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Childcare Platform

About Solution

Childcare platform is a purposely designed promotional web solution as a part of the pilot project for implementation of the new Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) in the US childcare sector. QRIS awards ratings to caregivers (childcare centers, family childcare homes, etc.) based on strengths and weaknesses of their childcare programs, namely to which extent the program meets health, safety, relationship and curriculum standards.

The platform is designed for childcare providers, staff, parents and community partners to spread the word about the program and encourage the participation. In addition, to assist caregivers in the professional development and parents in the selection of the right provider, there’s a dedicated online environment with childcare program-related information for each of them. Childcare providers are also offered to go through the online accreditation process and use QRIS as a promotional and advertising tool for their services.

Childcare providers: registration and program application forms.

The careprovider is next offered to submit the program- and accreditation-related material to prove compliance to childcare standards.

Project History

The customer turned to EffectiveSoft with the request to develop a web solution that connects together childcare providers, parents and state department of education. The main requirement was to create a user-friendly online environment for each of the mentioned audience and admin part for managing users and accreditation-related data.

What and How We Did

Since the development team was provided only with the design mock-ups and a set of minimal requirements, it was decided to apply Agile development model. The project was characterized by weekly deliveries, regular team meetings and online conferences with the customer to ensure that the system is developed in accordance with customer’s requirements.

Languages and Technologies Used

At the end of the project the development team delivered a highly usable and appealing solution which now offers a new way for the audience to better access necessary information, share knowledge and practices, receive professional accreditation service and get assistance in making childcare arrangements.

Project Resume

Business model

Project-based (fixed price)

Development model

Agile

Project workload

About 2 200 man-hours

Team

A project manager, software development team, QA team

Documentation

System requirements specification, design mock-ups

Lines of code

28 000

Languages

PHP, JavaScript, SQL, HTML

Technologies & Tools

Zend Framework, AJAX, jQuery, JavaScript Framework, MVC, DHTML, CSS, XML, MySQL Server

Business need

Education and promotion in childcare sector

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