Kaymbu Features

Kaymbu

Classroom documentation tool for early education programs

4.74/5 (19 reviews)

Kaymbu Feature Summary

  • Check in / check out
  • Text messaging
  • Milestone tracking
  • Photo books
  • Document storage
  • Document management
  • Video management
  • Video sharing
  • Communication management
  • Visual documentation
  • Parent / child records management
  • Parent portal
  • Attendance management
  • Attendance tracking
  • Portfolio management
  • Newsletter management
  • Learning stories management
  • Student development tracking
  • Progress tracking
  • Digital daily sheets
  • Recorded voice phone calls
  • Email invitations & reminders
  • Activity tracking
  • Daily notes
  • Family engagement management
  • Photo sharing
  • Private visual messaging
  • Yearbooks
  • School portraits
  • Emergency messages
  • School branding
  • Storyboards
  • Multi-site management
  • Invoiced billing

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Mobile apps

iOS App


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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Kaymbu Feature Reviews

15 reviewers had the following to say about Kaymbu's features:

Denise Murtha

Easiest to Use

2017-02-16

This includes all meals, bottles, toileting, diaper changes, accidents, naps, medications and activities. There is also a place to add notes to parents.

Pros

The simplicity and ease of use is what makes this software a favorite. I also love the ability to crop the photos in order to get the best shot.

Cons

Once the photos go from Drafts to Moments, the photos still appear in drafts. This makes it hard to look through the drafts and know which photos have already been saved to Moments. I would prefer if the Draft photos disappeared once they were sent to Moments.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Kaymbu

Not at this time.

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Jessica Cady

We love this system!

2016-05-12

We also use it to record child observations and track development.

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Meghan Shanahan

Customer Service is Unrivaled

2018-06-04

Pros

Kaymbu is so user friendly, even when my child has a substitute teacher, updates and end of day progress are always tracked efficiently.

Cons

I do not have any cons to date. The only issue I have ever had with Kaymbu was a user issue. Clearly that cannot be held against the software.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Jamie Bell

Kaymbu in Our Classroom

2017-02-23

We use it for our digital portfolio and for sending pictures to parents of their child's daily activities. It has made our portfolio system much more intentional and organized!!

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Julie Bedard

Parents love it

2017-02-17

Kaymbu offers just what I was looking for - a quick way to take photos, tag them with learning domains and students' names and share them with parents.

Pros

Ease of use, daily digest, tags, goes to SMS in addition to email.

Cons

If I want to download a group of photos, it is very time intensive (we needed this for our yearbook).

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Lesa Valenzuela

Kudos to Kaymbu!

2017-02-23

Our school began using Kaymbu in our program, and it has made a significant difference in how teachers document learning. Although I think there is a bigger learning curve for teachers who aren't tech savvy, it is still easy and accessible for most of our teachers to use as a tool for creating current, up-to-date documentation.

Pros

I like the ability to use photos and texts to create simple ways to document children's learning. I love the ability to share with families right away and the emergency/urgent messaging has been very helpful on sending important messages like snow day closures.

Cons

We REALLY wish you could post more than one photo into a moment. I find teachers creating 5 or more moment pages to include the important photos that may have happened in a series. This is complicated for sending to families. Storyboards only allows us to upload the photos from Moments, so I think this is how the teachers have figured out how to utilize storyboards. Perhaps we are missing something....

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Kaymbu

As an coach/administrator--it would be great to have app access that would allow me to document and share with the team. Right now, I have to upload photos onto the computer and then do it from my desktop, which is not as time saving as I would like. Again, the ability to post more than one photo into the Moments would be ideal, or to have Storyboards have the capacity to upload photos from the Kaymbu photo library (not just moments) or the iPad or Smartphone photo library.

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Anna Matchneva

Best tool to make learning visible

2017-02-23

It allows us to capture and share precious learning moments and make learning visible.

Pros

Easy to use Essential tool in the classroom to make learning visible

Cons

As with any technology, at times there might be glitches

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Kaymbu

Best tool in our classroom

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Kara Nishijima

Love the support and collaboration

2017-02-16

We have been using Kaymbu awhile now and it has been in integral part of how we do our documentation, sharing, and assessment. There has been a learning curve for some of our teachers, however, the support has been incredible.

Pros

I love the fact that it's constantly being improved.

Cons

When we want it to do something and it can't, BUT there's always a possibility of it eventually doing it. We just have to be patient. :)

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Kaymbu

Drag and drop, easier tagging, overall quicker with the photos? I guess I'm thinking about how iphotos (now just "Photos") work?

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Erin Carey

Amazing Experience

2017-02-16

Our parents feel more informed, our teachers have an easier time compiling developmental progress information, and we are very pleased with the experience so far.

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Susan Sowder

FUMCN uses Kaymbu

2017-02-24

Are there any plans for a calendar-type feature where future events could be planned and reminders sent out (via text or email)?

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Della Evans

Makes life easier!

2017-02-16

We love being able to quickly communicate with our parents and send home information on a daily basis without having to write everything down. Parents LOVE the pictures we can send them and the fact they get instant info through email/text.

Pros

Ease of use, communication with parents, ability to send pictures to parents at a moment's notice

Cons

There were some glitches but they seem to have been fixed

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Kaymbu

It would be nice to be able to send parents messages during the day without having to send the entire daily note home

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Luellen Matthews

Consistent Communication

2017-02-16

Our early education program, like many others had various mechanisms for parent communication-most hard copy paper, notes etc.

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Bailey Kent

The Kaymbu product and team are both amazing.

2017-05-16

the Kaymbu software brings us increased customer satisfaction and saves our staff time, both of which are invaluable to me as a business owner.

Pros

The tagging feature allows for our educators to quickly and easily categorize the photos they take - we have saved hours of staff time that used to be spent organizing digital photo files.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Sarah Jones

Great concept but has so much more potential!

2017-02-16

We use storyboard for our portfolios and I love the ability to customize the look of each one, I would love a way to separate them easily into folders, not just with tags. The interface is easy to view, but I feel as if some of the functions could flow more easily.

Pros

The ability to communicate with parents in photo or text form throughout the day.

Cons

The stability of the app as it crashes often.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Kaymbu

I love the updated new look!

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Denise Murtha

Love this!

2018-09-06

Pros

This software program is easy to use and puts important information right into the hands of those needing to know.

Cons

Not thrilled with the Nap section, as you have to enter each child’s information separately.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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