Best Child Care Software

Child care software manages the internal operations (like scheduling, attendance, and billing) of child care centers and preschool programs, as well as facilitates communication (messaging, notifications, alerts, and feedback) between parent and teacher. The software streamline and centralize child care center operations on a single platform. The software simplifies and increases the efficiency of the creation and modification of regular progress reports, billing invoices, student profiles, and overall documentation. Child care software increases parent engagement and classroom management via technology/mobile devices. Child care software is usually cloud-based, deployed on already existing mobile devices, and works alongside accounting and student information systems, and often includes features of digital visitor management software.

To qualify for inclusion in the Child Care category, a product must:

  • Be exclusively used within the child care industry and not apply to any other industry
  • Automate attendance and check-ins
  • Track development and progress of children’s learning
  • Offer a platform of communication between parent and teacher
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    EZCare online software is designed for today's childcare professional and makes enrollment, billing, scheduling, and parent engagement easy. Web-based and mobile optimized, you can access your data on every device. EZCare family engagement tools include EZSmiles, a mobile app that keeps parents connected to your center throughout the day, and a parent portal that lets parents make payments, and update child/family information. These tools promote family-child conversation and increase engagement at home.

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    Tadpoles is revolutionizing the childcare and preschool market by helping to streamline operations through mobile technology.


    Brightwheel is the most powerful, easy-to-use software in early education! It's the easiest and fastest way to handle roster management, attendance, room ratios, assessments, photos, videos, messaging, calendars, paperless invoicing and more! Save time managing your business and classroom workflows. Save money by spending less on paper and other systems. Delight parents with photos + video updates, paperless invoicing and more!


    Procare Software's All-In-One system powers 30,000+ child-centered businesses and is the ONLY comprehensive childcare management solution designed to grow with you. The modular format streamlines child/family data in childcare centers, daycare, after-school programs, school districts and child activity centers. Procare simplifies tuition collection, classroom management, parent communications and data access with the exclusive integrated services of Tuition Express, KidReports & Procare Cloud.


    EZCare online software is designed for todays childcare professional and makes enrollment, billing, scheduling, and parent engagement easy. EZCare eliminates administrative hassles and simplifies recordkeeping


    Childcare Manager helps simplify the management childcare centers, preschools, and before/after school programs.


    Child Care CRM is a web-based customer relationship management and marketing system designed specifically for the child care industry.


    Famly provides features for seamless child care administration, child attendance, staff management, reporting, parent communication, child development and much more. Famly is developed in close cooperation with a wide range of childcare providers to ensure that everything it does comes from a deep understanding of your everyday workflow. We believe in building lasting customer relationships through dedicated 24/7 success support.


    An online way to manage enrollment, scheduling, attendance, billing and communications for your center, afterschool, and preschool programs.


    sparkADMIN offers an integrated software package to meet administrative needs with the diverse curriculum features sparkPRO can offer.


    ChildCare Office Pro is a complete software package complete with guardian, child and employee information.


    Kidkonnect™ - The most popular choice in school Apps. Kidkonnect™ – The smartest way to connect schools , parents and teachers. Kidkonnect is available in smartphones as well as a web based application. Kidkonnect™ - Helps schools to Communicate, Share, Organize and Learn. Kidkonnect™ - The ultimate school to parent communication tool. This School Application provides schools with an easy way to update parents everything they need to know about the school, like Diary, Insta Alerts, Personal Comments, Events and Galleries, Holiday Calendar, School Notices, School Timetables, Absentee Forms, School Documents, and much more. Kidkonnect™ - Gives real time updates of class activities of your loved ones. Now teachers can access Kidkonnect™ from their smartphones, This helps them to share classroom updates in real time. Kidkonnect™ - is very flexible to allow schools to create their own customized content and provides a great alternative to SMS alerts by using Free Push Alert Notifications directly to the parents smartphones and Web application. Kidkonnect™ - can be plugged in to Schools Existing website and can be easily accessed. Kidkonnect™ - Our Fun n learn Feature allows the school to share the class activities / curriculum with parents. This helps them to view and practice the same at home, Kidkonnect™ - Makes easily access Information anywhere anytime.


    KidReports was founded in 2011 in order to help parents stay connected with their children. Since then, we have grown into a complete tool for digital classroom management, parent communication and engagement, and licensing compliance. Now in use across the United States and internationally, KidReports provides the most customizable and flexible set of tools for tracking activities, messaging parents, and keeping digital records.


    Minute Menu Kids Pro is used by about 30,000 family child care providers across the US to record menus and attendance, manage child information, prepare their taxes, invoice parents, prepare lesson plans, and more!


    The only all-in-one, all-inclusive, cloud-based child care solution! Smartcare is an easy to use childcare software solution that has changed the way child care center owners, directors, teachers, and parents connect. Whether you're using SmartCare on an iPad or the web, our user-friendly software does all the hard work for you while you focus on what matters most...children! We serve customers with single locations of 20 or more children and multi-location enterprises. Simple monthly payments, support, training & set up.


