Within the Child Care Registration Options, each individual Program can indicate whether new first time families/accounts may register for a new Season.
When the option for Allow First Time and Inactive Accounts to Register is set to No, the system will not allow a student without a currently active contract in the current (approved with a start date of today or having already started) or one season past to register a new contract. For example, if this is set to No, a student who attended in a School Year Season would be allowed to register for an upcoming School Year Season during the summer months because it is one season past. However, if a family has not had any contracts with this specific Child Care Program before (or a contract in the current season that hasn't yet started), they will not be allowed to register.
Setting Allow First Time and Inactive Accounts to Register to Yes will allow anyone to request a contract. Since all contracts submitted online are pending, ultimately, staff have control over who gets into their program.
To set the option to allow first-time accounts to register or not register:
- Point to Child Care
- Select Registration Options
- Select the desired Registration Option then select the Modify option.
- Change the setting to Allow First Time and Inactive Accounts to Register to reflect the desired choice.
- Select Save.
If your system is not allowing families from one previous season to register, check the Start and End date of all previous Seasons to make sure there is no overlap of dates into the current Season. This can be audited from the Child Care > Seasons list view by reviewing the Start and End Date columns.