons: It freezes alot when I go to access it at the end of the day to review all of his meals and diaper changes.

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by LifeCubby on August 11, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Abby.

I only use this app for the Daily Sheets. I have an infant so the other stuff isn't necessary.

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The daily sheets are a huge help when I need to know the last time that he ate. I also really like seeing how much awake time he has so that I can keep track of it for developmental record.

Cons: I wish this app included our account balance. This would be nice to see before we go in to pay the large bill.

Overall: The daily sheets are wonderful for an infant.

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by LifeCubby on August 11, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Alana. Tuition Tracking should be launched within the next few weeks!!

Great tool for tracking your child's school experience

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's user friendly! It's all broken down in categories you can scroll through to find exactly what you're looking for.

Cons: The layout seems a little dated. Not a huge issue and i'm sure it will be updated constantly with improvements.

Overall: I get to see my child's progress and daily routine at school!

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by LifeCubby on August 08, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Lindsey.

Easy to use and great customer assistance.

Aug 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Lifecubby is a good communication tool for teachers and parents. I like how Frogstreet Curriculum is linked and for easy use.

Cons: I wsh there was a way we would be able to list the baby food we use instead of typing in each item for each child.

Overall: I like the benefit that the parent can see what is happening with their child during their work day.

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by LifeCubby on August 08, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Patricia.

This app is a terrific way for me to see what my son is up to at daycare!

Aug 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy interface makes accessing the daily sheets simple, it's also clear when there has been an update.

Cons: Having to click out and back In to refresh the daily sheet is a bit of a hassle. Also, the background is very white, which can be glaring

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by LifeCubby on August 08, 2017

Thank you Brittany for your review of LifeCubby!

App is great but not very user friendly.

Aug 07, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Love seeing updates during the day or my toddler, end of day report card, lesson plans for the week - all at the touch of my mobile device

Cons: Can't view video clips
When I get an email update, I don't know what the update is. From the email link, it takes me to the LO in page and then I have to search around for what message is being sent to me. Would be easier to directly link to whatever message, pic, etc is being sent to me.
Not very easy to send message back- only a comments section.

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by LifeCubby on August 07, 2017

Thank you Janet for your review of LifeCubby.

Teacher in a child care facility

Aug 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use for my parents. I have parents that do not have minutes on there phone majority of the time. But if they have access to wifi at their place of work they can use the app with ease

Cons: That the parents have to have an email address. I have a hispanic family in my class that doesn't see the use in a email account so they do not have one. This makes it were the parents do not have access to their child's information on LifeCubby

Overall: Being able to track quality care with ease

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 07, 2017

Thank you Ashleyanne for your review of LifeCubby. Please call the office or email me at cdesanti@lifecubby.me and I will be happy to show you a work around for your family that does not have the email address. 614-423-7815.

I love being able to see updates about my children throughout the day through this easy to use app.

Aug 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I really liked that it is easy to use. I get notifications whenever something is posted about my children.

Cons: The thing I liked least was it does not show the information on my smart watch when I get a notification.

Overall: Being able to be part of my childrens day while at work.

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by LifeCubby on August 07, 2017

Thank you Stacy for your review of LifeCubby!

LifeCubby has great potential but limiting in software design

Aug 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It gives parents direct access through a single website to a variety of different functions - whether it is from being able to access menus or curriculum, to seeing daily observation sheets, to getting eBlasts from teachers. It does provide an easy center for all the information to be contained together.

Cons: LifeCubby is pretty limiting and not user-friendly in my opinion. Although they do offer many different features that parents would love to see within an early childhood center or school through virtual access, the accessibility to download/upload information is quite old school. For daily observations, only 5 pictures may be uploaded at a time through a very old format for picture uploads and there are not many simple options for one to edit or change around information upon being sent out.

Overall: Easy center for parents to get online access to many of our materials/resources.

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by LifeCubby on August 07, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Nicolle. You can edit your observations through the web using your classroom log in credentials. The maximum pictures is 6 per observation. Please contact the office if you have any questions. 614-423-7815

It's been a great way to stay connected with our child's daily experiences!

Aug 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Love the photo sharing option! When the daycare teachers share pictures from trips and events, it really helps us value the program.

Cons: So far the app has been very satisfying. I like seeing the details about meals, naps, mood, and bathroom data.

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by LifeCubby on August 07, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Ted.

Nice to have access to what's going on, hard to navigate, too many sections

Aug 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The photo feature is really nice, would like it more. Also like the check in check out features that are there

Cons: Too many tabs, and I don't always know where to go to look when a I get a notification or update on my son.

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by LifeCubby on August 07, 2017

Thank you Andrew for your review of LifeCubby.

Great for Teachers and Parents, we just love how easy it was to learn how to use LifeCubby.

Aug 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ability to send pictures to the parents. We have a lot of first time parents and this feature helps ease their minds with dropping their child off. LifeCubby is a great selling point during a tour of the building. We are a large center and LifeCubby has made our infant and Toddler teachers lives so much easier.

Cons: They only thing I would say and my teachers have said id that the app closes down on them when they are in it. They have busy times in the day and the app will close. This can slow down the process and when you have babies needing attention you do not want the process to slow down.

Overall: The use of LifeCubby has removed the use of paper sheets in the classroom and reduced the need for phone calls.

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by LifeCubby on August 07, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Mary!

Wonderful app

Aug 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like how it keeps records, and we are to be able go back and check daily sheets. I like how it s more convenient to use in this fast pace classroom

Cons: Nothing I can think of!!!! It's great!! The only thing I can think of sometime if you post something it may say you post was unsuccessful but that may be a wifi issue and not the software!

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by LifeCubby on August 07, 2017

Thank you Deidra for your review of LifeCubby!

I enjoy life cubby. It's easy to use and the help section is very thorough.

Aug 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The communication I can have with parents thru mass email is fantastic. I also like the ability to upload pictures for parents

Cons: I wish it was asociated with Wisconsin model early learning standards. These are what I am required to include within my lesson plans.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 07, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby. You can customize your observation tool and your lesson plans to match up with your learning standards. Please call the office and we can explain how easy that is to accomplish. 614-423-7815 We also have alignment documents on the home page of the website for every state.

I'm a new parent that just put their child in a day care that was using LifeCubby.

Aug 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like that the phone application will notify me whenever something happens with my child at the day care. I like that I don't need to keep a window open or repeatedly

Cons: I wish that the phone application could cache information so it was available offline. It can be hard to separate limitations of the software with how the day care uses the software, so I mostly wish it was used more.

I also wish the application worked a little better on touchscreens. Our day care has the LifeCubby site up on a touchscreen TV, and it's easy for people with larger fingers to have a hard time checking their child in for the day.

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by LifeCubby on August 07, 2017

Thank you Joseph for your review of LifeCubby.

Just started. So far so good

Aug 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like to receive real time notifications that allow me to follow my baby's day even if I'm not with her.

Cons: Sometimes it's too slow loading new content and I have to refresh several times before visualizing pictures

Overall: I get to know in detail what my baby is doing at daycare

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by LifeCubby on August 07, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Chiara!

Our parents LOVE the interaction that Lifecubby offers them!

Aug 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The Vine assessment is an awesome feature. It ties in to the Funshine Express curriculum and meets the Ohio ELDS standards that we need.

Cons: I wish it imported new records from Procare automatically. We often go several days without new children in the system because we forget to put them in Lifecubby.

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by LifeCubby on August 07, 2017

Thank you Jon for your review of LifeCubby!

I thought it would be harder but it's really easy

Aug 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Being easy to manuver, convenient, not hard to figure out. I love the daily emails for the parents. It's pretty easy to use observations. I used to cringe to do observations, this makes it simple to understand.

Cons: That it doesn't have money/funds like weekly pay from parents would make it even better. I'm using 2 different programs.

Overall: Observations are easy to follow. The fact that it's on line and parents can see. The assessments are right there as well.

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by LifeCubby on August 04, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Tonya!

100% Awesome

Aug 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Paperless

Cons: some of the functions in the program , it should take you back to the screen where you are updating or making changes, but it will take you back to the starting point

Overall: I have referred some people.... I can check to see who's here without leaving the office, when I have to charge for an item like diapers I can see that the teacher has requested them and how may times

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by LifeCubby on August 31, 2017

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Kymberlee!

I absolutely love that you are able to upload photos etc. I makes keeping projects, etc. better

Aug 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Its a little confusing on where observations are stored and how to access them but overall it is wonderful. Love how you are able to upload funshine curriculm

Cons: I have found that it takes getting use to when trying to access past observations. I don't particularly care for having to look through all observations to find one.

Overall: Ease of portfolios. The ability to upload photographs of children. The ability to text/email parents progress reports etc.

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by LifeCubby on August 03, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Mary. If you are looking for a specific child's observation, you can open the observation folder and click on a child and it will filter on just that child's observations. There is an extensive search tool on the web version if that is more helpful. You can use your classroom log ins to access you class account. Please call us if you have any questions. 614-423-7815

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

Aug 03, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

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.

Overall: 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.

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by LifeCubby on August 03, 2017

Thank you Katherine for your review of LifeCubby.

Life Cubby has so far been a great experience for our parents

Aug 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that it gives us a chance to communicate with parents on a low key level, many times we just want to give them a little note but not make it a big deal.

Cons: The change that was made about a year ago has been hard for me to get used to. Many times I have to spend several minutes trying to find what was easy before the change was made

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by LifeCubby on August 03, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Stacy.

App is very consuming and the UI is poor. Cannot find any kind of help section or onboarding

Aug 02, 2017
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like being able to track my kid during the day and seeing photos from the classroom, as well as what he's eaten and when he napped.

Cons: Too many subsections. No help section or FAQ. Can't figure out what the purple checkmark means on my kids picture.

