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Child Check-in rebuilt from the ground up
Gavin Courtney | September 24, 2014 | ChurchSuite Updates

Child Check-in rebuilt from the ground up

We're excited to announce the official release of our much-anticipated upgrade for the ChurchApp Child Check-in system, which includes a host of new features to help make running child check-in at your church an absolute breeze!

Our old check-in system was already incredibly popular, being used by thousands of parents each week to securely check their children in at church. Our new system builds upon all of the best elements of our previous system, whilst also providing an all new interface and tons of additional features, many of which were developed as a direct result of feedback from our existing customers.

New Features

Among the host of new and improved features included in our new Child Check-in system you will find:

  • A brand new interface with a slick new look: Designed to help you smoothly navigate the check in process from start to finish, the system carries your church logo and colour scheme, in the same way as My ChurchApp does.
  • Runs beautifully on all devices: Want to run check-in from your mobile phone or tablet? No problem, we've got that covered! It continues to work brilliantly on desktop/laptop computers too.
  • Barcode Check-in: Set a barcode against a child's record within ChurchApp, and then scan that barcode to instantly locate the child's details during the check in process. This speeds up the check in time for each child individually, whilst also dramtically cutting the time needed to check in the group overall.
  • Child Unlock: Allows you to assign a child to lower age children's group fo rthe course of a single session. This is perfect if the child has a younger sibling or visiting relative that they need to help take care of.
  • An improved Admin area: Protected by a PIN code, this area allows you to monitor the number of children that have been signed into each group, print registers for each group and check the children out at the end of the session. 
  • Set and track the maximum capacity for each group: This allows you to easily keep an eye on how full each of your groups is getting, making it simple to keep the ratio of children to adults in proper balance. 
  • Enhanced attendance tracking: The Attendance section allows you to track up-to-the-moment attendance for your childrens groups, as well as providing you with an overview of each child's attendance over the past tweleve weeks.
  • And many, many more: We have undertaken a complete revamp of every aspect of our check in system, fine tuning every aspect of it that we can.

There are more details about the new check-in system available through our website or if you want to try it out, just log in to your ChurchApp account and use the link found under Children > Attendance.

This is a major update that builds upon the success of the previous version of our Child Check-in system, whilst also laying the groundwork for a host of additional features we've got planned for the future. We hope that those of you who use Child Check-in will enjoy the improvements we've made to the system - and remember, if you have any thoughts or suggestions for us, please don't hesitate to get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.

Post by Gavin Courtney

Gavin Courtney, ChurchApp