Check-In/Check-Out


Versatility of CDM+ Check-In/Check-Out Has Users Thinking Outside Their Nurseries


CDM+ Check-In/Check-Out was released this summer as a tool to add security to childcare and bring accuracy and simplicity to tracking attendance. Since the program’s numerous options allow users to match Check-In/Check-Out with their ministry, we were curious to see exactly how CDM+ users would implement this product.

One CDM+ Check-In/Check-Out user shared with us how his church has expanded its use of the program. John Shaida of Radiant Church Assembly of God in Colorado Springs, Colo., says they started with staffed check-in but have since moved to self check-in.

 

“Now there are 3 stations for nursery and 3 for preschool, and the parents check in the children. We print 2 labels—one to put on the child and one for the parent to keep and present when he or she returns to claim the child,” he said. “Parents have commented on how much they appreciate the sense of security that process gives them.”

This is a prime example of how various hardware add-ons, such as label writers extend the power of Check-In/Check-Out.

Radiant Church also uses Check-In/Check-Out for its youth. “The young people seem to get a kick out of checking themselves in, so using Check-In/Check-Out there has dramatically improved tracking youth group attendance,” John said.

John also said that, while his church is not currently using Check-In/Check-Out to track adults’ attendance, they are thinking about doing it in the future.

Overall, John says he is very pleased with the program, but that “you can always improve on things.” To that end, John said, “I e-mailed [the support team] a list of suggested enhancements, and the programmers have already implemented some of them.”

Other Check-In/Check-Out users told us they have implemented or are exploring using CDM+ Check-In/Check-Out in the following ways:

  • At a soup kitchen
  • For campus ministries
  • With pager systems for parents

As John and these users have done, we encourage you to think outside the box, or better yet, outside of your nursery, when you think about CDM+ Check-In/Check-Out.

For more information about CDM+ Check-In/Check-Out, click here.