LifeCubby

Child care management & parent engagement platform

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LifeCubby Overview

What is LifeCubby?

LifeCubby is a child care management and parent engagement system that offers child care centers a single and centralized platform from which to manage documentation, communication and assessment services. Incorporating parent communications, daily sheets and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) portfolios as well as reports and lesson plans. LifeCubby aims to provide users with a simple and secure child care management solution.

With LifeCubby, teachers can create comprehensive daily sheets and lessons plans alongside Vine Assessments. Users can complete customizable lesson plans and share the information directly with parents. Similarly, users can generate daily sheets to share details and photos of everyday activities with parents. LifeCubby also enables parents to add their own memories, photos and videos to their account, thereby allowing them to help document and contribute to their child’s growth and development portfolio.

Since LifeCubby is available as a native mobile app on iOS and Android, parents have the flexibility to access this documentation on the move. The LifeCubby mobile app also allows teachers and parents to communicate quickly and conveniently via live messaging. Other features which LifeCubby facilitates are digital check-in and check-out, meal tracking and reporting. Moreover, LifeCubby ensures all data and images are secure by utilizing data encryption and performing regular back-ups.

LifeCubby Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$30,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

LifeCubby pricing is based on the size of the childcare program.

1-15 students: $30/month
16-30 students: $60/month
31-60 students: $100/month
61-100 students: $150/month
101-125 students: $185/month
126-150 students: $215/month
151-200 students: $285/month
201-250 students: $350/month
251-300 students: custom pricing, please call 614-423-7815


LifeCubby Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Supported Languages
English

Media

Directors Dashboard
LifeCubby Classroom App
LifeCubby Classroom App Obervations
LifeCubby Family App Photo Roll
LifeCubby Family App Menu
LifeCubby Family App Calendar
LifeCubby video LifeCubby screenshot: Directors Dashboard LifeCubby screenshot: LifeCubby Classroom App LifeCubby screenshot: LifeCubby Classroom App Obervations LifeCubby screenshot: LifeCubby Family App Photo Roll LifeCubby screenshot: LifeCubby Family App Menu LifeCubby screenshot: LifeCubby Family App Calendar

LifeCubby Reviews

LifeCubby Reviews

Overall rating
4,3
/
5
Excellent
1109

Very good
815

Average
300

Poor
75

Terrible
24

Value for Money
4,4
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
4,1
Customer Support
4,4
83% recommended this app
Jasmine M.

User friendly, efficient and immediate communication


Valentina W.

This App has been a lifesaver during the pandemic!

Bumpy, but worth it. I was apprehensive, but desperate, for an app to communicate with parents and allow them to pay online. As a small school, the fees associated with most payment platforms where far more than we could absorb. LifeCubby has provided an affordable way to meet this need. I must also mention that every single time I had a question, even if it was multiple times a day, the customer service at LifeCubby has been quick, kind, personable, and knowledgeable.


Stephanie P.

Great Concept, Needs optimization

I, personally, am not solving business problems with this app. But I imagine that my childrens' school is solving communication issues with parents and teachers, allowing them to speak in real time throughout the day. It also allows the school to document, in writing, that they have provided certain information to parents. I LOVE the concept of this app and hope some optimization is planned to increase the user-friendliness.


Robbin S.

Challenges need addressing

It was difficult to lear initially and I still feel like we’re trying to figure things out. Overall it’s been worth it to bundle everything through LifeCubby. I just wish it were easier to use from the Admin side.


Courtney K.

Great Program

Costumer service is wonderful and very responsive. The program does what we want it to do. I wish pricing was a little more friendly as that is a reason we are looking at other programs.


Jasmine M.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

User friendly, efficient and immediate communication

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/05/09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

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

Cons

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

Response from LifeCubby

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Valentina W.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

This App has been a lifesaver during the pandemic!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/08/28
Review Source: Capterra

Bumpy, but worth it. I was apprehensive, but desperate, for an app to communicate with parents and allow them to pay online. As a small school, the fees associated with most payment platforms where far more than we could absorb. LifeCubby has provided an affordable way to meet this need. I must also mention that every single time I had a question, even if it was multiple times a day, the customer service at LifeCubby has been quick, kind, personable, and knowledgeable.

Pros

This app has allowed staff to work from home (namely our tuition assistant). It has also made all of the initial work of entering student information worth it as communication while we were closed has remained consistent and clear. As we learn more about the various features offered, we are excited to start implementing more at our school.

Cons

The first several months of use, we found this program to be very slow and not necessarily intuitive in use. It is also a very manual process up front, particularly as we are constantly adding and removing students at the start of new terms.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Stephanie P.
Industry: Food & Beverages
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Great Concept, Needs optimization

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/28
Review Source: Capterra

I, personally, am not solving business problems with this app. But I imagine that my childrens' school is solving communication issues with parents and teachers, allowing them to speak in real time throughout the day. It also allows the school to document, in writing, that they have provided certain information to parents. I LOVE the concept of this app and hope some optimization is planned to increase the user-friendliness.

Pros

The intended use of this software is a great concept- to facilitate communication between teachers and parents; and exchange documentation and photographs on a secure platform. The best thing about this app is the "Daily Sheet", which is available to seen in real time for each child. The Daily Sheet provides information about the child's day, such as food eaten, diaper changes, mood, nap times, etc.. It's a HUGE help to know how your child's day went and how that may affect their time at home.

Cons

The app is clunky and not user friendly. It can be difficult to navigate and the messaging feature, for example, does not work consistently nor intuitively. When I click on the message icon, I expect to see a thread of prior messages between myself and the teacher/classroom, but random messages often disappear. Also, there is a notification icon if something new is added to the child's page, but it doesn't disappear even after you've checked the new item. It gives the impression that you should still be looking for a 'new item' which could be a message, photo, incident report, menu, or some other type of documentation. There is also a character limit in the message section that is pretty short- a couple sentences maybe.

Response from LifeCubby

Hello Stephanie,
Thank you for your feedback. Feel free to call the office 614-423-7815 or email us at [email protected] for assistance.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Robbin S.
Industry: Individual & Family Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Challenges need addressing

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/02
Review Source: Capterra

It was difficult to lear initially and I still feel like we’re trying to figure things out. Overall it’s been worth it to bundle everything through LifeCubby. I just wish it were easier to use from the Admin side.

Pros

All encompassing. Easy to interact with parents. It bundled many of the individual things we were doing and paying for and streamlined them.

Cons

Backend payment features could be streamlined more. You can’t change the tuition posting date. If you set up alerts for a classroom and you are using the app (not a computer) the system gets overloaded and freezes. Many features are inaccessible when using the app. Specifically, teachers can’t do developmental assessments on their tablets, in their classrooms. You can’t update a child’s daily sheet when that child is logged as outside or in another classroom. So if a child eats lunch outside or goes potty during outside time, it cannot be logged until the class returns. This is especially difficult now that most of our childcare is happening outside. I thought I would be able to schedule employees (like post a schedule) with LC but that’s not possible.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Courtney K.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great Program

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/09/03
Review Source: Capterra

Costumer service is wonderful and very responsive. The program does what we want it to do. I wish pricing was a little more friendly as that is a reason we are looking at other programs.

Pros

I love the ease of communicating with families. They can see all the information and communicate with staff when they get time, or staff can ask questions throughout the day.

Cons

I wish there were more features on the admin side. More direct access to times all in one place for each child instead of having to pull a report. I wish the billing feature was easy to navigate as we have schedules that change on a weekly basis. I would also like to implement the food program feature but seems not as user friendly so we have just been doing it all on paper.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
8/10
Based on 2 323 user ratings
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LifeCubby Pricing

LifeCubby Pricing

Starting from
US$30,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

LifeCubby pricing is based on the size of the childcare program.

