MLS: Nursury Class, age of children

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MLS: Nursury Class, age of children

Postby adoga » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:54 pm

From what i understand, the Nursury is automatically populated in MLS with children who are age 1-2. However, children aren't supposed to be members of nursury until they're 1.5 years old.

When trying to add a new class, it only allows a whole number to be entered into the age--not 1.5 or 18 months. Is there a workaround or does each child need to be added manually whenever they turn 1.5 years old?

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Postby aebrown » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:50 pm

adoga wrote:From what i understand, the Nursury is automatically populated in MLS with children who are age 1-2. However, children aren't supposed to be members of nursury until they're 1.5 years old.


Where did you hear that "age 1-2" are included? That's not true; the built-in Nursery class does indeed automatically move children into the class when they turn 18 months old.

adoga wrote:When trying to add a new class, it only allows a whole number to be entered into the age--not 1.5 or 18 months. Is there a workaround or does each child need to be added manually whenever they turn 1.5 years old?


If you use the built-in class, you won't have any problems. But you're right that if you try to create a custom class, you don't have any way to specify an age of 1.5. Other than your assumption that the built-in class isn't set up correctly (but it is correct), is there a reason you think you need to have a custom Nursery class?
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Postby adoga » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:52 pm

Oh, then the previous clerk must have created it as a custom class. How do I revert to the built-in nursury without resetting ALL classes?

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Postby aebrown » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:06 pm

adoga wrote:Oh, then the previous clerk must have created it as a custom class. How do I revert to the built-in nursury without resetting ALL classes?


If the built-in Nursery class has been deleted and replaced by a custom class, I don't know of any way to get it back other than the "reset classes" option. If you don't have any custom or split classes, the "reset classes" option won't be a big problem, but if you have many of those, it will be a big hassle to recreate those classes with the right rules and the right members.
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Postby adoga » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:19 pm

yeah, several are split. i'll have to schedule this one in. Thanks for your help!

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Postby adoga » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:27 pm

Out of curiosity, what does a Non-Custom "Nursury" class look like when you edit it? Does it have the ages 1-3? Does it look like this?
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Postby aebrown » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:44 pm

adoga wrote:Out of curiosity, what does a Non-Custom "Nursury" class look like when you edit it? Does it have the ages 1-3? Does it look like this?


It does look exactly like that. Of course, a custom Nursery class could look exactly the same. I don't know how to distinguish them by looking at the class. The way I would figure out if it is built-in or custom is to:

  1. Find a child that is between 12 and 18 months in age
  2. Go to that child's Individual Membership Record.
  3. On the Individual tab (the first tab) there is an "Organizations Member is Assigned to" section.
  4. Click the "Reset Organization for Member" link.
If it's the built-in Nursery class, then the child will not be in the class. If it's a custom class, the child will be in it.
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Postby adoga » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:24 pm

good tip. Thanks!


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