Who Uses This Software?

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


Average Ratings

1349 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • 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

LifeCubby allows childcare providers to manage Tuition, Documentation, Communications, and Assessment. Android, iOS and Kindle Apps are available for teachers and parents. 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!


We have been using LifeCubby in our center for about 6 years and it has proven to be an asset to us.

Feb 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The teachers don't have to use paper anymore for daily sheets, portfolios or attendance. Parents like that we're a techy center. I can use the Director's Dashboard from my computer in the office to see how many students and teachers are checked-in throughout my building which is really helpful since we have a large center. I also get an email notifying me if there's a message. The eBlast system is also really useful, it has all the exposure notices built-in for letting the parents know whenever there's a diagnosed case of something in the building. Now that LifeCubby has the Tuition Tracking, it's nice that I don't have to manage our roster in 2 different softwares. I was very happy to stop using Procare it's such an outdated system. We also use Frog Street curriculum, and the Lesson Plans are built-in for us so that's a huge time-saver on the teachers they don't have to type them in. They can make changes to the Lesson Plans, though, so that's also good since we customize the Lesson Plans. We also use the Vine Assessments, which are from LifeCubby, although some of the teachers actually prefer the booklets, so it's nice that they have the booklets also. Even with all that, the best part of LifeCubby is still the photos. That's what the parents really like, and it helps them see that their child is learning. I always talk about LifeCubby whenever a tour a new family at our center, and it seems to help with their enrollment decision. Plus, we keep a monitor in our lobby with Photoroll going all day long it shows the most recent pictures from the classrooms. The parents really like that.

Cons: The reports need work. I wish LifeCubby had more reports, and some of the ones that they have really need improvement. The reports don't all work the same, and it seems that some of the reports follow different style guides. They keep coming out with more reports, so I'm hoping that some of the ones that I use to get from Procare are out soon. Also there needs to be a way to generate balance-due automatic emails to just the families who are behind but they don't have that yet. Also, not all the functions of the Classroom App are available on the web, so that makes it hard when you need to edit something and you have to get out a tablet to do it. I wish parents could do a finger-signature on the tablet like to sign an Incident Report. The user interface on the web and the user interface on the apps are completely different. The icons are different, even the colors are different. It would be good if they updated the web to match the apps.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on February 12, 2018

Thank you Annette for your review of LifeCubby!

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.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on February 08, 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

I think that the features are not developed to maximum potential. The app is not developed well.

Aug 01, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the concept of LifeCubby of having the daily sheets and pictures of the activities. when it works properly it is a good tool to have. also, I love the email blast. It is a good tool that helps improve communication with parents.

Cons: I think that is still room for improvement such as developing a more efficient app that communicates with the computer version of it. On the app, after the last update, it is slower and it takes a long time to input information; for example, if we are log in diaper changes, we have to click in boxes every time information is logged in, instead of just clicking on a child.

As well as the ability to upload pictures is very limited. The whole concept is that we can share pictures of the child with their families and 4 or 6 does not make the cut as the classrooms have more than 4 - 6 children.

Also, when I tried to remove/withdraw a child from the LifeCubby it goes to the pending status instead of being removed. The archive feature does not really archives them and instead it sends them to a pending status.

Along with that when I am trying to withdraw a child, even after I managed to really archive a child, there is no feature to disconnect the parent from LifeCubby. Parents still connected with the center after many years.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 01, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Denisy.
Please call the office at 614-423-7815 and we would be happy to help you with the removal of the child in question.
As for any challenges you may have with the APP, please make sure that your APPS and operating software for your tablet are up to date.
If you continue to have challenges, please call the office.

Teacher and Parent interface - Life Cubby Review

Dec 07, 2016
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I use Life Cubby as a teacher in a toddler classroom, and as a parent of a preschooler. As a teacher, it is cumbersome and frustrating, but as a parent gives me a clear snapshot of my child's day. The frustrating parts as a teacher include the following: when we "take our children to an activity" and track that, it doesn't allow us to track the diaper that happened on our way out the door, or the child who dropped off on the playground . . . when we make a classroom observation and want to add it everyone for evidence and assessment, you literally have to go into each child and repeat the process for that one observation each time . . . when you are lesson planning, you can not easily copy and paste an entire day to the next (we use the same curriculum on Monday as we do on Tuesday with different kids) . . . there is a lack of communication with regard to upgrades and when Life Cubby will be down for service. I have done two years worth of Vines this and last year, and have had to completely re-do them mid -year because of Vine revisions which change the entire criteria and do not populate into the new. This has been a complete waste of time and has been very frustrating . . . there is no button to delete a posting if you make an error, such as posting snack at 9:40 instead of 10:40. Once you do that, your entire tracking for the day is off . . . A few times, I have accidentally marked a student in an observation that wasn't included, and there is no way to untag that person - I have had to add a comment apologizing, which then feeds to everyone tagged in that observation . . . because Life Cubby is used in a busy classroom it makes sense that there should be more built-in safeguards or ways to detract postings if errors are made . . . In three hours, we track 72 entries (attendance and dismissal for 9, diapers for 9, snack for 9, and four activities for 9, so it tends to be slow and freezes, or "processes" often which is completely frustrating when you are trying to get it all in before dismissing the child. As a parent, it is a great product if the teacher is willing to put in the work and deal with all the cumbersome things...I get a clear picture of my child's day, observations from his class with pictures, newsletters, and notes all in one handy place. As a parent, I am grateful for Life Cubby, so as a teacher, I muddle through because I know it makes the parents feel connected. Thank you!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 08, 2016

Thank you Kristy for your review and your feedback. I will pass on the information to our team. Upgrades to the app are coming in early 2017 that will allow more editing on the app.
If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at the office at 614-423-7815.

Our school and parents appreciate the communication LifeCubby brings

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Wide variety of options for use, great communication tool, picture/observation tool is great

Cons: Details of use change frequently with updates, need to re-upload app after updates (in the past)

Overall: We have been using LifeCubby for a number of years now. While there are other similar options that are available to preschools, we plan on maintaining our subscription with LifeCubby. Parents, especially of our youngest children, comment on how much they enjoy being able to see a snapshot of their child's day. Some of our classrooms use the daily sheet function, some teachers use a function to remind parents they are low on supplies like diapers, and all classrooms use the observation function. When our school had lost power, I as the director, was able to send out an email to all families from my phone that our school phone lines were down. In the past, we used the assessment tools, but this year moved away from that option. The assessments offered were many, but did not align completely to the Illinois Early Learning Standards or the Illinois Early Learning and Development Guidelines. Our NAC (national) and ExceleRate (state) accreditation programs ask us to align with those standards, so we have switched what we do. A handful of our parents have had a hard time using the app, and it seems there are frequent updates and changes. I assume that is normal for technology that is so widespread. Any time we have had trouble, we have been contacted back with assistance the same day. Once in a while I have had trouble on the admin side of things, but small issues, like classrooms being out of order on my admin list, or not being able to remove a child from our withdrawn/unassigned list. One teacher issue is being confused about how to log children in their own room, but it is not all the time or could be teacher error (like checking in a child, but it checks them into the wrong room). Overall, our experience is positive!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 06, 2016

Thank you Sarah for your review of LifeCubby!

Love it but could use some tweaks.

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Most of its ease and convenience.

Cons: A few parts of the inconvenince (see tirade on last page)

Overall: As a teacher imputting the information you make it difficult by making me have to stop to type out the name of the formula. It would be so much easier, convenient and practical if like in the admins area we could add and edit a list of formulas used in the room both in the bottle section as well as in the drink sections of breakfast, snack, and lunch.

When using and imputting NAEYC accredidation it would help to have a jump screen where you could jump to section 1-9 instead of having to scroll down and search for the needed section. Also it would be a lot more help if we could check off when we completed that item instead of it automatically checking off just because we put one item in it. Ability to place photos in a collage when placing multiple photos in one part of NAEYC.

Stop making infant room the default no matter which room is signed in.

Ability to connect the observations to the lesson plans or to know when that observarion has already been tied to a lesson plan.

Having some ability to know if a parent has signed in and seen a message without having responded back. (Possibly like a read receipt to see that a message has been received and when a parent has opened it).

Instead of the little blue button on the child's picture having a pop up box that shows when a parent has responded back.

Have parent comments stay attatched to daily sheets and such when we up load them to NAEYC accreditation.

Ability to mark when a child has been breastfed by their mom with maybe a note section for marking whether they ate well or not.