    Abacus is an award-winning nursery management software which allows child carers to concentrate on providing a loving environment for children. By taking the time-consuming nature out of administration tasks and invoicing, it allows settings to focus on what they do best. Like every child, your setting is unique and the difference Abacus makes to the way you work becomes clearer over time. Here are just 4 ways in which our software can transform the way you manage everyday tasks: Data security With so much sensitive data, you need to be sure it’s all held safely and cannot be lost easily. With Abacus, you can safeguard personal data 24/7. You can even lock down parts of the system so that only certain members of staff can access it. All this makes it much more secure than a paper-based system. Staff management Abacus allows you to store staff information, schedule shifts, manage ratios and diarise training, enabling you to always stay on top of your team management. Super quick invoicing Abacus calculates free entitlement, childcare vouchers and more, so the invoices parents receive are always accurate. Parents can receive invoices straight to their inbox so you can save on printing, too! Remarkable reporting With Abacus nursery management software, you can run reports to make sure nothing gets forgotten. Whether it’s outstanding payments, free entitlement allocation, registers, milk or occupancy, you’ll always be on top of things.


    Affinety Solutions advanced billing and attendance feature is ideal for managing child care program for school aged children as well as infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.


    bob' the Child Care Manager has many features to save you valuable time and to help you organize your administrative tasks and to give you more time to focus on what's really important . . . the children!


    Childcare by Tadpoles is revolutionizing the childcare and preschool market by helping to streamline operations and parent communication through mobile technology.


    ChildCareIRiS is a cloud-based application that is designed to support child care providers by easing common staffing pain points so providers can focus on operating their high-quality programs more efficiently.


    ChildDiary is a new service that extends the communication between educators and parents by enabling educators to document daily records, development observations and also share spontaneous communications that can be shared instantly with parents.


    Preschool tool that enhances productivity and communication between kindergarten, DayCare, teachers and parents.


    Daycare Works allows School Districts to organize and manage Before & After school care, school clubs, sports teams and community education programs through a safe online, web-based or mobile, portal from one central online location.


    Our innovative systems make it easy to manage enquiries and marketing, enrolments, waitlists, room transitions, staff rosters and ratios, visitor tracking, invoicing and all other aspects of day to day childcare administration.


    Early education software to document learning and inform parents, nurturing parent-teacher connections.


    EduKids Connect Systems provides a mobile and web based information system for childcare centers to connect with parents, improve compliance and reduces costs.


    extendedReach offers an easy, affordable way to track children, foster homes, case notes, reports, and outcomes.


    WARNING! If you are looking for boring administrative software you have come to the wrong place. HiMama is fun, easy-to-use software for savvy child care programs that are tired of paperwork taking over their centers. HiMama provides an easy way to record and share children's activities, everything from silly and fun moments to learning and development to involve parents and improve outcomes for children. The program also has powerful reporting and staff management features for directors. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2hkF9ub


    iCare is a profitable way to manage childcare and create better parent-teacher communication.It's the easiest and most profitable way to manage childcare and create better parent-teacher communication.


    Instant Nursery manager has everything that you will ever need, saving you hours of management time.


    Kaymbu is the leading family engagement and classroom documentation tool for early education programs. From simple photo sharing to rich visual assessment, Kaymbu connects educators with young, digital-native parents.


    This is what KigaRoo offers to Kindergartens, Daycares, Nurseries, and Nannies.


    MomentPath is a Care Relationship Management Platform that helps Early Childhood Education & Care centers ditch their daily paper sheets and engage with parents in an easier, more meaningful, digital manner. Our platform allows daycares & preschools to send parents real-time updates of a plethora of activities, including pictures & videos of arts/crafts/learning/play time, potty usage, nap times, meals, incidents, etc. It also has a centralized calendar for announcements, curriculum and menus. Directors can also use a number of standard & custom reports to keep track of important statistics, such as teacher-to-child ratios, number of children checked into the facility, etc.


    MyDaycare Plus is a friendly solution for child care centres on the market.


    NoHo Software offers an integrated suite of software products designed to meet the needs of both subsidized and tuition based childcare programs.


    Remini enables teachers and directors to document and share photos, messages, videos, newsletters, events, developmental milestones and much more to tell the story of each child at our school.


    Looking for software that does everything AND is easy-to-use? Sandbox manages all of your administrative tasks, processes electronic payments, and lets you communicate with your parents. Sandbox is fully web-based with modern screen designs that make it easy-to-use from anywhere. See why our customers love Sandbox with your own free 30 day trial today!


    School CRM is an innovative Customer Relationship Management Application specifically designedfor Child care industry that enables you to Measure, Manage and Improve your Lead Management, Marketing Campaigns which Results in ImprovingProfitability and Staying ahead of your competition.


    SchoolLeader is your childcare management software solution to take efficiency and productivity to new heights. Discover the very best in full featured management software designed specifically for the Childcare, Preschool, and Daycare industries.


    sparkPRO organises staff time, systemises procedures and provides a platform for consistency and quality during curriculum delivery.


    The TAI Mainframe life reinsurance administration system is a full featured system for IBM mainframe environments. It supports single and joint life products, disability income, and long term care for ceded, assumed, and retroceded processing of all types of reinsurance arrangements.


    Tiny Tweets is a web based solution for nurseries/child care providers catering to their needs of simplifying the tedious task of maintaining the daily dairy.


    123Daycare is an easy to use software for daycare centers, preschools and family homes and allows you to manage programs, classes, and families, track payments & more.


    Abacus Nursery Software is an award-winning nursery management software thats features include one click invoicing to detailed child information.


    World Class After School Care and Childcare Software


    ALISS is an automated life insurance sales system.


    Alpha Cares has developed a revolutionary approach that helps eliminate frustrations and uncertainty associated with the child care business, especially in the area of business logistics.


    BestClass allows you to power online registrations and payments with a suite of tools tailor made for classes, camps, events and after school programs.


    Parent Relief's bizAdvantage consists of various tools that helps children's service providers manage their services better


    The platform enables you to easily log all information about childrens activities and learning.