KidKare

Childcare platform for home providers and daycare centers

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KidKare Overview

What is KidKare?

KidKare is a childcare platform that allows home providers, daycare centers, and food sponsors to manage meal programs, claims processing, and accounting operations. It enables businesses to record children’s attendance and automatically calculate the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) claims in accordance with federal and state regulations.

Organizations can send enrollment forms to parents, create new records with details including name, birth date, or assigned classrooms, and determine children’s eligibility for meal benefits. Managers can create daily, weekly, and monthly meal plans, configure food combination rules, edit menu templates, and export food lists in XLSX format. Using KidKare’s self-service portal, parents can access a child’s class schedules, make fee payments via credit or debit cards, and filter invoices by name or date range from the database.

KidKare lets sponsors track attendance, meal counts, and food expenses to facilitate CACFP reimbursement. Administrators can grant access permissions to specific staff members and create vendor records with details including name, address, or contact number. Other features of the software include reporting, receipt generation, scheduling, and menu management.

KidKare Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$9.95/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

KidKare offers a free trial of 30 days, after which the software can be availed for specific modules, outlined below:
KidKare Accounting: $9.95 per month, $99 per year
KidKare Food Program: $99 per month


KidKare Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

KidKare add child details
KidKare child enrollment
KidKare eForms
KidKare meal scheduling
KidKare meal planning
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KidKare Reviews

KidKare Reviews

Overall rating
4.7
/
5
Excellent
381

Very good
101

Average
10

Poor
5

Terrible
8

Value for Money
4.5
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.5
95% recommended this app
Cheryl W.

Love being able to record my childcare meals online

I love my experience as far as my child care business goes. I have not used the accounting software but I am considering signing up for that.
As I stated, the customer service side is the only downfall so far. I haven't had to use the customer service for a while so I hope it has improved.


Nancy P.

Good program but needs invoice change


Melissa H.

Disappointing, abysmal performance

electronic reporting to CACFP


Arlen W.

KidKare has a great interface and worked great overall!

I would highly recommend KidKare to anyone needing to meal plan for students.


Georgina M.

Comprehensive and Simple

Great experience. I find myself digging deeper to see if I can find additional helpful features.


Cheryl W.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: Self Employed

Love being able to record my childcare meals online

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2/01/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I love my experience as far as my child care business goes. I have not used the accounting software but I am considering signing up for that.
As I stated, the customer service side is the only downfall so far. I haven't had to use the customer service for a while so I hope it has improved.

Pros

I love the ease and availability on different devices to record my meals and attendance.

Cons

Customer service is very slow when you do need help...it takes days and sometimes weeks to get no answer most times. Very frustrating to say the least.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Nancy P.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: Self Employed

Good program but needs invoice change

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 29/08/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Easy to use, convenient, stores all kids that have been enrolled, report features are nice.

Cons

The main one for me in the invoicing. I do not send invoices to my parents or have any need to. I would love to have the option of just recording the payments. I hate creating invoices only to record a payment and the feature of reoccurring invoices is great if you receive the same amount from a parent every month which I don't

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Melissa H.

Disappointing, abysmal performance

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 18/01/2018
Review Source: Capterra

electronic reporting to CACFP

Pros

Web based application you can access from any device, simple data entry Nothing else to say good about this product, however, there aren't enough characters in the con category

Cons

Providers were forced to switch to this new program no later than October 2017. Once switched you quickly find that multiple features we had access to in Minute Menu were no longer available. On top of that, not all the reports work correctly, payments are not processing on time, not all invoices generate appropriately, parents have been double invoiced, parents were sent invoices from providers in other states with other children's names, child care rate, the providers name, address, and EIN number. There's also been instances of data being dropped out of the program that had been previously saved by the provider. The customer service is best described as non existent. It may take MONTHS for them to respond to a help ticket, that is if they respond at all. You will also find that your help tickets will get "closed" with zero communication and without the issue being resolved. We have been assured that the issues would get better, but in fact, the issues seem to be coming more and more regularly. This company absolutely does not provide what they promised or what we are paying for. IF you choose to use this program you will find yourself spending extra time re-entering information you've already input, calming parents down about double bills, and most likely experience getting your money late on a regular basis. There are other programs out there, I would suggest you find them because you will find nothing but frustration with KidKare.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Arlen W.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

KidKare has a great interface and worked great overall!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 10/07/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I would highly recommend KidKare to anyone needing to meal plan for students.

Pros

As a user, the interface is so simple and makes each section readily available for use. I really enjoy the colors in the software as well.

Cons

Reviewing information can be confusing at times due to the fact that some of that information isn't updated.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Georgina M.
Industry: Individual & Family Services
Company size: Self Employed

Comprehensive and Simple

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/06/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Great experience. I find myself digging deeper to see if I can find additional helpful features.

Pros

The menu planning is great and has all of the options needed. Even someone who lacks food planning knowledge can find this software appealing.

Cons

Not having the option to print all reports in color if desired. Have the ability for color in the reports allows for distinguishing different categories of information.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9.3/10
Based on 505 user ratings
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KidKare Pricing

KidKare Pricing

Starting from
US$9.95/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

KidKare offers a free trial of 30 days, after which the software can be availed for specific modules, outlined below:
KidKare Accounting: $9.95 per month, $99 per year
KidKare Food Program: $99 per month

KidKare offers a free trial of 30 days, after which the software can be availed for specific modules, outlined below:
KidKare Accounting: $9.95 per month, $99 per year
KidKare Food Program: $99 per month

Value for Money
4.5/5
Based on 505 user ratings
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KidKare Features

KidKare Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customisable Branding
Customisable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4.5/5
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Additional information for KidKare

Additional information for KidKare

Key features of KidKare

  • Attendance Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Forms Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Registration Management

KidKare FAQs

KidKare FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for KidKare.

Q. What type of pricing plans does KidKare offer?

KidKare offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$9.95/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

KidKare offers a free trial of 30 days, after which the software can be availed for specific modules, outlined below: KidKare Accounting: $9.95 per month, $99 per year KidKare Food Program: $99 per month

Q. What are the main features of KidKare?

KidKare offers the following features:

  • Attendance Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Forms Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Registration Management

Q. Who are the typical users of KidKare?

KidKare has the following typical customers:

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Q. What languages does KidKare support?

KidKare supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does KidKare offer?

KidKare has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does KidKare support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices KidKare supports

Q. What other apps does KidKare integrate with?

KidKare integrates with the following applications:

OnCare, Procare

Q. What level of support does KidKare offer?

KidKare offers the following support options:

Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials