Wouldn’t it be great if you could record attendance records, meals served, hours worked, health reports and child milestones without having to write them down on paper or enter them into a computer?
What if you could simply talk to a computer and tell it to keep these records and then share them with parents?
Now you can.
MyMax is a new technology that allows family child care providers to speak to an Amazon Echo or Dot which will store these records and send daily reports to parents. (This technology allows users to talk to this hands-free speaker and tell it to play music, ask questions, make phone calls, and send and receive messages.)
How does this work in family child care?
A provider would say outloud, “Echo, tell MyMax to check in Emma” and it would record the day and time of this check in.
A provider would say outloud, “Echo, tell MyMax to enter a snack of a banana and milk for Sally” and it would record this snack.
MyMax is an important step forward in using technology to make record keeping easier for family child care providers.
It allows providers to communicate more efficiently with parents by sharing this information in the form of daily email reports to parents without having to write anything down. Providers can either automatically send daily reports to parents or review them first before sending them. Here’s what the reports look like:
MyMax can also be used for tax purposes: precise check in and out times will produce a more accurate Time-Space Percentage and accurate meal/snack counts can save hundreds of dollars in taxes.
MyMax is a new product that costs $19.95 per month. However, the cost is reduced to $14.95 for their Black Friday sale which ends Monday, November 27th.
You can also contact MyMax at 877-846-2227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are using MyMax, let me know what you think.
Tom Copeland – www.tomcopelandblog.com
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