1-15 students: $30/month
16-30 students: $60/month
31-60 students: $100/month
61-100 students: $150/month
101-125 students: $185/month
126-150 students: $215/month
151-200 students: $285/month
201-250 students: $350/month
251-300 students: custom pricing, please call 614-423-7815

LifeCubby pricing is based on the size of the childcare program.

1-15 students: $30/month
16-30 students: $60/month
31-60 students: $100/month
61-100 students: $150/month
101-125 students: $185/month
126-150 students: $215/month
151-200 students: $285/month
201-250 students: $350/month
251-300 students: custom pricing, please call 614-423-7815

Value for Money
4,4/5
Based on 2 323 user ratings
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LifeCubby Features

LifeCubby Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Blended Learning
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4,1/5
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Additional information for LifeCubby

Additional information for LifeCubby

Key features of LifeCubby

  • Activity dashboard
  • Activity management
  • Assessment management
  • Assessment notes
  • Calendar management
  • Chat functionality
  • Check in / check out
  • Communication management
  • Customizable branding
  • Daily reports
  • Data Encryption
  • Data import
  • Exposure reporting
  • Instant messaging
  • Lesson planning
  • Mailing list management
  • Meal tracking
  • Medicine administration report
  • Menu planning
  • Parent portal
  • Photo albums
  • Planning tools
  • Portfolio management
  • Real time data
  • Real time updates
  • Records management
  • Registration management
  • SSL security
  • Secure data storage
  • Security encryption
  • Task scheduling
  • Tracking features
  • Video management
  • Video support
  • Wait list management

Benefits

  • LifeCubby is available as a native mobile app on iOS and Android, affording parents the flexibility to access daily sheets and photographs on the move.

  • Using the LifeCubby mobile app, teachers and parents can communicate in real time via live messaging.

  • LifeCubby supports integration with ChildCareCRM, FunShine Online, and FrogStreet Curriculum to help users work more efficiently.

  • LifeCubby communication is SSL-encrypted, ensuring all images and data are stored securely.

  • LifeCubby includes customizable lesson plan forms, allowing teachers to add, edit and share lesson plans easily with parents.

  • LifeCubby FAQs

    LifeCubby FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for LifeCubby.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does LifeCubby offer?

    LifeCubby offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$30,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    LifeCubby pricing is based on the size of the childcare program. 1-15 students: $30/month 16-30 students: $60/month 31-60 students: $100/month 61-100 students: $150/month 101-125 students: $185/month 126-150 students: $215/month 151-200 students: $285/month 201-250 students: $350/month 251-300 students: custom pricing, please call 614-423-7815

    Q. What are the main features of LifeCubby?

    LifeCubby offers the following features:

    • Activity dashboard
    • Activity management
    • Assessment management
    • Assessment notes
    • Calendar management
    • Chat functionality
    • Check in / check out
    • Communication management
    • Customizable branding
    • Daily reports
    • Data Encryption
    • Data import
    • Exposure reporting
    • Instant messaging
    • Lesson planning
    • Mailing list management
    • Meal tracking
    • Medicine administration report
    • Menu planning
    • Parent portal
    • Photo albums
    • Planning tools
    • Portfolio management
    • Real time data
    • Real time updates
    • Records management
    • Registration management
    • SSL security
    • Secure data storage
    • Security encryption
    • Task scheduling
    • Tracking features
    • Video management
    • Video support
    • Wait list management

    Q. Who are the typical users of LifeCubby?

    LifeCubby has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does LifeCubby support?

    LifeCubby supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does LifeCubby offer?

    LifeCubby has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does LifeCubby support mobile devices?

    LifeCubby supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does LifeCubby integrate with?

    LifeCubby integrates with the following applications:

    Authorize.net, ChildCareCRM

    Q. What level of support does LifeCubby offer?

    LifeCubby offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Phone Support, Knowledge Base, FAQs, Forum, Video Tutorials