Kaymbu is a family engagement and classroom documentation platform that offers early education centers a platform from which to make classroom learning visible. Incorporating photo, video, and document sharing capabilities, Kaymbu aims to deliver a user-friendly family engagement solution. Native iOS and Android apps for smartphones and tablets allow educators to share and communicate with parents directly while navigating the classroom.
In order to engage parents, Kaymbu allows users to share photos, videos, and anecdotes from the classroom. Utilizing private visual messaging, Kaymbu serves to help educators connect families to their young children while they are at school. Besides simple photo sharing, Kaymbu equips users with the tools to combine photos and create physical student yearbooks, portfolios, and school portraits.
Further to photo book creation, Kaymbu enables users to produce Reggio-inspired visual documentation. Users can choose layouts, select photos and add anecdotes to create visual learning stories, newsletters, or portfolios. Kaymbu also facilitates standards-based assessments by allowing educators to link classroom activity to the institution's curriculum to track each student’s behavioral and cognitive development and share this information with parents.
Users can manage communication in Kaymbu with email, text messaging and recorded voice phone call functionality, to provide information and updates for staff and families. To further enhance preschool management, Kaymbu provides users with other features including digital daily sheets and attendance tracking technology.
We have enjoyed using Kaymbu overall. We have had some difficulties as far as the app freezing up when we try to send pictures and videos (but after talking with Kaymbu's tech support it may be something going on, on our end, versus the app it self. Still undetermined). Our families love the updates that we are able to send to include pictures, videos, and messages. Kaymbu has eliminated a lot of extra steps the administration and teachers were taking before we had this platform, puts everything into one place. The Kaymbu team has been helpful when we have issues, and helps solve the problem.
I like the ease of use, and the ability to use across multiple platforms. The teachers at my school are able to login on a tablet, their cellphones, or a computer. The storyboards have been a life saver as far as how easy they are to use and send, as my school sends newsletters once a week for multiple classrooms.
I do wish administration had the same access as teachers, in addition to the administration functions. It creates additional steps to have to login as a teacher to send pictures to families that I may have taken. I have also noticed the android app doesn't appear to be quite as good as the apple version (I have noticed this between using android tablets and ipads and iphones). My school also uses Kaymbu to send notices to families in the event of a school closure or emergency. It would be helpful to be able to access full capabilities from a cellphone app (in the event we had a power outage and didn't have access to our internet connection and computer).
the Kaymbu software brings us increased customer satisfaction and saves our staff time, both of which are invaluable to me as a business owner.
The user-interface is incredibly intuitive; even more least tech-saavy educators can use the system with ease.
Parent *LOVE* receiving the information without having to log-in to a new account/application, and we hear nothing but rave reviews about how much they love receiving photos of their children at school.
The product has also helped us organize and digitize our child observation systems. The tagging feature allows for our educators to quickly and easily categorize the photos they take - we have saved hours of staff time that used to be spent organizing digital photo files.
Every member of the Kaymbu team provides exceptional customer service. When I have a questions or need assistance, I have never waited more than 3 hours to receive a personal response from the team via email.
The team also made integration with our accounting software painless. They managed the entire process from start to finish behind the scenes with our accounting company, with a few key strategy meetings to ensure that the integration met my needs.
Kaymbu is an incredible product concept backed by a passionate and innovate team.
Our school began using Kaymbu in our program, and it has made a significant difference in how teachers document learning. Although I think there is a bigger learning curve for teachers who aren't tech savvy, it is still easy and accessible for most of our teachers to use as a tool for creating current, up-to-date documentation. Another feature that has been great is the email/text option to send to families. This has been amazing for broadcasting the learning, and families are very happy to receive information this way.
I like the ability to use photos and texts to create simple ways to document children's learning. I love the ability to share with families right away and the emergency/urgent messaging has been very helpful on sending important messages like snow day closures. I also enjoy the capacity to organize documentation by classroom, child and school. It's nice to be able to pull it up and make sure that children's learning is being documented equitably.
We REALLY wish you could post more than one photo into a moment. I find teachers creating 5 or more moment pages to include the important photos that may have happened in a series. This is complicated for sending to families. Storyboards only allows us to upload the photos from Moments, so I think this is how the teachers have figured out how to utilize storyboards. Perhaps we are missing something....
The biggest benefit to our rep is definitely having the ability to improve communication with families. Owning and working in a preschool you definitely realize that this is a coparenting business. Without proper communication between the administration, teaching staff and families Important aspects of a child’s daily activities, educational progress and goals get lost. Kaymbu has eliminated that lose of information and made it possible for us to maintain better bonds with families and serve our children in the most efficient way.
The ability to communicate effectively with families, allow teachers to document and track each child’s successes and share the moments with their families. The bonus features are customizing it for our DRDP assessments, creating storyboards that eliminates newsletter waste. Imputing curriculum plans for staff to refer to and share. Instant messaging to families and the new yearbook! There’s so much to take advantage of that I couldn’t possibly list all the benefits we have found!
All you have to do is pick it up and start playing. The only con would be how to implement all the great features. We’ve been using Kaymbu for over a year and just keep discovering more ways to use it.
I love this Kaymbu software! It is very user friendly and fun to use.. I can take a visual record of the children's progress in the classroom, add descriptions and send it off to parents. Moms and Dads love receiving photos from the classroom, as it is their window to the child's day. There is an add on program Daily Note that allows pre-school teachers to track all care aspects of a child's day. This includes all meals, bottles, toileting, diaper changes, accidents, naps, medications and activities. There is also a place to add notes to parents. It has allowed us to do daily record keeping quickly and efficiently.
The simplicity and ease of use is what makes this software a favorite. I also love the ability to crop the photos in order to get the best shot.
Once the photos go from Drafts to Moments, the photos still appear in drafts. This makes it hard to look through the drafts and know which photos have already been saved to Moments. I would prefer if the Draft photos disappeared once they were sent to Moments.
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Kaymbu also offers a free plan.
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Kaymbu offers the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $8/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available
Pro: Custom pricing, contact Kaymbu directly.
Kaymbu also offers a free plan.
Kaymbu offers the following features:
Kaymbu has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business
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Kaymbu supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad
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Kaymbu offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials