Changelog

Changelog

New updates and improvements to Playground

New updates and improvements to Playground

Jul 8, 2024

Provider Paperwork, Deposits Support, & Schedule Sending Newsletters

v522

3 Releases

16 Improvements

6 Fixes

Schedule Newsletter
Schedule Newsletter

Provider paperwork is now live! The same way student and staff paperwork is digitized and stored in Playground, now you can digitize and store all your program level paperwork. In addition, we launched the ability to take payment deposits and hold those deposits to be applied to future payments. Finally, we launched a commonly requested feature to be able to schedule newsletters to send in the future.

Releases

  • Provider paperwork beta launched — keep all your school paperwork in one place

  • Deposits support! You can now “hold” deposits on Playground

  • Schedule send out newsletters

Improvements

  • Added student classroom transition report

  • Added more paperwork templates

  • Payout loading states improved

  • Enterprise schools are now sorted by name by default

  • More payment reports include total amounts

  • Added weekends to aggregate attendance report

  • Added more columns to select for staff and guardians

  • Payout reporting includes more dates and information

  • Able to add more information about tags on enterprise reporting

  • Custom fields are now sorted everywhere based on user preference

  • General launch of drop-in care

  • Staff notes now how role based visibility

  • Improved loading states for old Playground sessions (e.g. keeping the tab open for a long time)

  • Parents now receive emails confirming drop-in booking after paying

  • Adding someone to a chat now shows you if they have signed up for Playground or not

  • Can now filter staff paperwork by active/inactive staff

Fixes

  • Fixed staff paperwork editing permissions

  • Some small text changes to better clarify billing

  • Removed $0 subsidy entries

  • Fixed enterprise payout reports sometimes not loading

  • Able to press the down caret to open and close table rows instead of having to click on the row itself

  • Fixed permissions on enterprise roles

Jul 8, 2024

Provider Paperwork, Deposits Support, & Schedule Sending Newsletters

v522

3 Releases

16 Improvements

6 Fixes

Schedule Newsletter

Provider paperwork is now live! The same way student and staff paperwork is digitized and stored in Playground, now you can digitize and store all your program level paperwork. In addition, we launched the ability to take payment deposits and hold those deposits to be applied to future payments. Finally, we launched a commonly requested feature to be able to schedule newsletters to send in the future.

Releases

  • Provider paperwork beta launched — keep all your school paperwork in one place

  • Deposits support! You can now “hold” deposits on Playground

  • Schedule send out newsletters

Improvements

  • Added student classroom transition report

  • Added more paperwork templates

  • Payout loading states improved

  • Enterprise schools are now sorted by name by default

  • More payment reports include total amounts

  • Added weekends to aggregate attendance report

  • Added more columns to select for staff and guardians

  • Payout reporting includes more dates and information

  • Able to add more information about tags on enterprise reporting

  • Custom fields are now sorted everywhere based on user preference

  • General launch of drop-in care

  • Staff notes now how role based visibility

  • Improved loading states for old Playground sessions (e.g. keeping the tab open for a long time)

  • Parents now receive emails confirming drop-in booking after paying

  • Adding someone to a chat now shows you if they have signed up for Playground or not

  • Can now filter staff paperwork by active/inactive staff

Fixes

  • Fixed staff paperwork editing permissions

  • Some small text changes to better clarify billing

  • Removed $0 subsidy entries

  • Fixed enterprise payout reports sometimes not loading

  • Able to press the down caret to open and close table rows instead of having to click on the row itself

  • Fixed permissions on enterprise roles

Jul 1, 2024

Dashboards, Provider Paperwork, & Draggable Fields

v522

3 Releases

28 Improvements

7 Fixes

Provider documents
Provider documents

This week we launched our much anticipated Dashboards tab to everyone to give providers significantly more insights into their program operations. We're continuing to develop this area more and would love to hear what else would be helpful to see. Additionally, we launched provider level paperwork as a beta to make it easy to store and organize all paperwork not assigned to students or staff. Finally, our team has been hard at work continuing to listen to feedback and improve general quality of life with 35 additional improvements and fixes.

Releases

  • Dashboards are now live for everyone! Click Dashboard on the top of your menu to see insights into your program

  • Provider level paperwork beta launched! Keep all your program level paperwork that's not assigned to students or staff on Playground

  • Added drag and drop to custom report fields

Improvements

  • Able to transition students and staff directly from ratio dashboard

  • All reports now run faster

  • Added profile images instead of avatars in many places

  • Staff hours reports now have a total row

  • Running payroll now better guesses what payment method to use by default

  • Pay dates that are not allowed are now grayed out

  • Able to change contractor payout method during payroll creation

  • Improved payroll staff selection

  • Able to download individual payrolls to CSV

  • Easier onboarding to payroll flow if staff do not yet have a Playground account

  • Added expired student documents chart on the Dashboard

  • Added several more imports when starting out with Playground

  • Improved payment dispute handling

  • Student documents are now clickable on application overview to see a summary

  • Paperwork tables are now downloadable

  • Added colors to milestones on the student assessments page

  • Added a note to invite staff that explains that staff will be invited

  • Added custom emergency contacts report

  • Able to add date of birth to student enrollment cards

  • Playground will now prioritize active, admin or staff accounts over guardian accounts when logging in, by default

  • Improved error messaging when booking drop-in care slots

  • Able to book drop-in care more than 3 months out now

  • Shared Device setting is now enabled by default for all tablets signed into staff accounts

  • Able to add in footer contents to emails sent by Playground

  • Staff notes now show on mobile

  • Able to add check numbers on bulk deposits

  • Can now edit enrollment invite emails

  • Billing period autopay summary emails improved

Fixes

  • Fixed editing the first plan group not updating the title

  • Enterprise no longer reloads when navigating back from a single school on specific pages

  • Fixed issue with secondary state on guardians created before 2023

  • Fixed error where some fields showed as missing when saving a document

  • Can now edit a student name if no classroom selected

  • Fixed issue where clicking on the dropdown didn’t expand a row on tables

  • Fixed issue with downloading file requests

Jul 1, 2024

Dashboards, Provider Paperwork, & Draggable Fields

v522

3 Releases

28 Improvements

7 Fixes

Provider documents

This week we launched our much anticipated Dashboards tab to everyone to give providers significantly more insights into their program operations. We're continuing to develop this area more and would love to hear what else would be helpful to see. Additionally, we launched provider level paperwork as a beta to make it easy to store and organize all paperwork not assigned to students or staff. Finally, our team has been hard at work continuing to listen to feedback and improve general quality of life with 35 additional improvements and fixes.

Releases

  • Dashboards are now live for everyone! Click Dashboard on the top of your menu to see insights into your program

  • Provider level paperwork beta launched! Keep all your program level paperwork that's not assigned to students or staff on Playground

  • Added drag and drop to custom report fields

Improvements

  • Able to transition students and staff directly from ratio dashboard

  • All reports now run faster

  • Added profile images instead of avatars in many places

  • Staff hours reports now have a total row

  • Running payroll now better guesses what payment method to use by default

  • Pay dates that are not allowed are now grayed out

  • Able to change contractor payout method during payroll creation

  • Improved payroll staff selection

  • Able to download individual payrolls to CSV

  • Easier onboarding to payroll flow if staff do not yet have a Playground account

  • Added expired student documents chart on the Dashboard

  • Added several more imports when starting out with Playground

  • Improved payment dispute handling

  • Student documents are now clickable on application overview to see a summary

  • Paperwork tables are now downloadable

  • Added colors to milestones on the student assessments page

  • Added a note to invite staff that explains that staff will be invited

  • Added custom emergency contacts report

  • Able to add date of birth to student enrollment cards

  • Playground will now prioritize active, admin or staff accounts over guardian accounts when logging in, by default

  • Improved error messaging when booking drop-in care slots

  • Able to book drop-in care more than 3 months out now

  • Shared Device setting is now enabled by default for all tablets signed into staff accounts

  • Able to add in footer contents to emails sent by Playground

  • Staff notes now show on mobile

  • Able to add check numbers on bulk deposits

  • Can now edit enrollment invite emails

  • Billing period autopay summary emails improved

Fixes

  • Fixed editing the first plan group not updating the title

  • Enterprise no longer reloads when navigating back from a single school on specific pages

