January 2023 Product Spotlight

Start this year fresh with new features: custom reports & pre-populated meal items! Also sign up for free 1-hour trainings on February 2nd.

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Written by Claire Lee Lyall
Updated over a week ago

Hope you’ve had a stellar first few weeks of the year. 💫

Breaking news: you can now create custom reports and add pre-populated meal items in brightwheel! Learn more about these free features below, give them a try, and dive into 2023 with an even stronger program.

NEW: Save time with custom reports that provide data at your fingertips.

Exciting update: you can now build brightwheel reports with the precise student, staff, contact, and activity fields you’re looking for! Whether it’s for licensing or to run your program more efficiently, you can select exact information to pull and organize it in the way you want. Try it today.

Learn how to create a custom report with this 3-min video clip and article!

Join us for FREE brightwheel trainings on Thursday, February 2nd!

Heading into this new year, make a strong impression on families. Register for our free, 1-hour training on Thurs 2/2 to learn ways you can build trust and foster great communication with families using brightwheel.

You can also join training sessions on how to simplify your program's admissions, attendance, and billing with brightwheel. (The billing training will cover subsidies!) Can’t make it? No worries - if you register you’ll be emailed the recording. 📩

  • *Coming soon* Web attendance: Thanks to feedback from our community, we are building the ability for admins and teachers to check in and out students from the web app. Look out for this update in the coming months!

  • 1099-K information for tax filing: If you used brightwheel to process card/ACH payments from families in 2022, you may be receiving a 1099-K form in the mail this month. Find out whether you will receive one here.

  • Food activities using menus! Teachers can now quick-add items from your brightwheel menu to easily log meals for children. This also improves accuracy for CACFP reporting. Learn more here.

You’ll receive newsletters like this each month with updates and best practices to get more value out of brightwheel. You can also bookmark this page so you never miss a future newsletter!

Additional Resources

  • Sign up to receive future newsletters: If you are an admin in brightwheel and you're not seeing these monthly newsletters in your email inbox, sign up to start receiving them here.

  • Account Setup: If you are still setting up your brightwheel account, complete our two onboarding trainings today to build quality connections, efficiently run your program, and simplify billing with brightwheel.

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