Parent App Download2023-10-23T21:33:54+00:00

Download esiKidz app for Android and IOS.
Experience our user-optimized apps and web portal.

  • AI

  • Multi-Site Management

  • Staff Time Sheet and Payroll Management

  • Enrollment

  • Tuition/Invoicing

  • Online Admission

  • Camp Registration

  • Childcare Operation Fund Report

  • Child Location Movement

  • AI

  • Attendance Management

  • Messages Broadcasting

  • Activity Schedule & Recording

  • Classroom Reports

  • Photo Sharing

  • AI Teacher Assistant (option)

  • AI

  • Check in-out

  • Parent Dashboard

  • Photo and Video Sharing

  • Subsidy Report

  • Messaging

  • Online Payment, Tuition Record

What is the difference compared to other apps?

Childcare Centre Owners!


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Frequently Asked Questions

Step 9) Market Your Daycare2023-12-06T21:43:31+00:00
  • Branding and Promotion: Develop a marketing strategy that highlights your daycare’s unique features, programs, and the benefits of the childcare subsidy.
  • Community Engagement: Utilize local networks, social media, and community events to promote your daycare.

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Step 8) Implement Health and Safety Protocols2023-12-06T19:27:16+00:00
  • Safety First: Establish and enforce strict health and safety protocols in line with BC regulations. This includes cleanliness, first aid, food safety, and emergency preparedness.
  • Regular Training: Conduct regular safety drills and training sessions for staff.

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Step 7) Incorporating BC Childcare Subsidy in Operational Policies2023-12-06T19:22:46+00:00
  • Understand the Subsidy: Learn about the BC Childcare Subsidy program, including eligibility criteria and application processes.
  • Assist Families: Create a system to assist families in applying for the subsidy and integrate this information into your enrollment and financial policies.

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Step 6) Establish Operational Policies2023-12-06T19:14:11+00:00
  • Policies and Procedures: Develop comprehensive policies covering enrollment, health and safety, nutrition, parent involvement, and emergency procedures.
  • Inclusive Practices: Ensure policies support inclusivity and diversity.

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Step 5) Hire and Train Staff2023-12-06T19:09:19+00:00
  • Qualified Personnel: Recruit staff with the necessary qualifications as mandated by BC regulations, including Early Childhood Educators.
  • Training and Development: Provide staff with training in child development, emergency procedures, and any specific methodologies you plan to implement.

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Step 4) Design and Equip Your Facility2023-12-06T19:10:21+00:00
  • Safe and Stimulating Environment: Ensure the facility is safe, secure, and equipped with age-appropriate furniture and educational materials.
  • Compliance with Standards: Design the space to meet BC’s regulatory standards for space, lighting, ventilation, and outdoor play areas.

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Step 3) Obtain Licensing2023-12-06T18:57:11+00:00
  • Application Submission: Complete and submit the licensing application to the CCFL office, including all required documentation.
  • Facility Inspection: Prepare for and pass a facility inspection conducted by the licensing board to ensure compliance with all regulations.

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Step 2) Develop a Business Plan2023-12-06T18:47:56+00:00
  • Market Analysis: Conduct research to understand the demand for childcare services in your chosen area.
  • Financial Planning: Include budgeting for startup costs, ongoing expenses, and projected income.
  • Operational Strategy: Outline your daycare’s structure, services, hours of operation, and enrollment strategies.
Step 1) Understand Licensing Requirements2023-12-06T18:45:32+00:00
  • Research BC Regulations: Familiarize yourself with the BC Child Care Licensing Regulation. Understand the requirements for staff qualifications, child-to-staff ratios, facility standards, health and safety, and programming.
  • Contact Local Authorities: Reach out to the Community Care Facilities Licensing (CCFL) office for detailed guidance and any region-specific requirements.

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Step 9) Market Your Daycare2023-12-06T21:53:12+00:00
  • Promotional Activities: Utilize online platforms, community bulletin boards, and local networks to advertise your services.

  • Community Engagement: Host open houses or community events to showcase your facility.

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Step 8) Implement Health and Safety Protocols2023-12-01T18:25:45+00:00
  • Regular Safety Checks: Ensure ongoing compliance with health and safety standards.

  • Hygiene Practices: Implement and maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

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Step 7) Incorporating Alberta Childcare Subsidy in Operational Policies2023-12-01T18:26:06+00:00
  • Information and Assistance: Include information about the subsidy in your parent handbook or information package. Offer assistance to parents in understanding if they are eligible and how to apply for the subsidy.

  • Liaison with Alberta Children’s Services: Maintain a relationship with Alberta Children’s Services to stay updated on any changes in the subsidy program.

  • Communication with Parents: Regularly communicate with parents about any changes in the subsidy program that might affect them.

  • Fee Structure: Your fee structure should account for the possibility that some families will be receiving subsidies. Be clear about how the subsidy impacts the fees they owe.

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Step 6) Establish Operational Policies2023-12-01T17:44:25+00:00
  • Develop Policies: Create policies covering enrollment, fees, operational hours, health and safety, nutrition, and parent involvement.
  • Emergency Procedures: Develop and document emergency and evacuation procedures.

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Step 5) Hire and Train Staff2023-12-01T17:43:51+00:00
  • Qualifications: Ensure your staff meet the qualifications as per Alberta’s childcare worker certification guide.
  • Professional Development: Encourage ongoing training and education in early childhood development.

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Step 4) Design and Equip Your Facility2023-12-01T17:43:22+00:00
  • Child-Friendly Environment: Create a safe, stimulating, and age-appropriate environment.
  • Purchase Necessary Equipment: This includes educational materials, toys, furniture, and safety equipment.

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Step 3) Obtain Licensing2023-12-01T17:40:36+00:00
  • Application: Submit a licensing application to the Alberta Children’s Services.
  • Inspections: Your facility will be inspected for compliance with health, safety, and staffing regulations.
  • Criminal Record Checks: Required for all staff and anyone who has unsupervised access to children.

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Step 2) Develop a Business Plan2023-12-01T16:21:19+00:00
  • Market Research: Assess the demand for childcare services in your area.
  • Financial Planning: Include budgeting for startup costs, ongoing expenses, and revenue projections.
  • Services Planning: Decide on the age range of children you will cater to, operating hours, and any special programs.
Step 1) Understand Licensing Requirements2023-12-01T17:39:23+00:00
  • Research Regulations: In Alberta, daycare centers are regulated by the Child Care Licensing Act and Child Care Licensing Regulation. Familiarize yourself with these to understand the requirements.
  • Contact Alberta Children’s Services: They can provide specific guidelines and requirements for opening a daycare in Alberta.

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Step 3) Application Process2023-11-29T20:14:21+00:00

After applying, proposals are placed on a space development request list with other applicants. When funding becomes available, this list is used to approve funding for new developments. However, not all proposals can be approved immediately. Those with the potential to provide quality service and become operational within a reasonable timeframe may be considered for approval, while others remain on the list for future consideration

Step 2) How to Get Started2023-11-29T20:14:03+00:00

To start a child care centre, you need to:

  • Determine the child care need in your community and be aware of other existing learning and care services.
  • Ensure that your agency is incorporated, as child care centre operators must be incorporated to be eligible for funding.
  • Complete and submit a Community Needs Assessment form to your regional Program Manager, which helps identify your community’s child care needs

Submit an application package

Family Child Care Home ApplicationπŸ”—

Criminal Record CheckπŸ”—, including aΒ Vulnerable Sector CheckπŸ”—, for you and anyone 18 years of age or older living in your home. Visit your local police service to apply for a criminal record check and a vulnerable sector check.

Family Assessment QuestionnaireπŸ”—

Direct Deposit Payment Request FormπŸ”—

Step 1) Funding and Licensing2023-11-29T20:20:32+00:00

The Government of Saskatchewan offers funding to licensed child care facilities to reduce out-of-pocket fees for parents. Proposals for developing new licensed child care centre spaces are accepted from various groups like parent groups, non-profit corporations, co-operatives, and municipalities. It’s important to note that all child care centres in Saskatchewan must be licensed by the Early Years branch of the Ministry of Education​

For how many day Parents can access Children Photo Upload by Teachers?2023-09-22T22:36:49+00:00

Free of cost up to 7 days. After 7 days, $5 / month to access all historical photos.

Do Parent App Support French Language?2023-09-22T22:36:12+00:00

Yes.Β 

Can Parents download Yearly Tax Report?2023-09-22T22:34:59+00:00

Yes.Β 

Can Parents communicate with Teachers through esiKidz Parent App?2023-09-22T21:30:50+00:00

Yes.Β 

Does esiKidz Parent App support multiple Child?2023-09-22T21:29:43+00:00

Yes, it does support Multiple Children.

Can Parents manage documents using Parent App and Portal?2023-09-22T21:28:02+00:00

Yes, Parents can download and upload Child documents.

Can esiKidz Parent App manage Child Profile?2023-09-22T21:24:22+00:00

Yes, Parents can edit their Child Profile and updates will reflect immediately to Admin Portal and Teacher App

Do Teacher App Support French Language?2023-09-22T21:23:28+00:00

Yes.

Does esiKidz Teacher App support Camp activities?2023-09-22T21:23:03+00:00

Yes.

How AI (Artificial Intelligence) Polisher help Teacher in daily activities?2023-09-22T21:22:31+00:00

It helps teachers in writing and phrasing professional notes and reports.

Can Teacher record and plan Activities?2023-09-22T21:21:54+00:00

Yes.

Can Teacher Write Daily Report by using the App?2023-09-22T21:21:21+00:00

Yes.

What is Photo resolution shared through App?2023-09-22T21:20:50+00:00

High Quality with Resolution of 2078 x 2078 pixel.

Does esiKidz Teacher App let Teacher do Daily Photo Sharing of Children Activity?2023-09-22T21:20:15+00:00

Yes.

Does esiKidz Teacher App help set up Classroom Reminders?2023-09-22T21:19:45+00:00

Yes.

Can Teachers message and communicate with Parents using esiKidz Teacher App?2023-09-22T21:19:08+00:00

Yes, Teachers and Parents do not have to exchange phone numbers, and this maintains privacy between two.

Can the Teachers view Classroom Reminders and Real Time Classroom statistics?2023-09-22T21:18:33+00:00

Yes.Β 

Can Teacher perform Child Check-in & Check-Out using esiKidz Teacher App?2023-09-22T21:17:53+00:00

Yes.Β 

Is esiKidz Teacher App supported on Android & iOS Platform?2023-09-22T21:17:14+00:00

Yes.Β 

How does esiKidz Teacher App help educators and teachers?2023-09-22T21:15:54+00:00

esiKidz Teacher App helps in Classroom management tasks.

Can the Admin Portal store Childcare centre Documents?2023-09-22T21:15:03+00:00

Yes, esiKidz platform has ability to store, upload and download necessary School, Teacher, and Child Documents

Can esiKidz Admin Portal support Teacher Timesheet and payroll data?2023-09-22T21:14:26+00:00

Yes.

Is possible to integrate the Inquiry, Tour Booking and Enrollment Application to the Childcare Centre website?2023-09-22T21:13:47+00:00

Yes, very easily!

Does esiKidz Platform help manage Inquiry, Waitlist and Child Enrollment?2023-09-22T21:12:17+00:00

Yes, click on the buttons!

Do esiKidz Admin Portal help manage Childcare Provincial Grants?2023-09-22T21:11:23+00:00

Yes, esiKidz compliances to Childcare grant automatically for each province as per government regulations.

Can esiKidz Admin Portal help manage Child Subsidy?2023-09-22T21:10:41+00:00

Yes.

Can Admin Portal users communicate or broadcast messages to Teachers & Parents using Admin Portal?2023-09-22T21:09:50+00:00

Yes, users can do group email or send messages!

Does esiKidz Admin Portal support All types of Reports?2023-09-22T21:06:45+00:00

Yes, esiKidz does help generate all General, Transactional and Accounting Purpose reports.

Is esiKidz responsible for the Tuition Fee collection?2023-09-22T21:06:00+00:00

No, esiKidz provides digital platform through Stripe and / or EFT Canada to collect Tuition fees from Parents.

How many modes of payment does esiKidz platform support?2023-09-22T21:00:23+00:00

esiKidz supports Cash, Credit/Debit Cards, e-transfer, and Auto PAD?

Does esiKidz support the Child Centre Location movement?2023-09-22T20:59:37+00:00

Yes.

Does esiKidz support Multi Child family?2023-09-22T20:59:03+00:00

Yes.

Do esiKidz sign NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) with subscribers?2023-09-20T17:05:34+00:00

Yes, if required by subscribers.

Does esiKidz provide free training to Directors, Managers and Administrative staff?2023-09-20T17:01:53+00:00

Yes.

Is esiKidz designed for Home Daycare Consultants / Agency?2023-09-20T16:52:28+00:00

Yes, Home Daycare Consultant / Agency can have access to assigned Home Daycares if user credentials provided by the Home Daycare.

Where does esiKidz system store the user data?2023-09-20T16:51:43+00:00

All data is securely stored on AWS Cloud server in Canada.

Does the Childcare Centre have to invest in a Computer Server?2023-09-20T16:47:08+00:00

No, the subscription cost includes the data storage cost to cloud server.

How is esiKidz subscription model designed?2023-09-20T16:44:50+00:00

esiKidz subscription is designed upon Centre Licensed Childcare Space.

What is the user threshold per subscription?2023-09-20T16:43:58+00:00

esiKidz system does not have user threshold. There can be infinite users on single subscription.

Is esiKidz Admin Portal supported on all OS platforms?2023-09-20T16:42:37+00:00

Yes,Β 

Can Administrator control the Users Role and Credentials?2023-09-20T16:41:10+00:00

Yes, Administrator can create and control the user Roles and Credentials.

Does esiKidz support Multicentre Location Operations?2023-09-20T16:39:24+00:00

Yes, esiKidz helps manage multiple childcare centre locations from a single point of screen and with a single credential.

Does esiKidz support free data migration from old software?2023-09-20T16:37:34+00:00

Yes.

Is esiKidz software for New & Existing Childcare Centre(s)?2023-09-19T22:51:45+00:00

Yes.

Is esiKidz software designed for all types of Childcare Centre(s)?2023-09-20T16:39:50+00:00

Yes, esiKidz is designed for all types of Childcare Centres such as Daycares, Home Daycares, Preschool, Before and After Schools Centres, etc.

How does esiKidz Admin Portal help Childcare Centre(s)?2023-09-19T22:47:21+00:00

esiKidz Admin Portal is designed to optimize and simplify day to day tasks of Childcare Centres that are conducted by Head of Organizations, Directors, Managers, and other administrative staff.

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