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by LifeCubby on August 03, 2017

Thank you Robin for your review of LifeCubby. There is an extensive help section on the web under your admin. You can log in using your same log in app credentials. The purple exclamation point is messaging coming from the center. Just touch it and the messaging will appear. If you have any question, please contact the office, 614-423-7815

It's a great way to see what the littles are doing and see pictures.

Aug 02, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Potential information on a daily basis. If I don't bring her in, I can see what time she arrived. The pictures show the children actively engaged with the activity. It's nice to see what they are doing.

Cons: Not all areas are being used. The categories are there with nothing available. It would be nice to see the menu, behavior reports, newsletters and the other catagories that come up blank for me. I love the idea that all of the information can be reached via my phone.

Overall: Whenever there is a new post, I get a notification. I may not be able to see the pictures right away, but they will come it. There is peace of mind knowing how much Bloom Academy cares about the children's well being and maintaining contact with the care givers.

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by LifeCubby on August 03, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Amy.

Really great!

Aug 02, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Love that I can see various things going on in the portal, its easy to navigate and very user friendly.

Cons: Some pieces are still "coming soon", and the app on the phone doesnt bring up pages as well as the web portal does.

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by LifeCubby on August 02, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Lorin.

It's down often.

Aug 02, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It's not a paper document. I like it when it is working properly. It has all the parts of our day that need to be documented.

Cons: How often we have to use paper because LC isn't working properly. Sometimes pieces disappear or change without warning (i.e. Words disappear from my Lesson Plans when I save them, some days we can send messages back and forth with parents, some days parents send us a message but there is no option or even text box to reply, etc.)

Overall: It is easier than pen and paper documentation.

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by LifeCubby on August 02, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby. Please call the office so we can walk through your challenges with you . 614-423-7815.

I enjoy lifecubby as both a parent and a teacher.

Aug 02, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like all the different options that are available. We can track progress on here, pictures, and the daily stuff too

Cons: That it freezes often, it also will delete everything you have imputed sometimes when you press done. We have a hard time uploading videos as well.

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by LifeCubby on August 02, 2017

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Brianna!

Easy to use and communicate with the teacher also like how I can see what my child is doing daily

Aug 02, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Seeing what my child does daily and being able to communicate with the teacher if I have any concerns

Overall: everything about the app runs goods and no major problems with using the app at first it was confusing but then understood how to work the app

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by LifeCubby on August 02, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Breanna!

Lifecubby is a great tool we use to keep in contact with our parents.

Aug 02, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: That once we post something the parents can reply to our post.we have had great feedback from our parent on how much they like being able to see what their child is doing while they are away.

Overall: Parents piece of mind.This is a great tool for teachers and parents.

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by LifeCubby on August 02, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Justine!

The app is slow and the interface seems outdated for 2017.

Aug 01, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like that I can see pictures of my daughter and get updates throughout the day. I'm also able to trade messages with my child's teachers.

Cons: Slow. Interface looks to be designed for simplicity but it's lacking in flow. Some things display incorrectly where text overlaps with other app elements. At my particular day Care, many of the features of the program see unusable or not applicable

Overall: See what my daughter is doing while I'm at work.

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by LifeCubby on August 02, 2017

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Chad.

Instant and useful!

Aug 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: How easily we can connect with the parents. They are able to get instant access to what their children are doing and we can shoot messages their way for easier access to communicating with them.

Cons: That the app and the website don't link up if you input into each. It usually leaves a white hollow circle.

Overall: Instant access to communication with families. Easily able to review previous Daily Sheets and other information regarding personal profiles for individual children.

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by LifeCubby on August 02, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Julie!

Nice features, needs some improvement

Aug 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: Getting updated on my children, details of their naps and what they ate, seeing pictures of them through the day.

Cons: Needs shortcuts to view things, too much clicking and back buttons and drop down menus, a lot of steps. Would like an app instead of a website. Signing in repeatedly is bothersome. Would like the option to ask the staff a question through the software.

Overall: Peace of mind

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by LifeCubby on August 02, 2017

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Stacey!

Some bugs but good to use and informative

Aug 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Being updated on what she is doing daily/hourly. Having a lesson plan and seeing pictures. I also like that everything is broken up

Cons: Not the most user friendly at the beginning. Offline access of some sort would be nice. I also want the menu on the site.

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by LifeCubby on August 02, 2017

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Jessica.

I use LifeCubby daily in the classroom and it is an extremely useful tool.

Aug 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The thing I like most about LifeCubby is how useful it is for communication. As a teacher, I am able to post photos that let the parents know what their child's learning looks like in the classroom and they can connect with me with any comments or questions and everything is all in one place.

Cons: I would like to be able to post more than 6 pictures at a time on a post. When you have a large class like I do it is nice to post and upload all the pictures at once.

Overall: LifeCubby makes me job easier and the parents happier because they can be actively involved in their child's activities at school.

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by LifeCubby on August 02, 2017

Thank you Coryn for your review of LifeCubby!