In the check-in and out section allow them to choose the classroom so that even though a parent my be in the infant room checking in their infant they can also check in their three year old IN THEIR CLASSROOM without the teachers having to track kids to their actual room.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 06, 2016

Thank you Lisa for your review of LifeCubby! We appreciate your feedback and will pass this on to the development team.

Lifecubby is an essential part of connecting teachers to families and families to their child!

Oct 18, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ilike that it'a easy to use and that most of the questions I have as far as navigation are answered with in the help FAQs

Cons: Sometimes the program has changed or features have been added without a warning. Therefor I often have staff come to me with questions about navigation that I may not have the answer to right away. also, the phone app seems very difficult for staff to use because it doesn't alsways work.

Overall: Our staff utilize Lifecubby is vital at our organization for connecting and involving families in their child's planning learning and development.Teachers love Lifecubby because it's easy to link observations with the developmental goals. We also use LifeCubby as a selling point during the enrollment process and parents are very impressed! They love being able to access photos and observations throughout the day as opposed to waiting until pick up time for child updates. As an Administrator , I love LifeCubby because I can customize it so that it fits our program. It definitely helps our center stand out above the rest, in this very competitive business!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 21, 2016

Hi Elisha!
Thank you for your review of LifeCubby. If the APP does not seem to be working, make sure they have the most recent version of the app and the most recent version of the operating system of the device they are using.
If you are still having challenges, please call the office at 614-423-7815 and we would be happy to troubleshoot.

Bottega Feedback

Oct 18, 2016
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: The ability to share our lesson plans and observations daily.

Cons: Not being able to see the apps on our computers. Also, I would like to see the updated vine and how it works.

Overall: Life Cubby is an effective tool to communicate with our parents and for our school to monitor the work of the teachers. We would like to be able to have all the bells and whistle the androids and apple computers have since we only have regular computers with Windows 10 operating system. It would be very costly to change all of our computers to see the apps. In a perfect world...we would like to be able to populate the assessment tool such as the vine with the observation and picture connected to the domain. So each domain area would have all the checked observations for each child making it easier for the teacher to find the correct evidence for the assessment.

Recommendations to other buyers: Parents sometimes have a hard time understanding how to log in and as administrators we don't see their issue. So better instructions for the parents would be appreciated.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 20, 2016

Hey Sylvia! Thank you for taking the time to review LifeCubby. You can download an app emulator onto your computers to run the LifeCubby Classroom App. The updated Vine will be launching very soon! If you would like more information on the emulator, please call the office at 614-423-7815 or contact us at contact@lifecubby.me.

A window into my child's day

Mar 08, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The way it interconnects the activity and pictures, and I enjoy receiving email updates. I like that it seems to be a really secure way to share my child's activities with me, without opening it up to everyone with internet access (like Facebook).

Cons: It can run slow and the pictures aren't easy to scroll through, they must be clicked and exited individually.

Overall: LifeCubby has given me the ability to see into my children's day at their childcare center. I am able to access photos of their daily activities, notes, progress, skills practiced. My young sons don't tell me much about their day, and usually the teacher is quite busy with goodbyes when I arrive to pick them up at the end of the day. With LifeCubby, I can log onto my account and see that it was "Green Eggs and Ham Day", complete with photos of my picky 3 year old eating GREEN scrambled eggs.

My youngest son is special needs, but thrives in an environment with "typical" peers. The snapshots of his day, hosted on LifeCubby, just warms my heart. I can see my little one painting and playing well with others, but if I was present in the room and observing, he would act differently for my benefit. I like that LifeCubby gives his teachers a way to document his day and share it with me and other parents in a secure way.

I think the software has some kinks that need to be worked out for ease of use, the photos can't be scrolled through, and some items seem to double post and slow down the system. All in all, I think it's an extremely smart program and I'm excited to use it more and more.

Recommendations to other buyers: It needs a walk-through or video FAQ to explain how to use it.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on March 08, 2017

Thank you for your review of LIfeCubby, Jaynell! We are so glad that you enjoy many of our features.

Have you tried using the LifeCubby Family App? The LifeCubby Family App opens right up to a Photo Roll screen.

We also have help documents and for you on our Help page. When you log in online, click the Help tab at the top of the page. You can also use our Contact form or call us if you have any questions.

Thank you for your positive and helpful feedback!

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Could use some improvements

Sep 12, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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.

Overall: 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!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on September 20, 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!

Relatively easy to use. Using for infant room so morning intake and daily observations are used

Jun 26, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The relative ease of use. Pictures. Seems to be easy for teachers. I like how all the data has saved over time for my daughter who is now 7 and doesn't go to the preschool anymore. I like how you can toggle back and forth between siblings

Cons: As far as I am aware, you do not have a way to print all of the pictures and daily observations as a yearbook or really in any fashion. This is disappointing as I have almost two children who have completed pre-k and another just starting infant room. Can nothing be printed?

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on June 27, 2018

Thank you Kinsey for your review of LifeCubby!
Of course you can print anything in LifeCubby. That is best done on the web. You can use your same log in credentials to go to the web. Once, there, click on the observation you would like to print and there is a download to PDF button on the upper right hand side of the page.
Depending on your device, you can also save your photos to your photo roll on your mobile device. There is a HELP document on the web under HELP, where it will walk you through how to do that depending on your mobile device. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 614-423-7815

LifeCubby helps improve communication!

Oct 26, 2016
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: Intuitive, timely technical support, ability to communicate with teachers and parents effectively and quickly

Cons: Don't always receive communication about updates and how things will look different. Doesn't have spell check on observations,

Overall: LifeCubby has helped us with our parent communication substantially. It is fairly intuitive and my teachers quickly became comfortable using most aspects. Parents are thrilled to be receiving pictures and observations regularly, the ability to respond and ask questions in real time. I have looked at other options, and LifeCubby is a good value for the cost and continues to improve.

Whenever we have had technical questions, LifeCubby has been responsive and quickly helped us solve our problems.

Parents, teachers and administrators all benefit from LifeCubby and the ease of communication.

Recommendations to other buyers: Overall, we have been happy with LifeCubby and it has continued to improve in the three years that we have used it.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 26, 2016

Hi Jody!
Thank you for your review of LifeCubby!
Check your device settings for spell check options.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
614-423-7815

Great Tool!

Dec 06, 2016
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: It's easy to use, love that I can take the pictures and send them immediately to the parents, I can do the assessment for each child, I can register daily when they sleep and eat. I have preschoolers.

Cons: What I don't like about the software is that when I want to use a lesson plan from last year I can't do it fast, I have to go back day by day until I get to the lesson plan that I need from last year. Also if there is an attachment to the lesson plan I can't get it directly from the lesson plan I have to get out of the lesson plan and go to the main menu. That is a waste of time.

Overall: Life Cubby is a great tool to comunicate daily with the parents, a great way to send pictures and any information the teacher or parent might have about their child. Love it.

Recommendations to other buyers: No, everything else is great for me.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 07, 2016

Thank you Sandra for your review of LifeCubby. The Lesson Planning form is getting updates in 2017! Please feel free to send us suggestions to contact@lifecubby.me.
If you have questions, please call us at 614-423-7815.

Easy to use, lots of useful features

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Over the past few years, the software has drastically improved and is still evolving. Teachers can send messages directly to the parents and vice versa. The admin has many different ways of communicating with parents and staff. Also being able to edit incident reports as an admin is a great feature. Sometimes staff doesn't have the time to correct spelling errors, but you want to make sure it's correct before the parents see them. Previously, we had to delete them and re-write them, now, we have the option to edit them. Also, customer service is superb!! They will resolve any issue as quickly as they can. They will also take any suggestions into consideration.

Cons: Honestly, at this point in time, I cannot think for anything that I do not like. Most everything has been resolved in the past few months.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on May 14, 2018

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Romona!

Basic Sharing with Clunky Operations

Aug 15, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: 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.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 16, 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!

I love using lifecubby

Jul 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: 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.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on July 16, 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.

I would like to see some changes with the app for the parents and also the staff within our facility

Oct 18, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that the parents are able to access this throughout the day.

Cons: I wish it was more functional, for someone that is not used to using it.

Overall: We love the app, we just wish that the app had more to offer and was easier to use for our staff. Some parents are also having a hard time when we message them and they are not getting a notification that we have sent them a note. I would also like to see that the parents are being notified when their is an update available for them to upgrade. We have also seen that when a child is transferred to another room that the information that is placed in the new room is not transferrable to the other room. I would also like to see an easy parent check in. This way we get all the information that is needed, but the parents are able to do this with ease. Customer service is always willing to help and if they don't have the answer, they are quick to respond with one the next day in resolving the problem.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 24, 2016

Hi Ashley,
Thank you for your review of LifeCubby.
There are updates for the app coming out soon! Please contact the office to go over some of your concerns listed. There is an easier parent check in, all data moves with the child and should not be "lost".
We would be happy to clarify above and any other questions. 614-423-7815

Way better than trying to keep up with paper!

Apr 05, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The vast amount of information available to parents and teachers. It makes the transition between teachers from opener to closer easier, as all the child's info is on the daily sheet.

Cons: It seems to crash more than we expected, even with updates. We simply uninstall/reinstall but still :)

Overall: LifeCubby is basically all that we do in one place: Newsletters, menus, daily sheets, incident reports, behavioral logs, assessments, photos ETC! Whenever a meeting is necessary we are able to pull reports and assessments for a specific child for the parents. One time the internet was down and we steamed their photo portal of all our observations on the log-in screen instead :). There is a youtube channel to learn more or train new employees! I recently saw new report options (such as specific incidents, which teacher posted which observations) so I am happy with that. One thing I recommend is changing the post time from "1 hour ago" to a specific time (3:00PM). I love how you can customize each teacher's login information to fit their needs. In order to make sure the kids still get proper supervision, we put a rule in place that photos can be taken throughout the day and only uploaded into an observation during nap time, since that seems to take a bit longer.

Recommendations to other buyers: We recommend going through the training because there are a few tips and tricks that you may miss out on if you don't!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on April 07, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Emily!

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.

Teacher and Parent View of Lifecubby

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Everything is always right at my fingertips. I can enter all of my student's information right from the app, as well as edit most of the information I enter on a daily basis. I am also able to email my daughters teachers instantly through the family app and not have to worry about interrupting their class time with a phone call.

Cons: As an educator, my only downfall with this software is not being able to input my lesson plans right from the app. I need to enter the website portion to do this. Likewise, I do not believe many of the assessment questions for my age group are age appropriate. For example, why does an 18-month-old child need to know how to jump on one foot? My 3-year-old nephew is just learning to do this!

Overall: As an educator, I use lifecubby daily. Between uploading lesson plans, emailing parents, and updating a child's activity throughout the day. With this being said, lifecubby is very easy to utilize and a great resource. The only downside I see with the app is the assessment sections. While I enjoy being able to assess my students on the app, I do not believe they are age appropriate. Likewise, I feel as though they should offer more options for answers.

On the other hand, as a parent, I also feel as though lifecubby is a very valuable tool. Before lifecubby, I would have to remember to take home a paper sheet telling me about my daughters day with very little information. Now, especially since my daughter is 5, I can listen to what she tells me about her day at school and then check on lifecubby for references on what she means was "the best book or toy in the world!" Everything I need is always right at my fingertips with lifecubby, and if I need to email the teacher for any reason while at work, I can do so easily without having to make that extra call and interrupt their day. Such a great tool on both ends!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 10, 2016

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Alexandria!
Lesson planning on the app is coming soon!

Lifecubby Review

Oct 25, 2016
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: Record keeping and assessments filed.

Cons: If I forget to check out it is not recorded anyways. I can't go into my children's files over the weekend when there is no one signed in.

Overall: This program is a great help for me to keep paper shuffling to a minimum. It is just over one year since I began using this program. Life Cubby is one of my best t decision ever! My clients love it as well. I share pictures almost everyday depicting the children's learning and activities. The Parents are able to create more conversations with their child about what they did while at school. I personally use the assessments daily so I can create the best curriculum and environment to meet each child's developmental needs. This keeps me accountable.

Recommendations to other buyers: It has improved so much since I began using it, that I can't imagine using any other program. I push this program all the time.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 26, 2016

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby! Please contact the office and we would be happy to talk to you about accessing files over the weekend.
You can always go into the admin panel on the website. You can use LifeCubby Classroom App to do observations when children are not checked in for the day. Office number is 614-423-7815.

Great program, but could use some improvements

Oct 18, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The parents being able to receive the daily sheet via email. Also, being able to see who is all here from my office and being able to keep an eye on ratio.

Cons: If the parent does not have an email address then we can not have them listed or if a grandparent is the one who picks up often they can not be listed on there without us adding them with an email address.

Overall: This has been a really great program for our center. There are some concerns that we have in regards to the program though. We have some parents that pick up but they do not have an email address or a grandparent is picking up and it requires our staff to take the time to input the name of the person that is picking up verse just being able to click on the person's name. Also, if something needs edited it takes extra time for the teacher to have to log into the website to correct it or to have the administrator correct it instead of being able to just do it from the app. An example of this is if we are previously checking in a child and it is accidently marked as pm verse am then we have to log in to the website to be able to correct this. Other than that this has been a really great program.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 21, 2016

Thank you Melinda for your LifeCubby review.
Also, thank you for your feedback. Being able to add pick up adults without email addresses is on the future development list!

LifeCubby-Pre-K Experience

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to communicate with parents so easily and many at a time.

Cons: The glitches such as it shutting down or restarting when I am trying to select icons within the app.

Overall: Overall LifeCubby has been a great resource for our classroom. I love the ability to communicate with parents at the touch of a finger and the observation tool is great for allowing parents to have an insight to our day and why we do what we do. The daily sheet that is compiled at the end of each child's day is great for sparking conversation at home; especially when most children say they do nothing at home. I have noted some minor flaws as well. For instance, when taking children to an activity or returning them, teachers cannot be moved with the class. There used to be a way to do this but I see it was taken away. This is an issue for use because our wifi doesn't always reach all parts of our school yard and while I'm waiting for it to reconnect, I have the system saying there are 12 children in a play yard with no teacher. I'm sure you can see how this would be problematic. Also, when linking observations as evidence, you can only select one category for the observation to fall under at a time. Most lessons/experiences aren't meant to fall under many skills and it makes it difficult/time-consuming to have to individually mark them all one at a time.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 10, 2016

Than k you for your review of LifeCubby Chloe.

LifeCubby has many strengths!

Oct 18, 2016
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: Communication with Parents, and enhanced parent experience, easier teacher portfolios, and a reduction of paperwork.

Cons: We cant really use it for accurate check in/check out counts which we had hoped to do. It's too easy to make a mistake.

Also, there are still some inconsistencies and bugs being worked out, but I am confident this is only short-term as they are diligently working on issues.

Overall: About five months ago we started using LifeCubby to both enhance our parent interaction and to make things easier on teachers. We were able to quickly move to paperless daily sheets, which is a big plus. In addition, parents are able to have a snapshot into their child's day on a real time basis. Most of our parents really appreciate the photos of their child engaging in activities and enjoying the day. In addition, it has made our portfolios much easier.

While this has been a good tool for us, there are some bugs and inconsistencies between the app and the website login. They are still working out some of these issues, but have very strong customers service and really do address issues as they come up.

Overall, I recommend this software as a tool. It has enhanced our family experience and eased some of the work our teachers need to do.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's great for many things. However, as it currently stands as of October 2016, it can't substitute for sign in/sign out sheets or accurate records of child/teacher ratios. I hope this changes.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 21, 2016

Hi Chris!
Thank you for taking the time to review LifeCubby!
Please contact the office and we can show you how you can use the APP for attendance and correct any errors you may have from checking kids out earlier or later than real time. Additional editing features are rolling out soon on the APP!

Love the tuition tracking, checking in/out features, wish I was utilizing more features

Jul 25, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: tuition management and documentation for students (signing in/out, daily sheets, observations). I like that information gets pushed directly to parents phone. I also love the lesson planning feature and this is utilized well in our program.

Cons: I would like to use more features, especially for financial tracking, etc. but I can't figure it out on my own or with tutorials and don't want to pay the fee for personal instructor. Also, big jump in price from 30-60 cubbies, when I only use about 35

Overall: tuition tracking and maintenance, lesson planning ease, communication with parents

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on July 25, 2017

Thank you Lynn for your review of LifeCubby. Tuition tracker will be online soon and there is a FREE webinar on 8/9 at 1:00 EST. Here is the link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/074db4edf4b8244e66858a512be5123a. If you cannot attend the webinar, sign up and then you will get the recorded version when it is complete.
We never charge for training. If you ever have a question, please call us at the office at 614-423-7815.

Daily use during the week with lifecubby has made my work more professional

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Life Cubby allows me to be in touch with the parents of the children in my class on a daily basis. It records all activities during the day and keeps the parents informed. From clocking the children in in the morning to recording meals, naptimes and any other information that is relevant. It allows the parents to message back to us anything that they would like us to know as well as me being able to message the parents, including pictures of their children or even to inform them that they are short on diapers or spare clothes, etc. Life Cubby is easy to use and to navigate around the system. Nothing but great things from the parents too!

Overall: Keeping the parents of the children in my class informed of how their day is going.... that's priceless! Once you get used to it, Life Cubby is new and innovative. It was frustrating in the beginning trying to figure out all the great information that can be shared. Once I figured it out, I got more confident and it has become an invaluable tool for my profession.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on February 08, 2018

Thank you Mary for your review of LifeCubby! We are so glad that you feel LifeCubby is an invaluable tool!

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.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 07, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Mary!

AWESOME PRODUCT

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use tap and select format.

Cons: N/A

Overall: Life Cubby is a wonderful service tool that manages communication between parents and teachers. It enables teachers to log every detail of child care and training in an easy to use touch screen format using a treasury of well organized icons under each child's picture image. Parents also have the image of their child(ren) that they tap and select from their account wherever they access the internet. They use their account to send and respond to email from the child's teacher at anytime. This level of direct access gives parents more control over events occurring with their children under the care of instructors, and gives teachers more responsive communication with parents for both recurring and non recurring needs of the child. In my opinion, Life Cubby is the wave of the future and should be in every school's wish list.

Recommendations to other buyers: Not at this time

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 08, 2016

Thank you Phyllis for your review of LifeCubby!

Great parent communication tool!

Dec 06, 2016
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: Messaging function to communicate directly with parents, daily photos, batch posting to children's portfolios or daily sheets, batch email function to send emails to all parents and staff at once

Cons: Doesn't allow for hourly headcounts... yet.

Overall: LifeCubby has been a great addition to our program. It saves us both time and money in creating daily sheets and portfolios for our children. We no longer have to purchase reams and reams of paper and ink or spend hours hand-writing every individual daily sheet. Using LifeCubby we can batch post classroom observations or meal times to all children in the class at once. The parents absolutely LOVE the daily pictures that we put in their child's portfolio. We also love to use the "messages" function for teachers to communicate directly to the parents without having to get to a phone or leave the classroom. LifeCubby customer support is amazing! Anytime we call for help we immediately are able to speak with someone who is able to resolve the problem quickly.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 06, 2016

Erin,
Thank you for your review of LifeCubby!

Easy to use as paperless observation, lesson plan, assessment resource

Aug 01, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like being able to check off sometimes rather than free writing. The program offers both in assessments and observations.

Cons: The font when the lesson plan prints. It is too small. Can't change it because I don't have write access for pdfs. Sometimes i wish lesson plan was set up differently like more intuitive. It is a standard setup with a place for goals, standards and schedule which is good. Perhaps my group needs to revisit customizing template for lesson plan. I wish I could process the information like MS word program adding bullets and different fonts and things but it is fine for storing lesson plan. Just hard to read.

Overall: Online ability to document lesson plans, assessments, and observations

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 02, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Juliann.

I have used it for 2 years as a parent and recently as a teacher.

Feb 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that you can send it directly to parents in real time. I also like that the parents can leave comments. I like that I can upload pictures of the day to the parents also.

Cons: I wish you could upload more pictures at once, also to be able to print pictures and entries like a diary to keep from that year. I also wish the goals and objectives were more detailed

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on February 02, 2018

Thank you Amber for your review of LifeCubby.
You can print out the observations from the website. There is a PDF button in the upper right hand corner of the observation. As for goals and objectives, there is a section called "Custom Tags". This allows the LifeCubby user to customize LC to fit their program needs. Many schools use Custom Tags for QRIS standards, Accreditation standards, state standards, or to match a curriculum they are using. If you have any questions, please contact the office and we would be happy to walk your administrator on how to set custom tags for your program. 614-423-7815 or contact@lifecubby.me

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
Value for Money
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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.

Vendor Response

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

Life Cubby

Oct 20, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User Friendly

App or Computer use

Messaging parents

Easy input

Great customer service

Cons: Unable to see full length of typing in "Today We" section or messaging on the. Scrolling through is difficult

Cannot backdate times (for instance if we forgot to put in that we went outside at 10, we are unable to log it if it is past the time)

Overall: We have LifeCubby for our center and have a great experience with it! While it took a while to get used to (moving from paper documents to all tech) we are able to communicate easier with parents and have a real time tracker for our kiddos. Customer Support has by far been the best with quick turn around time when I have had questions and extremely friendly. We are very happy with LifeCubby!

Recommendations to other buyers: Would like a few more options on the app such as the calendar

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 24, 2016

Thank you Jenn for your review of LifeCubby!

Love It and so do our parents!

Apr 04, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: easy to use

lines up with NAEYC

parents can communicate with teachers and vice versa

Cons: We cannot seem to get the old teacher's name off of the signed part of the page even after she is archived and a new teacher is logged in. We have called about it before but no one could figure out the problem and thought it was a glitch that needed to be worked on?

Overall: Our parents love life cubby and so do we. The only thing I would say is that when a teacher leaves and a new teacher comes in the name when signing at the end of the day is always the previous teacher even after the old teacher is archived and the new teacher is logged in. Please let me know how we can fix this if possible.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on April 04, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby. Please call the office and we will look into the teacher who is appearing on your APP. 614-423-7815.

Both of my kids are in a daycare that use LifeCubby

Mar 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is so convenient to have all the information I need for my little ones in one place on LifeCubby. My daughters teacher has recently started using the Lesson Plans feature and so neat to see what she's doing for the week so I can ask her about it. Getting to explore the different tabs for everything is actually kind of fun for me!

Cons: Almost everything about LifeCubby is great. If I were to change one thing, or improve upon it, it would be on the notifications within the app. I got a notification that my son had a "directors message" which was noted on his photo by an exclamation point. I have read the message and opened it multiple times, however, the exclamation point remains. This keeps making me think there is a new message when there's not. I'm sure this is just a little bug that can be easily fixed.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on March 27, 2018

Thank you Ashley for your review of LifeCubby. The explanation point will remain for 24 hours. However, the color should change from purple to gray once the message has been read. If it turns purple again, then you have a new message.

I'm Not a Fan

Dec 12, 2016
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like all of the features and the many easy drops down boxes when my day is very busy.

Cons: I listed a few cons in my original space: crashing, needs an auto save (draft), printable page, tracker in other rooms, check in and out in other rooms

Overall: the app crashes a lot when I click specific things, and it doesn't automatically save what I was working on to a draft or anything. It's terribly frustrating that if I accidentally click somewhere else my whole observation goes away. Please save automatically to a draft feature or something so this doesn't continue to happen. Also, fix the crashing bugs, please. It would also be nice if we could print these for some parents or have an alternative paper because some of my parents have trouble with the internet and by the end of the day I forget to remind them of the things I posted in the morning. I also need other rooms to be able to check in my children in because I have to get everyone checked in and breakfast posted as soon as I get my children to my room, and it's creating a hassle. You should also be able to use the tracker and pull children from other rooms into yours in case another teacher has to leave early and doesn't get a chance.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 16, 2016

Thank you Allie for your review of LifeCubby.

Life Cubby makes our lives so simple and yet complete!

Oct 29, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The many facets of uses during our daily routines. Such as, a form of communication with our families and opportunity to send photos and notes throughout the day as well as use it as a tool for assessing our children.

Cons: Just frustrating when they system is down.

Overall: We use Life Cubby as a communication tool, an assessment tool, a camera, a way to share all pertinent information with our families each and every day. it works great for us and is one of the best tools we have and has saved countless trees and hours of paperwork!

Recommendations to other buyers: Use it. It is first class and the support on the other side of the line is amazing!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on November 03, 2016

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby! System outages are very rare. Please contact us is you are having connectivity issues and we would be glad to help troubleshoot your account. 614-423-7815

We love it

Jul 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

Overall: 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.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on July 13, 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.

LifeCubby Review

Oct 18, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use, communication tools, being able to provide all the information to our parents using the app. Our information about the center is at the customers fingertips

Cons: There are applications that aren't ready yet and our parents are confused and upset with us that we are not uploading information

Overall: Our Daycare Center has been using lifecubby for over 3 years now and we absolutely love it. It is a great tool to use in aiding communication with parents, posting information for our whole center to see. We really like using the daily sheets and the assessment tools that are included in the software program. The ease of use for our teachers makes this a worthwhile addition to our Daycare Center

Recommendations to other buyers: don't post apps that aren't ready

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 21, 2016

Hi Melissa!
Thank you for your review of LifeCubby!

Lifecubby changes to meet needs

Oct 19, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Quick Check-Ins

Parents can see what is happening during their child's day

Being able to take pics and share with parents

Cons: Sometimes the software is temperamental. It won't record a childs "start" or "end" nap time.

If I don't like a picture and X out of it, I have to start over instead of just being able to take a new pic.

Overall: We have been using Lifecubby for about two years. Prior to Lifecubby we tried several alternative applications. None of them had the features and functionality as well as a reasonable cost. Other companies charge per child, making it expensive, and charge for customer support or just to train you on the program. In short, Lifecubby does more for less and is more supportive and appreciative of it's customers!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 21, 2016

Thank you Michelle for your review of LifeCubby!

Enjoying this Software

Oct 20, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The convenience of sharing information with the families.

Having everything in one place.

Cons: My teachers having issues being able to get everything filled out.

Overall: I do enjoy this program. I love that I can have all information in one location and the parents have access to see what their child did each day so that the teachers do not have to spend so much time with each parent at end of day and not be focusing on the classroom. However, I have difficulty with the teachers being able to keep up with filling in the information. I feel it is pretty user friendly, but think maybe there can be a quicker alternative to some topics. (I do not have a solution.)

Recommendations to other buyers: I would like to see different options when you click on the photo icon. I do not like that there is only the observation option. we use photos for so much more than an observation.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 24, 2016

Thank you Anissa for your review of LifeCubby!
Learning a new system can have its challenges, but as they use it more and more, it will go faster!!

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User friendly, efficient and immediate communication

May 09, 2018
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: 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.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on May 14, 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

Life with LifeCubby

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease.

Cons: Not having time to explore and learn software. Not confident in computer skills.

Overall: Over a year ago we were given a new mandate - to use LifeCubby for all written communication with parents as well as use for Lesson planning and evaluations. Not being computer savvy, I looked at this as a burden. It has taken some time and adjustments, and with lots of learning still to do, I've started to appreciate the convenience of this program. The ease of attendance, sharing pictures and events with parents and being able to look at previous years lessons plans has made the paperwork part of teaching easier. Evaluations, adjusting lesson plans and working between the app and the web are still difficult. Given the time restrictions at the school, it's hard to get together as a staff to iron out the problems we are having individually or as a group. Slowly, but surely, I believe LifeCubby will be a great tool to make communication and classroom management easier.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 10, 2016

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby.

Life Cubby has simplified our parent communication in countless ways.

Jul 25, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software speaks 'our terms' and we do not have to start from the beginning when sharing information with our families, doing observations, noting significant events or getting forms and information out to the families we serve.

Cons: So far we have been pleased. We have seen Life Cubby grow right along with the children in our care. It seems as if almost weekly they are updating the software. I really can't think of any cons at this point. The only ones mentioned by my colleagues is the cost, which I see as a savings in paper and time. They just have to try it and they will buy it!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on July 25, 2017

Thank you Bren for your review of LifeCubby!

Stellar Performance

Dec 06, 2016
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: Accessibility is easy. Can upload observations quickly . Can easily answer questions from parents.

Cons: The newsletter doesn't show up on the cubby hub.

Overall: This is a good system to have to keep parents informed. We as teachers can upload the events as they happen and parents can see what their children are doing. It's easy use for teachers. It only takes a few minutes to add an observation.

Recommendations to other buyers: It cuts down on the amount of time I to write an individual care sheet per child. I can put in breakfast /lunch for all children, bathroom/diaper changes, nap schedule, and drop/pick up.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 07, 2016

Thank you Tamika for your review of LifeCubby. To see Daily sheets in Cubby Hub, use the filter button and choose newsletters.
If you have any questions, please call us at 614-423-7815.

Overall we have been pleased with the software. It took our parent engagement to a whole new level.

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of parent communication! The best though as a center director who requires teachers to complete a certain number of child observations each week, it was much easier to track both the quantity and quality of these observations, which made it easier to coach those with issues.

Cons: The server has had some glitches in the past. The worst was the day prior to our accreditation visit, but Life Cubby worked tirelessly and all our data was available to the assessor on the day of the visit. It also doesn't "talk" to other software which would be convenient.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on January 15, 2018

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Sarah!

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
Value for Money
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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.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 02, 2017

Thank you Coryn for your review of LifeCubby!

Life Cubby review

Oct 18, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is very user friendly and the families enjoy seeing the pictures and getting updates about their child's day.

Cons: Sometimes there are glitches in the system

Overall: We enjoy using Life Cubby and the families really like it as well. It is easy and user friendly for all. The app and the website have great features. Some of the drawbacks we have found are that when the site is updated, we are unable to find things the next time we log in and usually contact customer service. All of the customer service we have gotten has been helpful and they are friendly. They have even come out to our sites for assistance when needed.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 21, 2016

Hi Tonia!
We appreciate your review of LifeCubby! We love to hear that you and your families are find it user friendly!

Professional and easy to use

Oct 18, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Comments: When potential clients come in for a tour and see the Life Cubby flier in our portfolio their eyes light up. It really makes us stands us out as a family day care and puts us on the cutting edge. The app looks professional and clean and it's easy to use. My family day care parents love the app and how it's free for them.

It makes it so easy document things and to maintain a clear communication with clients. There is no miscommunication or excuses of "But I didn't know". In the mist of a busy day I can quickly click a few times to remind a parent to send supplies, or send a mass email. The health check option is great to keep track of a child's health progress. Once I had to send my personal cell phone to the shop for repairs for a whole day. Luckily I have use a spare cell phone for my daycare apps and thanks to Lifecubby I was able to stay connected with my clients.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 24, 2016

Thank you Sylvia for your review of LifeCubby! We are so happy you and your families feel more connected!

We enjoy LifeCubby when it is not experiencing problems uploading pictures

Aug 01, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The parent App, the ability to track the milestones (the developmental categories). It makes communicating with parents much easier.

Cons: Uploading pictures, Archived Students, and there always seems to be issues with it being "down". It times out to quickly and does not save your work. It does not default to your classroom when you are logged in. It should also default to normal stool when entering a BM during potty/diaper changes.

Overall: Ease of communication!!!!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 01, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Deirdre. Please contact the office to discuss your challenges. The system is not down and we would like to help you troubleshoot. 614-423-7815.

Overall, a great service!

Dec 20, 2016
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: The ability to easily communicate information to parents.

Cons: Within the assessments, linking observations to each category (if I didn't have time to link them at the time of posting the observation) can be a very tedious process. I'd like to see some improvements on filtering the observations within the assessment tool.

Overall: Overall, LifeCubby is a wonderful tool for parent communication, daily sheet tracking, and assessments. The ability to link observations as you go to the Vine progress assessments is super helpful! Every once in a while, I'll come across something that is frustrating/not as intuitive as I'd like it to be. However, in all my experience with customer support, they have been very helpful in either providing solutions or taking suggestions for future improvements.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 21, 2016

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Julie. I will pass on your feedback to the development team.

LifeCubby is a great fit for our small school. Great tool for communication with our parents!

Jul 27, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We love the real time information provided for our parents - especially of the littles re: diapers, naps, etc. For our older kiddos, the quick checklists for observations is wonderful. Another plus is being able to quickly pull up last year's lesson plans has been invaluable for current year planning. The parents love being able to see pictures of the activities their children come home talking about.

Cons: Because we are a small school, I would have to say that I wish there was a smaller tier of payment / # of students option instead of having to jump from 15 to 30 kiddos when we've only needed 17 or 18 kiddos at most.

Overall: Real time communication with parents / quick observations with pics and activity purposes, etc.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on July 27, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Desiree!

Using LifeCubby for a large center

Mar 29, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Parent's ability to see pictures and follow their child's progress

Cons: Would like to see some additional features added and sometimes, the functionality isn't the best

Overall: We have been using LifeCubby for the last few years for children 6 weeks up to 12 years of age. Our parents value the information they receive each day on their child's activities and especially love the pictures we post each day! LifeCubby has been a great addition to our program and I am excited to see all of the improvements and new programs they will add in the future!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on March 30, 2017

Thank you Kathleen for your review of LifeCubby. Have you shared your wish list with us? We would love to hear! Either call the office 614-423-7815 or contact@lifecubby.me.

Lifecubby is great

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that it has been adapted so we can choose the Indiana Foundation that correlates to our observation.

Cons: The length of the videos we are able to upload are often not long enough to communicate the action accurately.

Overall: I use Lifecubby to communicate daily with our parents. We also us it as online portfolio with our daily observations. We use these observations to guide our curriculum and to aid in assessments. I do wish it featured text messaging communication option.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would love this to have the capability to send text messages.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 07, 2016

Thank you Marti for your review. The app does have messaging directly to the parents LifeCubby accounts. If you have any questions, please call 614-423-7815.

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
Value for Money
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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.

Vendor Response

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.

Life Cubby

Oct 18, 2016
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: easy to use and I can use my phone, iPad or computer to access the same info

Cons: occasionally on the computer it will not connect correctly to the server and I have to re-enter some info. But it's been diaper changes or nap times - nothing big like assessments.

Overall: I'm very stratified with my life cubby subscription. It allows me to track child progress and at the same time share that info with parents. I'm able to do a daily sheet all on the app and parents then can check the app whenever they want. I love that it also keeps previous daily sheets. So if there is a medical issue, the parent has documentation right there on their phones. I've had a few glitches, but nothing more that learning a new program. The IT people were very helpful.

Recommendations to other buyers: Really just try it. I have looked around and have not found as good a value for the money.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 21, 2016

Hi Jen!
Thank you for your LifeCubby review!

I love LifeCubby

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That everything from attendance to progress reports is together in one place

Cons: That parents and teachers can't text within the app

Overall: LifeCubby has made it so much easier to communicate with parents and their feedback about receiving updates and pictures throughout the day has been wonderful. With the exception of occasional glitches, the transition from paper communication to LifeCubby has been very smooth and has streamlined much about our parent communication.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 06, 2016

Thank you for your review Manisha. You can use instant messaging between parents and staff in the app. Call the office if you need a demonstration or head the the HELP menu on the web. You can log in using your classroom log in credentials. 614-423-7815

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!

For the most part the program is useful and easy to use.

Jul 25, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the updates parents get throughout the day. I like the pictures parents get throughout the day.

Cons: To enter in new children and staff the process takes too long. There should be a quick access button so you can just click add student or staff. I also wish you can enter more than one student at a time especially for families with more than one child. It's not updating pictures to approve and sent to parents without clicking a button, it used to automatically come through.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on July 25, 2017

Thank you Megan for your review of LifeCubby. We appreciate your feedback and I will forward on to the development team.

LifeCubby Experience

Oct 18, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Great program-great price and very helpful staff to work with.

Cons: Sometimes, we have glitches but those have been worked through as they come up quickly.

Overall: I was so excited to find LifeCubby at a conference I was attending in Orlando-I almost walked past without stopping, but I am so happy I stopped! Sue and her staff have been great to work with and she has taken some of our suggestions and developed them which has been amazing! I recommend LifeCubby to everyone I know and my parents love it!

Recommendations to other buyers: Great software and product and the staff at LifeCubby is awesome to work with!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 21, 2016

Thank you Pesh Kathleen for your review! We appreciate your kind words about our staff! They are the best!

Life Cubby A Memorable Moment

Dec 15, 2016
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: The different areas that relate to the parents about their child's day and the tracking of the children upon arrival and leaving. It also has educational downloads for the children also the camera which allows us to take and send memories to the parents the whole system is Awesome.

Cons: need to be able to download more educational ideas for the children.

Overall: I have experienced 3 years with lifecubby it is an awesome app for the parent, teacher. and child and I really enjoy it I am able to communicate with the parent while caring for their child.

Recommendations to other buyers: not at this time.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 16, 2016

Thank you Barbara for your review of LifeCubby!

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

Aug 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: 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.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on September 03, 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.

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.

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
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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.

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Good but frustrating navigation.

Jan 18, 2018
3/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very useful and has some nice features for communicating with my child's daycare. They often use it to share photos throughout the day which is great. The emails contain links directly to the photos with descriptions. Nice!

Cons: It is definitely hard to navigate. My son has been at two different daycares which both used LifeCubby. In both instances, using LifeCubby has been frustrating to use. A number of times I've gotten alerts for things that direct me to LifeCubby where it will take me many attempts to figure out exactly where to find what the notification is for. These can be extremely anxious moments since any ambiguous "alert" makes you wonder if something serious has happened and you're rushing to find out what it is!

Overall: It's a useful tool for communicating with my child's daycare. However, it needs some improvements in the end-user navigation interface. It can be confusing and unintuitive sometimes.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on January 19, 2018

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby. Alert notifications will specify what kind of Alert it is...Observation, Teacher Message, etc. If you have questions, please call the office at 614-423-7815 or contact@lifecubby.me

Great idea but functionality needs improvement

Dec 06, 2016
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: The ability to check children in and out and note their nap times which is important for parents to know.

Cons: Functionality and its lack of being user-friendly

Overall: I use Life Cubby at my Early Learning Center that I work at and at first, I was impressed that we could upload potty schedules, meals, and snacks, data and pictures from the day, along with maps and many other important things that are pertinent for parents to be made aware of with their children. But, the functionality of Life Cubby was not where it needs to be to suit educators who are keeping track of so many children. I think access shortcuts would be extremely helpful because let's be honest taking care of small children, no one has enough time in the day to keep up with all of the expectations.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 06, 2016

Thank you Casey for your review of LifeCubby. There are updates coming to the app very soon!

Great tool for a fair price

Oct 18, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The price!! I feel that your software is affordable for us.

I like sending pictures to the families throughout the day. I like the app for the parents too.

Cons: I do not like that when you touch the child's name to add something (snack, diaper, nap) it is VERY difficult to see if you tapped their name. Often times I almost log the child out for the day because I thought I tapped their picture/name but didn't.

Overall: We use the LifeCubby app for our childcare ministry. I have gotten great feedback from parents on the app on their phone. The parents can look at their child's progress throughout the day on this app.

I love that we can enter all of the information throughout the day and it saves for when our consultant come out for our yearly inspection. We were writing daily reports 2 times daily in order to save money and the hassle of photocopying these sheets every day.

Recommendations to other buyers: Give it a try because you will be impressed!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 21, 2016

Hello Emily,
We appreciate that you took the time to review LifeCubby!

Life Cubbby

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the in the moment updates for parents!

Cons: The system seems to be slow more often than not. When you are inputting several different meals and bottles. Most updates result in trouble restarting.

Overall: My classroom was the first in our center to use Life Cubby. It has been a great tool for us to have open communication with our parents daily! Families love seeing pictures and getting updates especially if drop off was hard! I prefer the web version over the app for most functions simply because you can edit more on the web than the app.

Recommendations to other buyers: Find a system that works and stop changing it please

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 10, 2016

Thank you Tonya for reviewing LifeCubby!

Great features, could be more user friendly

Jan 13, 2017
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The morning checkin is my favorite feature. I have one screen that I plop all of the necessary information in and hit send. It makes my morning easier not having to make several entries for diaper, sunscreen, bottle, notes, etc.

Cons: The daily sheets are where my son's teacher enters the day's activities, so it is the most informative area, yet it's so hidden. It's also super hard to read the flow of the day because you have to piece together an entry from potty time, then bottle time, then nap, and back together. I would love a "timeline" view where entries are ordered based on when they occurred vs. category.

Overall: I've used similar apps in the past and do love Life Cubby; especially the prompted Morning Checkin feature. However, the usability isn't a streamlined as it could be. The app and website are not intuitive, but after a quick tutorial from my son's teacher, I picked it up quickly. My one wish is that the daily sheet showed up as a streamed timeline for all entries vs. breaking up naps, diapers, bottles, etc.

Recommendations to other buyers: For the daily sheet, make it pretty! Put some icons in there to indicate the category of entry, put a hierarchy to the time, detail, and who entered it. This is one of the more informative apps, but not the most user friendly.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on January 13, 2017

Thank you for your review and feedback of the LifeCubby App. We will pass this on to the development team.

LifeCubby's Versatility

Apr 04, 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: All the different features it has.

Cons: I wish there was a standardized training for new employees on how to use it.

Overall: We love showing off the LifeCubby app when giving tours of our center. It is a real selling point for prospective new families when they see how easily they can stay in communication with their child's teachers. It's great that we can use it for so many things from posting menus, to lesson planning, to assessments and observations to attendance. We are thankful to have this handy technology feature available to us.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on April 04, 2017

Thank you Annette for your review of LifeCubby! Coming soon will be a video for new staff on how to use LifeCubby!