  • Fixed issue with secondary state on guardians created before 2023

  • Fixed error where some fields showed as missing when saving a document

  • Can now edit a student name if no classroom selected

  • Fixed issue where clicking on the dropdown didn’t expand a row on tables

  • Fixed issue with downloading file requests

Jun 24, 2024

Dashboard / Home Page & Enterprise Tag Reports

v522

2 Releases

17 Improvements

5 Fixes

Child care software reporting
Child care software reporting

This week we released robust dashboards to provide insights into your program. These dashboards go in-depth on finances, expenses, payroll, and more. We also improved multi-site reporting to include tags when downloaded. We've also been busy improving the product across the board, so read on to learn about all the new improvements and fixes released this week.

Releases

  • A bunch of new dashboards! We are adding these to enterprise first and then will be releasing them to single site locations this week!

  • Enterprise reports now have tags downloadable with them

Improvements

  • Able to add deposit date and check number as columns on the credits table

  • Custom reports are now numbered to more easily find previous versions

  • Able to delete custom reports

  • Able to search for foods when creating menus

  • Pay frequency text is now more clear on payroll

  • Improved payroll onboarding flow for adding new employees and contractors

  • Added more tooltips to payroll

  • Default payment methods for payroll are now “sticky” between payrolls

  • Programs table is now downloadable

  • Added a share button to enterprise enrollment

  • Admins are now always able to adjust plans on enrollment

  • Added payroll summary report

  • Added a ton of new data import options. Let us know of any you’d like!

  • Added credit transactions report to reconcile online payments

  • Added status to export enrollment

  • Improved media gallery performance on the feed and is now much snappier to scroll

  • The entire dashboard should feel even snappier than last week. We are constantly speeding up anything that feels slow, so please let us know if something irks you!

Fixes

  • No longer able to delete forms with submissions

  • Fixed issue with uploading guardian photos on web sometimes failing

  • Fixed an issue where some admins were not seeing payroll on the menu

  • Fixed program subtitle on create post showing total number of students, including inactive ones

  • Fixed issue where families would sometimes skip adding a plan during enrollment if they were shared a deep link

Jun 24, 2024

Dashboard / Home Page & Enterprise Tag Reports

v522

2 Releases

17 Improvements

5 Fixes

Child care software reporting

This week we released robust dashboards to provide insights into your program. These dashboards go in-depth on finances, expenses, payroll, and more. We also improved multi-site reporting to include tags when downloaded. We've also been busy improving the product across the board, so read on to learn about all the new improvements and fixes released this week.

Releases

  • A bunch of new dashboards! We are adding these to enterprise first and then will be releasing them to single site locations this week!

  • Enterprise reports now have tags downloadable with them

Improvements

  • Able to add deposit date and check number as columns on the credits table

  • Custom reports are now numbered to more easily find previous versions

  • Able to delete custom reports

  • Able to search for foods when creating menus

  • Pay frequency text is now more clear on payroll

  • Improved payroll onboarding flow for adding new employees and contractors

  • Added more tooltips to payroll

  • Default payment methods for payroll are now “sticky” between payrolls

  • Programs table is now downloadable

  • Added a share button to enterprise enrollment

  • Admins are now always able to adjust plans on enrollment

  • Added payroll summary report

  • Added a ton of new data import options. Let us know of any you’d like!

  • Added credit transactions report to reconcile online payments

  • Added status to export enrollment

  • Improved media gallery performance on the feed and is now much snappier to scroll

  • The entire dashboard should feel even snappier than last week. We are constantly speeding up anything that feels slow, so please let us know if something irks you!

Fixes

  • No longer able to delete forms with submissions

  • Fixed issue with uploading guardian photos on web sometimes failing

  • Fixed an issue where some admins were not seeing payroll on the menu

  • Fixed program subtitle on create post showing total number of students, including inactive ones

  • Fixed issue where families would sometimes skip adding a plan during enrollment if they were shared a deep link

Jun 17, 2024

Subsidy Ledgers, Split Paychecks, & Sign-up Links

v519

3 Releases

15 Improvements

7 Fixes

Child care subsidy ledger
Child care subsidy ledger

This week we significantly improved our subsidy ledgers to make it easier to see the specific debits and credits. Account sign up links for families & staff now pre-fill known information to make it even faster to create a Playground account. Playground payroll now also supports percent based pay splits. In addition to these releases, we also released a number of quality of life improvements and fixes.

