About ChildWatch

ChildWatch is an end-to-end software solution for childcare providers in the United States. The application facilitates client/child registration, scheduling, billing, and communications throughout the childcare engagement. Additional features cover all aspects of running a childcare facility, including employee scheduling and child attendance tracking. The Web-based app works on desktops and a mobile version is available.

The software handles all types of client data, including contact information, billing status, and immunization records. Client records also feature customizable fields for entering additional information. ChildWatch manages registrations, tracks attendance, and generates detailed reports for parents.

ChildWatch also features employee management tools. The application provides an integrated time. Payroll data can be directly exported to QuickBooks. Because ChildWatch also manages activities and classes, the application also lets users schedule employees directly from its dashboard. A variety of reports can be generated, including enrollment and attendance reports, as well as detailed revenue reports.

The Web-based app features 256-bit SSL encryption and 24/7 access from any location with an Internet connection.

Pricing starting from:

US$49,95/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of ChildWatch

• Register children and create family profiles efficiently.
• Manage classes, child and employee schedules, and billing from the ChildWatch interface.
• Administer the CACFP program with ChildWatch’s built-in tools that help maintain and prove compliance with the program.
• Track revenue and expenses, including payroll, and export the results to QuickBooks.
• Securely store private client and employee data with user access from any Internet connection.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$49,95/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to ChildWatch

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Features

Total features of ChildWatch: 45

  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Portal
  • Communications Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Reports
  • Daily Reports
  • Data Security
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Immunisation & Allergy Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Mailing List Management
  • Meal / Nutrition Management
  • Member Database
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Location
  • Parent Portal
  • Payment Processing
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Check-in/Check-out
  • Self Service Portal
  • Student Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Video Support
  • Wait List Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,5 /5
(17)
Value for Money
4,4/5
Features
4,1/5
Ease of Use
4,4/5
Customer Support
4,7/5

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Theresa C.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Amazing Product for a Childcare Facility!

Reviewed on 2020/01/23

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

Pros

Childwatch has been a life saver when it comes to being user friendly for staff, families and myself. My administrator staff really loves the amount of data we can provide on childwatch to give us the reports we need, as far as tracking attendance and their billing aspect on the software. The attendance feature makes sure that we are accounting for the children in our facility and billing where is needed. It also allows us to know where our children vs staff ratio needs to be for the day. Our billing feature lets us set up everything per family house hold instead of individual clients which is very time saving for our families. Also I personally love the amount of information I can submit about my staff. Anytime I have had a question and I reach out to Childwatchs support time I receive a response the day of, so no day delay is amazing!

Cons

As a child care facility we need a fully function software that utilizes CACFP functions. Unfortunately right now childwatch is in the works of providing that. Once its up and running there is no comparison!

Response from Remarkable Systems

Thank you for your kind words. We are please to hear our software solution is working well for your business and staff.

As of March 2020, the remainder of our extensive CACFP functionality will be updated to reflect the new meal patterns.

Luke S.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Childwatch review

Reviewed on 2019/12/20

Again there is not a perfect software out there. Childwatch is a great value for the money and is...

Again there is not a perfect software out there. Childwatch is a great value for the money and is especially great for smaller programs. Each time we had an issue it was very quickly resolved with support from the childwatch team. I have nothing but nice things to say about the software and the team of people working there.

Pros

The software is very easy to learn, use and train others to use. There are a lot of features for cost which is a great bonus when you are on a tight budget.

Cons

There is not a perfect software out there but for the cost Childwatch is a really great option. I think the biggest problem that we encountered was on the check in/out interface with parents having issues. Some of these were most likely user errors and some wifi capability issues.

Tom V.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Basic software, terrible support, no help, canceled

Reviewed on 2019/09/16

Very poor, not intuitive and wasted my time. I canceled it and they seem not to care at all. Not...

Very poor, not intuitive and wasted my time. I canceled it and they seem not to care at all. Not recommended. Limited program, thought it would be sufficient but it was poorly written and not supported. Avoid.

Pros

The A/R features were somewhat useful. Sign in seems well thought out though biometrics not supported.

Cons

Support and training sucked. Paid phone support only. Had to submit written questions and wait for answers on a limited schedule. If the program crashed you were out of luck. No searchable help. Online training minimal. We had live training sessions with people who did not know the program. Program is rather simplistic yet not clear at all and I am very experienced using software, writing software, etc. Inexpensive but still not worth it. Also no connection to Quickbooks Cloud.

Response from Remarkable Systems

Thank you for providing your feedback. Sometimes reviews are constructive and provide valuable information for future buyers to make an informed decision. Other times, they are so negative one might question their accuracy & motive....

That said, we are truly sorry that your experience with our services didn't match your expectations. As you can see on other reviews, we are known for providing excellent customer service and taking ownership. We do care deeply about our customers' success with our services.

We always aim to deliver a great experience and are gutted when our efforts fail.
Thanks again for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We will use the feedback to make us better and to ensure this doesn't happen again.

Stephanie H.
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  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The Childwatch system is a good software to use if you have a business in the childcare...

Reviewed on 2018/01/27

Pros

I liked the ability to use different programs and or rooms for the different ages. I like the ability to add photos for the kids and parents. I especially liked the calendar and parent portal.

Cons

My business is a drop in childcare so we had to manipulate the system quite a bit in order to accommodate hourly billing with the many different specials and programs we run here at the drop in child care center. We knew that from the beginning and tech support was very helpful in showing us how to do the things we needed to do in order to make it work for our center.

Carmen B.
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  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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ALL DAYCARE PROVIDERS SHOULD BE USING THIS SYSTEM! We are able to manage our day-to-day...

Reviewed on 2018/06/05

Pros

Our parents & employees were able to easily clock-in/out on any device and had access to the information, features specific to their role. We were able to easily record transitions, milestones, daily sheets, meal counts and so much more.

Cons

Nothing...
Our Parents and staff can access everything in their portal from any device at any time. It made keeping up with attendance, ratios and the knowledge of knowing that was present in the center at all times.

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ChildWatch FAQs

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ChildWatch offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$49,95/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Multiple service plan options available.

ChildWatch has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

ChildWatch supports the following languages:

English

ChildWatch supports the following devices:

ChildWatch integrates with the following applications:

QuickBooks Online Advanced

ChildWatch offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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