Extremely helpful to take part in my little one's day

May 23, 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 use. The icons with both of my children help me to see both of their days. The option of sending a message is helpful. Absolutely love any pictures that are included!

Cons: Listing on main page uses large icons. May be more visibly attractive and functional to have more of a list view as opposed to the large tiles. Would be able to view multiple days/lists in one screen without scrolling. Also if I could have one email with both of my girls summary of the day that would be helpful.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on May 24, 2017

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Sarah!

Love it...it is a great communication tool!

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, communication features

Cons: The amount of time it crashes and stops "responding"

Overall: Since my program started using LifeCubby my job as a classroom Pre K teacher has gotten so much more efficient. Communication with the parents is much easier and more timely through the daily sheets, the message options and the ability to send a class note with the tap on the screen. It also serves as a great record keeper as go what is happening in the classroom and the progress bring made by each student.

Recommendations to other buyers: When it crashes or stops responding the simplest fix is to simply restart your device and refresh your login

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 06, 2016

Thank you Theresa for your review of LifeCubby.
Please check your device and app to make sure you have the latest versions of app and operating systems. The app "crashing" is not a typical problem. Call if you have any questions. 614-423-7815

Keep It All Together With Life Cubby

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Staying organized with goals and assessments. Documentation is kept in one place.

Cons: My computer and phone do not always work well together.

Overall: This program has made my job busier but less paperwork to keep track of. The parents enjoy receiving current information and assessments of their child's well being each day. It has helped me to remember things such as Extra Clothes, Diapers and Wipes. It is always good that a parent knows what the child has done during their absence. I have told many providers about this program and will continue to do so.

Recommendations to other buyers: The team has been very supportive with any questions I have asked and has replied quickly. I love the training workshops! Web based learning is so good for me and a great use of my time.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 06, 2016

Thank you Jan for your review of LifeCubby!! We are glad you are attending the online workshops!

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.

great program for childcare centers

Oct 20, 2016
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: It is paperless and the information can be accessed anytime by staff members and parents.

Cons: it can be used only with wifi so if there are any internet issues, the program cannot be used.

Overall: We use Lifecubby at our center and our parents really enjoy it! They receive information through the day on their smart phone or their computer. They can communicate directly with our staff members.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 24, 2016

Thank you Rodica for your review of LifeCubby. If your wifi is down, the App will still hold the data and when it reconnects to the wifi, the data will be uploaded. Please contact the office if you have any questions. 614-723-7815

Overall a great tool for tracking attendance and daily activities.

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Tracking students activities for the day (food/diapers/nap) and incident reports are handy and easily accessible. The ratio reports for students v. teachers is used frequently for scheduling adjustments.

Cons: Dashboard - It'd be nice to click on 'messages' to see what messages were sent/received.

Need to be able to link students to parents even if they aren't 'active' for future enrollments.

Overall: Parents really like the real-time updates for what their child(ren) is doing throughout the day, and the ability to direct message their teacher saves time as well. Observations are posted 3x/wk per child and parents look forward to that so they can see cute things their babe is doing throughout the week.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on January 15, 2018

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Kelsey. On the dashboard, you can click the message icon on the classrooms to see the messaging. Please call the office with help with linking parents. 614-423-7815 or contact@llifecubby.me

Works... sometimes

Jan 18, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the look of the app and the communication it allows from daycare to home as well as the lesson plan portion and the Vine assesments.

Cons: They take a very long time to solve technical issues if they ever do solve them, they have several items they show as available soon that hace been there, unusable, for more that 6 months, there is no time stamp to the communicated messages and no order to how they come across which makes communication difficult to follow

Overall: Ease of adding lesson plans, a good way to track children's progress, a good way to communicate with parents

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on January 22, 2018

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Jennifer.
If you are having challenges, please give us a call. We would be happy to talk about your review.
For example, there are time stamps on the messaging, and on the web, it does tell you where the messaging is originating from. Office number is 614-423-7815 or contact@lifecubby.me.

I use it for the majority of our daycare software needs

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I absolutely love the new ACH payment feature, I love that I can upload pics to each child's portfolio, that I can log assessments right into LifeCubby, Do our lesson planning, and post our Daycare's calendar for every parent to see.

Cons: There is not really a least favorite about LifeCubby. I am not sure if it is available yet, but would love to see a section for keeping track of the daycare's expenses for tax purposes. This system is so user frienedly

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on March 29, 2018

Thank you Amy for your review of LifeCubby!

Pretty simple to use.

Aug 01, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability to post observations for parents to view the things their children do through out the day.

Cons: Kinda tough to figure out how to communicate directly to the parents. Would be nice to be able to just select the parent and send a communication to.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on August 02, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby. To directly contact parents, you can use the messaging tool in the app by selecting a child or you can send a child note that will post to the child's daily sheet. All these tools are located in the app. If you have nay questions, please call the office 614-423-7815.

I use this program a parent and a teacher.

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love the ability to see my child's day as it is happening in real time. It gives me another mode of communication with the teachers. I also love the observations. It is handy to see all everything on the app on my phone.

Cons: I do not like the fact that I can not watch videos on my phone or online. I have to download each video to my computer. I would love to be able to do that. I just don't have time to do them on my computer at work.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on March 27, 2018

Thank you Tabi for your review of LifeCubby! Videos are tricky because it depends on the device doing the uploading and recording, as well as the device doing the viewing. We are aware of the challenges and are working to improve this function.

Looked all over for the best one stop solution....

Oct 25, 2016
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: Mobile, cost value, all inclusive (daily reports, observations, etc)

Cons: Occasional bugs (what we did today wouldnt let me type in the field for awhile, had to reinstall). A few things on the app are not on the website, or not in the same place and I haven't found.

Overall: I wanted a way to keep parents up to date on their child'a day, record observations as I step into the higher star rating steps of parent aware in MN and I wanted this available on my iPad, phone and Mac so no matter where I am I have quick access. I have had minor issues with the app, some features aren't in the same places on the app vs the website and I noticed I can't do all the same thing things as easily on the website vs the app. I have a keyboard on my iPad so this isn't a big deal for me. I love having access to all the resources, avoiding paper reports and avoiding excessive costs - this program is a great value!

One feature I would like is for parents to be notified when I do reports or any updates. I am family child care and am on my own, so depending on our day I don't always make entries, but try to communicate daily in either this app or text. Parents have told me they don't always remember to check the app and they don't get notifications.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2016

Hi Michelle!
Thank you for your review of LifeCubby!
There are upgrades to the website that are being developed and should launch soon. Thank you for your feedback!

Life Cubby

Oct 28, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use and able to get data shared with families.

Cons: I wish the food program tracking of meals was done in a format that is equivalent to the food program requirements for billing.

Overall: We love using Life Cubby at our facility it makes communication with families even easier. We are able to share pictures through a secure site so that families can see their precious loved ones through out the day without sacrificing security.

Recommendations to other buyers: I wish lesson plans were easier to modify and update.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 31, 2016

Thank you Sarah for your review of LifeCubby! Look for updates on reporting by the end of 2016!

Glad we switched to Life Cubby

Oct 18, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of sending out information, documenting observations, and daily communication.

Cons: The numerous emails that it sends in order to receive all of the information. It starts to look like its a lot of junk. Also I would like to be able to as a director using the website create and edit incident reports, and behavior logs.

Overall: Our parents are thrilled with the amount of information that is available to them via the app. We love the ease of clocking our children in and out.

Recommendations to other buyers: Thanks for your quick responses to any and all questions that we have.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 21, 2016

Thanks Tina for your review for LifeCubby.
The parents can choose how many emails they want to receive on their accounts. Updates to the website are coming soon for incident and behavior logs!

Communication and organization

Oct 24, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Documentation of what our school does in a visual way. Organizational tool. Documentations of the children's need being met.

Cons: Problems with it consistently working. Freezes often - needs to be shut down and restarted frequently.

Overall: Life Cubby is a great tool to connect parents to the school. It is also a great way to show parents what their children are learning. For administration it is a way to make sure teachers are meeting the needs! One of my favorite parts is being able to look at my attendance at the school for every moment!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 25, 2016

Thank you for your review LifeCubby! Please make sure that your operating software and the LifeCubby classroom APP are the most updated versions. If you have any questions, please give the office a call at 614-423-7815.

Amazing Product

Oct 20, 2016
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: Easy of use and ability to communicate quickly with families.

Cons: The constant updates confuse teachers and families and we have not been successful at sending group text messages.

Overall: Our school has been using LifeCubby for several years. Since implementing LifeCubby our parent participation and communication has drastically improved. We are able to communiate more effectively with active families. We are also thrilled thay we can share children's experiences with extended family members.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 24, 2016

Thank you Lindsey for your review of LifeCubby.
We appreciate your feedback.

Life Cubby from a teacher's perspective

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is customizable

Cons: It has issues at times with not logging children in or sometimes being down for a while after an update

Overall: As a teacher in a child care center I have found Lofe Cubby to be an amazing way to track children's daily routines and communicate with parents. Our parents love being able to log in at any time of day and see what their child has been doing. And they love seeing the photo observations. Any issues that we have had with the system have been resolved quickly and they have worked with us to customize the pages.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 06, 2016

Thank you Amber for your review of LifeCubby.

I have used the app to check in on updates or gain more information after an email push.

Jul 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: having both children within my account versus having to maintain separate log-ins for each. I like the sharing of images.

Cons: Once the app is downloaded, I would prefer push notifications from the app rather than the email notifications. OR, once the app is downloaded, the links from the email notifications should open the app rather than using the native browser. Right now, my UX is bit cumbersome because I'll get an email notification, see the link there to open it, but instead switch to the app and find the relative information manually within the app. Desired experience would be that the notification would come from and open the app w/o any email. Or the email notification would recognize I have the app downloaded and therefore deeplink me to the pertinent info within the app from the email link(s).

Overall: more frequent updates and native app experience versus antiquated processes.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on July 05, 2018

Jonathan,

Thank you for taking the time to review LifeCubby. We are happy to hear that you like being able to see both children when logged in. The app does provide push notifications for things such as observations, messages, etc. Please give us a call at 614-423-7815 and we can discuss this further.

Chanel

It is a quick reference for how many and which kids are in care or expected to be in care each day.

May 11, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: That it is portable and digital and can be very easily shared with the parents, coworkers, and supervisors.

Cons: The system for checking kids in and out. If I am outside with my class and a child arrives and needs to be checked in, I must type my full name and am not able to select it from the drop down menu. This is not just about being a time saver. If I have several families to check in this becomes irritating to them to need to wait for me. I have started to keep my self in the room on the system, but go outside with the class. This way I am able to expedite check in, However, it can reflect in a negative way in terms of ratio and supervision on the iPads we use.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on May 24, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Leigh. Please call the office so we can assist you with your log in questions and concerns.
614-423-7815

Assessments and planning on LifeCubby

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ease of planning and assessments

Cons: While doing assessments I cannot save and stay on the page. I have to do the whole process over.

Overall: At first I struggled with using the new software, but that is mainly because I am computer illiterate. I was nervous to try something new! It turned out that LifeCubby was easier to work with then I thought. What a relief! It is easy to plan and do my class assessments on Lifecubby. Sometimes I still struggle with finding things on it but that may be me learning something new. Once I figured my way around- it really was easy enough for a novice. I still remember when we first got LifeCubby. I thought I would be lost, but there was a great support team to help guide us through!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 10, 2016

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby!

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
Value for Money
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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.

Wonderfulcbo online tool for teachers & parents!

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That's it is fast, easy, and convenient!

Cons: The only downfall is when the app gives us trouble. Like kicking me off while trying to do certain tasks like documenting observations.

Overall: I use this in my EHS classroom for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years of age. With Life Cubby I can document daily observations, diaper changes, meals/feedings, send notes to parents, and share photos of each child. It is much easier, not to mention significantly faster than hand written forms and notes. Parents have access to their kids day right at their fingertips, from their smartphone, tablet, or computer! Parents love that they can track all aspects of their child's day through Life Cubby! I highly recommend this program!

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 07, 2016

Thank you Christie for your review of LifeCubby.
Please check to make sure you are running the newest version of the app and that your device operating system is up to date.
If you have any questions, please call 614-423-7815.

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Lifecubby is a childcare management program that allows teacher to contact parents.

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really enjoyed the fact that this program was easy to understand, the fact that is user friendly, and that the program is affordable. In my experience childcare management programs tend to be very expensive, so it was a nice surprise to hear that life cubby was so affordable.

Cons: I wish that there was a user tutorial that showed users how to actually use the program when they first install it instead of having to figure it out themselves which can be very timconsuming and frustrating.

Overall: I was able to easily get in contact with parents if a problem were to arise which was a real game changer compared to other softwares I have used in the past.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on March 25, 2018

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby! We have now included a "How To" video on our Welcome Email. You can always log into the web to view the HELP section.

I use lifeCubby daily. It's pretty amazing and I'm still getting used to it

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Lesson planning is my fave. We are able to customize it pretty much in any way possible. It doesn't force you to follow something that you may not even be comfortable in.

Cons: I wish that the way the lesson plan printed was different, especially for landscape format. There isn't a feature where we can just upload picture without it being an observation. There's times I just want to share pictures and move along.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on June 22, 2018

Thank you Norma for your review of LifeCubby! Picture sharing through the Classroom App is easy! Just upload the picture into the form, tag a child and hit QUICK POST! No need to fill out any other part of the form!

The customer support at Lifecubby have always been so helpful.

Jun 28, 2018
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 my parents can see a snapshot of their child's day in my care. I love that I can log their tuition easily for my records.

Cons: I have no negative things to say about Lifecubby. I use Lifecubby as an added bonus to my child care.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on July 05, 2018

Anna,

Thank you very much for your great review! We pride ourselves on going above and beyond for all of our clients. I will make sure that Christine gets the recognition she deserves for making such a great impact!

Thanks,
Chanel

LifeCubby Teacher

Dec 15, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's easy to use and definitely, helps with communication between teachers and families.

Cons: There are still some bugs, but that's with any software.

Overall: I absolutely love LifeCubby. It has made communication with parents so much easier and more efficient. There are still some tweaks, of course, but it is definitely a tool I use every single day. I've been using LifeCubby through my employer since it was first launched. Thanks for taking our feedback into account when making updates!

Recommendations to other buyers: N/A

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 15, 2016

We appreciate your review of LifeCubby Alyssa!

Pretty Decent

Dec 06, 2016
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like how it helps parents and caregivers communicate throughout the day.

Cons: The website fails multiple times throughout the day.

Overall: Easy to use. However the site goes down occasionally during the day which makes things hard. Observations an Daily sheets are nice. Especially like how email is sent immediately after child is checked out of lfecubby. Do not like how the time is off when parents write notes ect.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's a great idea and works fairly well. Parents seem to really like the program.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on December 10, 2016

Thank you Katrina for your review of LifeCubby!

I am an administrator for a childcare center that uses Lifecubby

Jul 25, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Parents love to be able to download the app and see what the teacher has logged about their childs' day.

Cons: Lifecubby did not work well on our Samsung tablets. The app would always freeze and information would not get submitted. We ended up having to purchase iPads.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on July 25, 2017

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby. The APP works well in both Android and iOS. However, the quality of the device does come into play with speed and reliability of any APPs functionality on said device.

Lifecubby for Parents

Oct 18, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The constant communication between teachers and parents. First time parents are extremely nervous dropping their child off in a new setting. Being able to see pictures and videos each day really allows them peace of mind.

Cons: Some parts of the app could run a bit smoother.

Overall: Our parents love lifecubby! Being able to see pictures, videos, etc. while they are away has made a much smoother transition for newer parents. also, a parent can quickly send a message to our teachers which they can promptly respond to. This allows parents to feel much more at ease knowing what their child is doing each day, if there are any problems, etc.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on October 21, 2016

Thank you Jenn for your review of LifeCubby!

Enjoy checking in throughout the day!

Jul 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on July 16, 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

Great way to get in touch with my son's teachers!

Jun 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Good looking user interface and the purpose is so necessary for the comfort of parents and teachers.

Cons: Lack of notification options, like an end of day report. I wish there were a few more indicator buttons.

Vendor Response

by LifeCubby on June 23, 2018

Thank you for your review of LifeCubby Danielle.
Notifications are subject to whether or not you say yes when you download the app. There is a notification for a child being checked out and that the daily sheet is complete. There are also email notifications you can set on the web. Use your same log in credentials at www.lifecubby.me, click the I am a Parent option, and log in. An email will be sent when your child's daily sheet is closed when they are checked out. You can view the daily sheet in real time at anytime through the app or web. In the app, you can do a long hold on their profile photo to do a quick view of the daily sheet.