Our directors and administrators love Playground!
Hear how they save hours every week and make up for staffing shortfalls with our app and friendly tools.
For the infant parents, it’s so amazing...they can really feel like they’re involved in their child’s day. Their activities and their milestones.
The Gan MidPen Jewish School
“Parents compared us to the drive thru at Chik-fil-A! It's the perfect thing for our parents to be able to pickup their children. Adopting Playground is the best decision I’ve ever made.”
Janice Tennent, Student Ministries Director
Grove Level Baptist Church
First and foremost, we LOVE this app!!! The Playground team's attention to detail and constant communication with us helped make the switch a no-brainer. Drop-off and pickup is much quicker now and it helps us keep parents accountable. Our parents and our staff find the app incredibly user-friendly. If we do have questions, the tech support is quick to respond and proactive in solving any issues. It has been a pleasure getting to know the Playground team.
Temple Beth Tikvah ECLC
Playground is an amazing app for any school! The developers of the app met every need that we were looking for in a school app. The app keeps evolving and meeting all the needs that we have to run a smooth and successful school, especially during a pandemic. The help section on their website is amazing and the staff at playground are always available should any issues arise during the day. They have our school’s best interest at heart and are eager to keep improving the app to meet whatever their centers need. Would highly recommend this app to any school!
Temple Isaiah Preschool
Getting Playground is the best thing we have done this year! Playground has saved us lots of time since we no longer have to make sign-in sheets for all of the students every month. We also save time on filing because if we need to see a class attendance roster for a specific date, we can print it out. My parents love Playground because they don't have to use pens or look for their child's name in the sign-in book. The customer service has been outstanding — whenever I contact the support services I get a response right away. Playground has completely uncluttered my office.
We’re very, very data-driven and Playground has been essential to help us collect important data related to check-in and other parts of our daily operations. At the same time, family engagement is extremely important, and being able to stay in contact with our families has been essential to maintaining strong relationships with the community. Their service has been truly exceptional…if there’s something I need, the communication goes above and beyond what you’d expect. I really appreciate how quickly things happen when I’ve asked for new features or updates to make Playground work for our needs. I’ve shared Playground with my colleagues at other Head Starts and wouldn’t hesitate to share our experience with any other Head Start.
Kaycee Cottone, IS/ERSEA Director
Southern Oregon Head Start
Every center runs differently and Playground adapted to that. We’re very pleased with how you’ve helped us get going and you’ve made sure what we’ve asked to be added to the software actually does.
St. John Lutheran Church
I've recommended Playground to half a dozen other preschools. We absolutely love how it lets parents sign in and out contactlessly without entering the building. Our center has grown alongside Playground!
Chanel Benton, Director
Detroit Learning Academy
Our school usually has an open campus policy, however, due to the pandemic we had to close our campus to parents. We were looking for a contactless option and Playground came to our rescue. Not only does Playground provide a service that simplifies and speeds up our drop off process it's also easy to use for both school staff and guardians. Customer support is clutch! I refer to the fix it team as the wizards. No matter what the issue is I can count on the team to resolve it in a timely manner. They are always willing to go above and beyond to address my concerns. They are open to suggestions and feedback to make Playground as efficient as it can be. I appreciate their efforts! When we first implemented Playground parents were skeptical. Once they started using the app everyone was thrilled on how easy and intuitive it was. There is very minimal work for parents. It's just sign and go!
Westside Neighborhood School
It has been a real pleasure working with Playground. The customer service team is extremely responsive and eager to please and we have watched as they updated and upgraded their app all year. The Playground interface is simple and easy to use on both the parent and administrator side creating a smooth carpool process for our preschool families that is also in compliance with the Department of Social Services requirements. Playground is a major upgrade from our previous paper and pen sign in/out process saving us tons of time during carpool. The hands free process has also been crucial this year, during the pandemic when collecting physical signatures during carpool would have been impossible. We feel safer knowing exactly who is on campus, what time they arrived or left and with whom.
Gindi Maimonides Academy
The Playground app has made our arrival and dismissal times feel seamless! The parents love the ease with which they are able to quickly sign their children in and out without the time it used to take to locate the correct classroom list the child was on. Whenever there has been a problem or glitch, customer support replies quickly and efficiently. They listen carefully to recommendations and make the app as user friendly as possible. We love using Playground!
Kadima Day School
Playground has made an effort to prioritize customer service and follow through on their promises. They proactively reach out to see how we’re doing. We each get back hours every week that are now spent reaching out to families to create more personal connections. We’re able to collaborate more with them because we can meet them where they are with the tools that Playground provides. Camp Fire Columbia leads with our values and Playground has done a great job learning about these to design systems and programs that help us to deliver on them every day.
Camp Fire Columbia
The new rollout of the immunizations tracker eliminates all the pencil and paper tasks and will notify me of upcoming immunizations. This is a game-changer! It checks every box for what I need to be able to add that time spent previously back into my day to allow for other tasks. The staff at Playground has gone above and beyond to answer all of our questions, and grant us our wishes/ideas for the program.
Robyn Burck, School Administrator
Playground simply makes my life easier because I know exactly where all my information is. I no longer have to go through files or wonder where a teacher put a sign-in sheet.
Dr. Tamar Andrews
Temple Isaiah Preschool
Before Playground, we had a very cumbersome process for signing students out with papers flying around on clipboards, pens and hand sanitizers falling on the ground, etc. Now it is so simple and easy and contactless. Parents love it and the staff loves it. The program is user-friendly. The Playground staff was outstanding when we needed assistance getting things set up and troubleshooting. I highly recommend this app.
Montessori of New Paltz
Playground has been a game changer for our school. With the ease of signing kids in and out and organizing temperature checks it has streamlined our process. The ability to quickly send reminder messages to parents through the bulletin board tab allows simple, easy communication to parents. The costumer service and support staff has always been quick to respond. Parents love the contactless features and the ease of signing in on their phone! I would highly recommend Playground to anyone that wants to streamline their attendance process!
Early Years Learning Center
Playground is really simple and lightning fast. The onboarding process was smooth and easy - they helped us put together a plan so that our parents and teachers felt prepared when we started to use Playground. The team is always responsive and constantly uses our feedback to improve the app. Our parents and our teachers love the app!
Creative Mind Preschool
Playground’s service and software are amazing! Whenever I’ve brought a need or fix to their attention they’ve either figured out how to fix it right then or told me a specific date it would be ready. My staff and parents have used the live chat and the response time is amazing. You’re always available and I don’t have to wait to hear back from you. We’re really looking forward to adding even more features as we grow with Playground.
Kaitlynn Snider, Director of Operations
Boys & Girls Club of the Mountain Empire
You’re so customer-friendly. Playground adapts to us and it’s so cool to have that, we ask for something and you make it happen. Your level of service is unique compared to any other vendor. It’s like you’re an extension of our program and feels like you’re actually on our campus. I was a teacher before and when I came back to the office, I’d thought Playground was going to be too techy and hard to adopt. When (co-founder) Sasha Reiss came in and did hands-on training with staff and families, it made sure we didn’t struggle and provided us a lot of value.
Denisse Cardenas, Assistant Director
Calvary Chapel Christian Pre-School