It is great pleasure to share the comments below that I received from child care directors using automated electronic forms. Knowing that I helped them be more effective in their efforts to care for and educate children is a great reward for me. They authorized me to post their email addresses so you can contact them directly if you wish.
“My search is over! For years I have been looking for a program to organize school paperwork and now it’s all at my fingertips. Guidestar is user-friendly and has saved me hours of work. I no longer have to make spreadsheet after spreadsheet to organize our files. Guidestar creates just what we need with one click of a mouse. I highly recommend this program for all preschools!”
Director, Beth Sholom Early Childhood Center
“I am so glad I responded to your email outreach. You made it amazingly easy for me to set up my electronic registration forms. Automated electronic forms significantly reduced my workload during my recent registration cycle. Most of my parents are so happy that I did this. So thank you so much for making my life easier!”
Director and Owner, The Little Red School House
“After 10 years of shuffling endless mounds of paperwork I have finally found the solution to my problem! Guidestar automated electronic forms are just what I was looking for to help my filing system get organized! No more questions of deciphering letters and phone numbers. Parents type all of the information and it is organized in a neat, simple way for retrieval. All of my information was customized to my specific needs and prompt personal assistance was always provided in a very timely manner. I am very pleased with this system. It is affordable for my small Center but efficient and easy for me and my families to use. Thank you Dr. Messing for such a wonderful lifesaver!”
Director, Muskingum University Center for Child Development
New Concord, Ohio
"Guidestar electronic forms changed our school's administrative operations for the better! The service provides many time- and work-saving features. Information is securely accessible by internet from anywhere (as opposed to proprietary software on designated computers). This has increased access to information for staff who have offices at different sites and/or work from home. Guidestar allowed our school to go paperless with enrollment applications and files; this change increased the school's financial and environmental sustainability, and overall efficiency. The tools package that comes with the service enables accurate record keeping and rapid creation and dissemination of information to families and teachers. Our teachers in particular appreciate having complete details about children and families much sooner than with our old paper system. Dr. Messing provides top-notch communications, customer service and technical support, and responds quickly and thoroughly to questions. Guidestar is a multi-functional service that meets our facility's information management needs at a reasonable cost, and I highly recommend this service."
Amy Pieren, Program Specialist
Shirley G. Moore Laboratory School and Early Childhood Education programs
Institute of Child Development
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
“Guidestar forms tailored all my forms to my individual needs. Dr. Messing responded quickly and clearly to all my questions. He made certain I understood everything. I am not comfortable with all computer programs but Dr. Messing made sure this was easily usable for me. He was prompt and professional from the start. I couldn’t believe how quickly he set up the program! I highly recommend Guidestar’s automated electronic forms to all directors!”
Director, Rhymes & Reasons
Teaneck, New Jersey
“I am so glad I responded to your email outreach. You made it amazingly easy for me to set up my electronic registration forms. Guidestar forms tailored all my forms to my individual needs. Dr. Messing responded quickly and clearly to all my questions. He was prompt and professional from the start. I couldn’t believe how quickly he set up the program! I am very pleased with this system. It is affordable for my small Center but efficient and easy for me and my families to use. I highly recommend Guidestar’s automated electronic forms to all directors!”
President & Director, Little Saints and Scholars Preschool
"Guidestar's electronic enrollment service helped increase our enrollment to the point that we had to add several new classes. With the simplicity of linking the enrollment forms to our website, there was no need to wait for the office to open to get the enrollment process started. Parents could submit all of the information right from home and we had immediate access to the information. Dr. Messing was always professional and patient. He walked me through every step and was willing to tweak the forms to my ever changing requests."
Principal, Radiant Life Academy
“I used to spend countless hours filing, reading, tracking, updating, and transcribing data from paper forms. It was completely overwhelming. Now parents type in all of the data. A color-coded, up to date spreadsheet tailored to my specific needs is just a click away at any time so I can see at a glance what forms are missing or expiring and what data has been entered for each child. I easily distribute all emergency information to the teachers electronically so they have immediate access on their phones at all times. No more piles of papers for them to carry. My licensing agent loved the ease and speed with which she was able to access all necessary data. This service has saved me so much time and stress I can’t imagine running my school without it. Guidestar Forms has been a lifesaver!”
Director of Early Childhoood and Family Engagement, Adas Israel Congregation
Washington, District of Columbia
(Alexis is my daughter. I originally developed the automated forms service for her preschool.)