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How to make an entry on the iPad app

Modified on Mon, 11 Jul 2022 at 01:18 AM

As a teacher, you can document every part of your day in the classroom. You can record various events during a child’s day in the form of an entry. An entry is information logged on a specific child's timeline indicating what they did or what happened during their day. This entry will then be added to a child’s timeline, allowing their parent to get a glimpse into what their child has done for the day and be alerted of any important issues. 

Follow the instructions below to make an entry using the Daily Connect app on an iPad. 

  1. Select an entry from the list of entries in the tab on the left-side of your screen. 

  1. Choose the entry to record. 

  1. Indicate the time and duration of the event.

  • Select the timer to record the duration of an ongoing event and set an alarm after a specific length of time has elapsed. 

  • The timer and alarm features are available for bottle, solid, sleep, mood, activity, incident report, milestone, nursing, pumping, potty, and cup entries.

  1. Complete the Notes field to add a message or description with additional information to the entry. 

  1. Indicate the entry category.  

  • Some entries e.g. Solid, display a plus icon that you can tap to create and add a new label for an entry category.

  1. Select Add photo to add an accompanying image to the entry. 

  • Photos can only be added to solid, diaper, activity, incident report, upload photo, diary, milestone, health, potty, medicine, and observation entries. 


  1. Check the Add to portfolio box to add the entry to the child’s portfolio. 

A portfolio is a collection of entries that are only visible to staff but can be shared with parents in a presentation or as a pdf document. 

  • Only observations, photos, diary, activity, or milestone entries can be added to the portfolio.

  1. Select Save. The entry will be displayed on the child’s timeline, indicating the time the entry was made, the teacher that made the entry, and in which classroom the child was. 

  1. To view a child’s entry history, select their name at the top of the homepage. Their list of entries will be listed in descending chronological order.


To learn more about teacher accounts and features available to you, go to the How-To Videos at the bottom of the Settings page or watch these video tutorials.

NOTE: The following can only be done on the Daily Connect web app:

  • Editing an existing entry

  • Making entries in bulk 

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