Child Care Business Software
Business software can help your daycare run more efficiently and effectively. You'll not only save time and money but avoid human errors as well.
Each child care software is almost as unique as your business. Finding the right software for your business means matching your business requirements to a software package. So, before you purchase child care center software, be sure you've evaluated your business needs.
Once you have a clear picture of what your child care business requires, you'll be better prepared to assess the software programs available and determine which is best suited to your business.
Virtually all child care management software will handle basic administration functions such as:
- Family and child information
- Child medical information such as immunizations
- Employee information
- Accounting (including accounts receivable and accounts payable)
- Scheduling and attendance
- Waiting lists
Advanced software such as EZ-Care2 helps you automate many more tasks with features like online registration and electronic fee collection. It also improves security with fingerprint scanners and door access control. EZ-Care2 offers a modular design that allows you to purchase only the features you need. So, if right now you need to maintain child records and track meal information but don't need to track scheduling and meals, you only pay for the modules you're going to use. Of course, if later you need to add new functionalities such as meal tracking, you can simply add on the corresponding module. Request a free demo of EZ-Care2.
Guardian Care has a national online database called ProviderGuard that provides information about how families pay their childcare bills and allows providers to search payment history on potential clients, make a report on current delinquent clients, and collect old payments from past clients.
If you're on a limited budget and prefer to manage just the most basic tasks, try Daycare Manager Pro. It's not the greatest child care management software out there. But the time and money it saves is certainly worth more than it's price tag of $49.95.