Increasing Implementation Of Technology In Child Day Care Centers- Mobile Applications And Artificial Intelligence
4 Oct, 2019
Child care centers are leveraging technologies to facilitate parents to stay connected with their children. Many daycare centers are using apps to provide video streaming of classroom activities and send pictures of children to the parents. This technology enables the parents to monitor the children’s activities by accessing videos and pictures of children at child day care centers. Trust Child Care Centers has partnered with Parent Care Network to provide video over the internet to parents where they can monitor their child’s activities at the daycare center. Cresthill Academy is utilizing technology to maximize communication and connection by providing information about a child’s activities. Bloomz, Eleyo, Oncare, myKidzDay, and KidCheck are some companies providing child care software, applications and technologies utilized by child care services providers.
Child care centers are leveraging technologies such as mobile applications for better monitoring of children. These technologies enable child day care staff to keep track of daily schedules of children such as feeding, diapers, sleep, mood, activities, medicines and more. Baby Connect is a baby tracking mobile application, which is an easy to use interface and allows to exchange information in real time with the parents.
The global child care market is benefitting from increasing internet penetration. It is expected that internet penetration in Asia-Pacific will grow from 45.5% in 2017 to 56.6% in 2022, while developed countries will reach a saturation point for internet penetration above 90%. Smartphone Internet user penetration is expected to increase from 74% in 2018 to 80.2% in 2022. The increase in the global internet penetration rate is expected to positively impact the growth of the child care market in the forecast period by increasing awareness about early learning benefits. It is also expected to improve parents’ knowledge on the availability of child day care centers in the neighborhood, increasing the chances of finding the most suitable options for parents working irregular hours or budget-minded families. The global child care market is expected to grow from $339.1 billion in 2018 to $520.4 billion in 2022 at an annual growth rate of more than 11%.
Child care services providers are also using artificial intelligence (AI) for better childcare management. Using this technology, the complicated daycare admissions screening process can be made easy. For instance, in 2018, Kinderlime, a leading provider of childcare management solutions, made use of AI, that allowed efficient management of schools and child care centers. Childcare administrators struggle to make key decisions about staffing and understanding the gaps in their programs. Due to unplanned staffing and missed income opportunities for upcoming enrollment vacancies, there are significant cost increases. Kinderlime will solve some of these issues with the use of AI.