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[For Guardians] Overview of the student profile visible to parents! Learn about the child’s activity feed, documents, lesson plans & more!

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View your child's information and daily activities effortlessly! Simply log in to brightwheel via web browser or the mobile app. Access important details from providers such as paperwork, lesson plans, portfolios, and more. Explore the various sections available on your child's brightwheel profile with ease.

🚩 Can't find the student profile? Contact the child's program to add your email or phone to the student's account or request the student's 10-digit invitation code.


View the Student Activity Feed

Contacts with Parent and Family-level access can effortlessly stay informed about their student's daily activities on brightwheel via the web and mobile app. The feed includes updates like pictures, videos, check-in/out records, potty breaks, and more.

Please visit our Student Activity Feed for steps on how to access this feature.


View the Daily Activity Report

On the web, contacts with Parent and Family-level access can conveniently view a summary of activities logged for their student for the current day.

  1. Click on My Children, and click on the child’s name

  2. Select the Daily Report tab from the top of the screen

💡 To subscribe to receive daily activity reports automatically via email at the end of each day, please visit our Subscribe to Daily Reports resource for steps.


Edit Profile Info & Contacts

Parent contacts granted edit permissions by their program can edit their child’s profile information, such as their name, birthday, or mailing address, and modify the child’s contact list.

Please visit our Managing Additional Student Contacts and Manage Student Profile as a Parent resource to learn more.


Complete Forms & Requests

Families may be required to complete paperwork, such as contracts or enrollment forms, and send it back to the program. Through brightwheel, contacts with parent-level access can complete paperwork requests shared by administrators!

Please visit our Complete Forms with brightwheel resource for steps on accessing this feature.


View Shared Documents

Parent level contacts can easily view documents shared by providers directly from the Documents section on a child’s profile! Quickly view important information shared such as handbooks, menus, or event flyers. When a new document has been shared, guardians will receive a message within brightwheel with a link to the individual document.

ℹ️ Not all providers utilize this feature so please contact an administrator if you are missing a Shared Document.

On the Web

  1. Click on My Children, and click on the child’s name

  2. Select the Documents tab from the top of the screen

  3. Select the document name to view the file

On the App

  1. Tap the child's name to open their profile

  2. Tap the Paperwork icon in the top row of your child's activity feed

  3. Tap Documents

  4. Select the document name to view the file

💡 If the provider requires you complete, sign and send a form in brightwheel, please refer to our Complete Forms with brightwheel resource. Forms such as Fillable Documents, Contracts, or Document Requests are different from shared Documents and Profile Attachments. Forms can be found under the Forms & Requests section for a child.


View Student Profile Attachments

Unlike Shared Documents that are shared room or program-wide, Student Profile Attachments are files, records, or documents uploaded by a program administrator specifically tied to a student profile and visible to connected parent and family-level contacts on the web.

💡Not every program will utilize this feature so please contact your program administrator if you believe your child has missing profile attachments.

  1. Click on My Children, and click on the child’s name

  2. Select the Attachments tab from the top of the screen

  3. Click Actions > Download next to the desired attachment

ℹ️ Student Profile Attachments cannot be viewed on the mobile app at this time.


Student Portfolios

View student portfolios created by your provider containing how your child is progressing in school. If created and shared by the provider, portfolios will typically contain previous activities and observations logged by staff.

To find out more, check out our View Student Portfolios help center resource!


Lesson Plans

Stay connected to what your child is learning directly from the brightwheel mobile app! If shared by the provider, Parent and Family-level student contacts can view Lesson Plans created by the program.

Please visit our View Lesson Plans as a Parent or Family Member for steps on how to access this feature.

🚩Lesson Plans can currently only be viewed from the brightwheel app on a mobile device at this time.

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