ChildWatch

ChildWatch

Business management software for childcare centers

4.6/5 (14 reviews)

ChildWatch Overview

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
$40/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

ChildWatch Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
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The Childwatch system is a good software to use if you have a business in the childcare industry.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 1/27/2018
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

ALL DAYCARE PROVIDERS SHOULD BE USING THIS SYSTEM! We are able to manage our day-to-day operations

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 6/5/2018
Review Source: Capterra

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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Excellent product!

Reviewed on 9/11/2015
Review Source: Capterra

We have been associated with ChildWatch since we became CACFP sponsors--almost 5 years. Our state process can be very cumbersome and the need for reliable documentation is vital. Since I am the person who is responsible for all data, having a way to meet the reporting requirements that is correct and non-disputable is personally important as well as organizationally vital. ChildWatch has provided that consistency and given us the confidence in knowing we can provide "proof" and adherence to policies and procedures of CACFP with our documentation. As with anything, there have been challenges, but they have been addressed quickly and where necessary, changes made. I don't see how anyone can administer the CACFP program without having ChildWatch as their software support. Best decision our company President ever made!

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Great way to stay connected with parents!

Used Daily for Free Trial
Reviewed on 1/16/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I love this app allows me to keep track of diaper changes, meals served, and photos of children sent to parents daily.

Cons

So far I like everything about the software and haven’t run into any kinks.

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Outstanding customer service, excellent product

Reviewed on 8/27/2015
Review Source: Capterra

I am a long term Childwatch client and highly recommend this product. My center is part of a larger institution and the program compliments our standalone software capabilities. I find the interface extremely user friendly and logical. I am able to pull reports that display exactly what I need for my customers and for internal program needs. The monthly subscription cost is reasonable and the service has many features that I am not currently able to use, but you should! I can't speak highly enough of the customer service. I have never waiting more than a few hours for a response to any question, problem, or frustration I've experienced. The support team takes customer input very seriously and I've even seen system changes in direct response to the feedback I've given. Remarkable indeed.

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ChildWatch Pricing

Starting from
$40/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

ChildWatch Features

  • Customizable Reporting
  • Invoice Management

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Compliance Management
  • Custom Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Signature Capture
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Data
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for ChildWatch

Key features of ChildWatch

  • Activities & Classes
  • Attendance Kiosk
  • Attendance Management (kiosk)
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Calendar management
  • Child & Staff Scheduling
  • Childcare Center Management
  • Classroom Manager (ratios & attendance)
  • Client Billing
  • Client Messaging (text/email)
  • Client portal
  • Credit card integration
  • Customizable reporting
  • Data Importation
  • Daycare Operations
  • Electronic payments
  • Employee T&A (punch clock)
  • Mailing list management
  • Meal Programs
  • Menu Creation
  • Mobile alerts
  • Parent Portal
  • Photo albums
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Records management
  • Registration management
  • Scheduling
  • ePayments

Benefits

• 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.

ChildWatch FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for ChildWatch.

Q. What type of pricing plans does ChildWatch offer?

ChildWatch offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: $40/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Q. What are the main features of ChildWatch?

ChildWatch offers the following features:

  • Activities & Classes
  • Attendance Kiosk
  • Attendance Management (kiosk)
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Calendar management
  • Child & Staff Scheduling
  • Childcare Center Management
  • Classroom Manager (ratios & attendance)
  • Client Billing
  • Client Messaging (text/email)
  • Client portal
  • Credit card integration
  • Customizable reporting
  • Data Importation
  • Daycare Operations
  • Electronic payments
  • Employee T&A (punch clock)
  • Mailing list management
  • Meal Programs
  • Menu Creation
  • Mobile alerts
  • Parent Portal
  • Photo albums
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Records management
  • Registration management
  • Scheduling
  • ePayments

Q. Who are the typical users of ChildWatch?

ChildWatch has the following typical customers:

Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does ChildWatch support?

ChildWatch supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does ChildWatch offer?

ChildWatch has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does ChildWatch support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices ChildWatch supports

Q. What other apps does ChildWatch integrate with?

ChildWatch integrates with the following applications:

QuickBooks, Retently

Q. What level of support does ChildWatch offer?

ChildWatch offers the following support options:

Online Support, Phone Support