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Jan 20, 2023

Top 8 Emergency Alert Applications for Preschools

Mackenzie Lee

Top 8 Emergency Alert Applications for Preschools
Top 8 Emergency Alert Applications for Preschools
Top 8 Emergency Alert Applications for Preschools

Emergency situations can happen at any time, and it's important for preschools to have a plan in place to keep children safe. One important aspect of that plan is the use of emergency alert applications, which can quickly notify staff and parents of any potential threats. In this blog post, we'll take a look at the top 7 emergency alert applications for preschools.

  1. Playground: This application allows for simple messaging with individual and group chats, the ability to share photos and videos with real-time notifications, sending announcements as SMS texts, emails, and in-app notifications, scheduling publish times for posts and texts, tracking and sharing of nap, potty, eating, fluids and more. It also has features such as chat moderation and message controls, post approvals and editing, pinned posts in family feeds, an intuitive interface with minimal training and the ability to share PDFs for menus, flyers and newsletters.

  2. SwiftReach: This application allows preschools to send out mass notifications to staff, parents, and emergency contacts in the event of an emergency. Notifications can be sent via text, email, and phone call, and the app also has a two-way communication feature, allowing recipients to respond and provide updates.

  3. Send Word Now: This application is specifically designed for emergency communications and has a wide range of features that make it well-suited for preschools. In addition to mass notifications, it also has a built-in translation feature, allowing notifications to be sent in multiple languages, and a "Send Word Now" button, which allows staff to send out an alert with just one click.

  4. Remind: Remind is an application that allows preschools to send out mass notifications to staff and parents via text, email, and push notifications. It also has a two-way communication feature, allowing recipients to respond and provide updates.

  5. OnSolve: OnSolve is a critical communication platform that provides secure, fast and reliable emergency notification, incident management and reporting capabilities for preschools. It allows staff to send out mass notifications via text, email, and phone call, and it also has a built-in two-way communication feature.

  6. GroupMe: GroupMe is a messaging app that allows preschools to create groups and send mass notifications to staff, parents, and emergency contacts. It has a simple, user-friendly interface and can be used to send text, photos, and videos.

  7. ClassDojo: ClassDojo is an all-in-one communication app that is designed to be used in the classroom. It has a built-in messaging feature that can be used to send mass notifications, and it also has a feature that allows parents to receive updates on their child's progress throughout the day.

  8. Blackboard Connect: Blackboard Connect is an emergency notification system that is specifically designed for schools. It allows preschools to send out mass notifications via text, email, and phone call, and it also has a built-in two-way communication feature.

While these apps all have their unique features, it's important for preschools to carefully consider their needs and evaluate which app will be the best fit for their school. They also need to make sure that staff, parents and guardians are aware of the chosen app, including how it will be used in case of an emergency and how to activate it. It is also important for preschools to regularly test their emergency plans and procedures, including their emergency alert applications, to ensure that they are fully prepared in the event of an emergency.

Overall, using an emergency alert application can be a crucial tool for keeping preschools safe and secure. And it is important for educators and school management to have a plan in place to ensure that they can quickly and effectively communicate with staff, parents and guardians in case of an emergency.

Playground is the only app directors needs to run their early child care center. Playground manages billing, attendance, registration, communication, paperwork, reporting and more for child care programs. Tens of thousands of providers, educators, and families trust Playground to simplify their lives. Learn more by scheduling a personalized demo here.

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