Releases

  • New sign-up link format. It will pre-fill all your information making sign up significantly faster for new families and staff

  • Added percent based pay split for payroll — now able to pay out percentages of your paycheck to different bank accounts

  • Separate ledgers for subsidies — you can now see debits and credits related to subsidies as a whole and for individual subsidies

Improvements

  • Injury details now show the post information as well

  • Posts now have max file sizes to ensure it will be able to load on mobile devices

  • More emails are now being tracked in the email history tab for guardians

  • Able to specify employment type & payroll info when adding new staff members

  • Able to filter schedules based on absent, scheduled, and scheduled and absent. This should make it much easier to print out schedules

  • Able to skip nightly reset for overnight schools

  • Discounts now show breakdown of each discount on revenue summary report

  • Added active filter to staff paperwork recipients

  • Playground now tracks all changes to roles so you can see when they were changed and what changed

  • When new updates come out on the dashboard, there will now be a notification banner letting you know to refresh your browser

  • Hovering over autopay tag on student profile now gives you more information like when it was added

  • Student ledger table is now sorted more logically

  • Table rows now show the pencil icons when you hover over a row to edit

  • Payroll error messaging improved and more information shown to you as you process payroll

  • Teacher names now show when switching accounts

Fixes

  • Deleted audio messages no longer show on mobile

  • Booking a drop-in with a recurring schedule now keeps both

  • Switching between siblings properly shows custom fields instead of needing a refresh

  • Fixed an issue with guardian pins not showing on the mobile app if they have been overwritten

  • No longer able to delete forms that are attached to listings — you can instead mark them inactive and they will be hidden outside of enrollment

  • Fixed issue where the guardian and staff invited status didn’t change when sending the signup link from specific flows

  • No longer able to pay more than total charged on web as both admin and parent

Jun 17, 2024

Subsidy Ledgers, Split Paychecks, & Sign-up Links

v519

3 Releases

15 Improvements

7 Fixes

Child care subsidy ledger

This week we significantly improved our subsidy ledgers to make it easier to see the specific debits and credits. Account sign up links for families & staff now pre-fill known information to make it even faster to create a Playground account. Playground payroll now also supports percent based pay splits. In addition to these releases, we also released a number of quality of life improvements and fixes.

Releases

  • New sign-up link format. It will pre-fill all your information making sign up significantly faster for new families and staff

  • Added percent based pay split for payroll — now able to pay out percentages of your paycheck to different bank accounts

  • Separate ledgers for subsidies — you can now see debits and credits related to subsidies as a whole and for individual subsidies

Improvements

  • Injury details now show the post information as well

  • Posts now have max file sizes to ensure it will be able to load on mobile devices

  • More emails are now being tracked in the email history tab for guardians

  • Able to specify employment type & payroll info when adding new staff members

  • Able to filter schedules based on absent, scheduled, and scheduled and absent. This should make it much easier to print out schedules

  • Able to skip nightly reset for overnight schools

  • Discounts now show breakdown of each discount on revenue summary report

  • Added active filter to staff paperwork recipients

  • Playground now tracks all changes to roles so you can see when they were changed and what changed

  • When new updates come out on the dashboard, there will now be a notification banner letting you know to refresh your browser

  • Hovering over autopay tag on student profile now gives you more information like when it was added

  • Student ledger table is now sorted more logically

  • Table rows now show the pencil icons when you hover over a row to edit

  • Payroll error messaging improved and more information shown to you as you process payroll

  • Teacher names now show when switching accounts

Fixes

  • Deleted audio messages no longer show on mobile

  • Booking a drop-in with a recurring schedule now keeps both

  • Switching between siblings properly shows custom fields instead of needing a refresh

  • Fixed an issue with guardian pins not showing on the mobile app if they have been overwritten

  • No longer able to delete forms that are attached to listings — you can instead mark them inactive and they will be hidden outside of enrollment

  • Fixed issue where the guardian and staff invited status didn’t change when sending the signup link from specific flows

  • No longer able to pay more than total charged on web as both admin and parent

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