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The check-in kiosk helps parents quickly and safely get their kids into your children's ministry. It is optimized for use at a touchscreen terminal, designed to work with a barcode scanner and name tag printer, and tied in to the rest of your City to help parents quickly sign in and help administrators know the people they're serving a little bit better.

For the Parent

By design, it provides an interface to help parents check their kids in and be on their way. After an initial sign in, all a parent needs to do is scan a barcode, select the kids they're checking in, and print out some name tags.

On a first visit to the kiosk, there are a couple more steps, but nothing more complicated than either signing in to The City or adding personal information. Using the alternate checkout mode after an event allows you to scan a barcode, get your kids, and go.

For the Church

Because the kiosk is integrated with the rest of The City, data regarding the parents and kids who check in to your ministry is constantly being updated as they enter it on Sunday mornings, and when they edit it in their City profiles. What this means is that there is no need to manually update family records, because parents are doing it for you. Even a parent who doesn't yet have a City profile is one step closer to your church, as the check in process creates an offline user for that person and their family.

Because the children's ministry module is group based, parents who check in their kids are automatically added to City groups representing their children's classrooms. This connects them to not only the teachers and ministry leaders interested in helping them train their children in the way of the Lord, but also other parents who have kids in a similar stage of life. It's a great way to enhance official ministry communications and more organic communication between church members.

Things to Remember

Though they have different purposes than the check-in kiosk, the pre-registration kiosk and checkout kiosk are essentially just different faces of the same tool.