Smartcare vs Procare

A Software Comparision

See how Smartcare’s child care software performs against Procare

We are on a mission to be the best technology partner for childcare centers.  We admire what you do – caring for and educating children, dealing with parents, and doing it all with a smile even on the toughest of days!  Our goal is to bring technology to help where it can.  We want to make day-to-day administrative tasks easy for directors, create a delightful experience for your digitally native parents, and streamline record keeping for teachers.

When considering which child care management software is right for you, there’s a number of aspects to consider: Ease of use, implementation, training, software features, integrations, and price.

This page can help you get a sense for how Smartcare compares to Procare Software.

Smartcare Overview


Smartcare was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. We serve about 2,000 child care centers in all 50 states. Smartcare typically works best in centers with more than 60 children and in chains of two or more centers.  Our highlight features include:


  • Grow enrollment with lead management and online registration.
  • Stay safe and secure with touchless, digital check in/out and door lock integration.
  • Automate repetitive tasks with automatic billing, mobile and online parent payments, and easy reporting.
  • Communicate with families in the app, email and text messages.
  • Educate in addition to care with activity tracking, lesson plans and assessments.

Procare Overview


Procare, founded in 1992, is one of the first generation of childcare software solutions.  Procare software is typically installed on a computer in the childcare center and now it can be hosted on a virtual computer for remote access.  It typically works best for single centers who want a solution on their own computer and want to focus mostly on back office functionality.

Software Comparision


Software-as-a-Service (access anywhere)
Mobile applications
Automatic intuition billing
Electronic parent payments
Agency billing
Email and SMS
Multi-location management
Payroll intergration
Door lock integration
Quickbooks integration
Online lead capture
Online enrollment
Meal tracking
Activity tracking
Lesson plans
Training and implementation
Customer support
Price$99 per location per month plus $198 to start. 2.85% of credit card transactions. $0.40 per ACH transaction$199 per location per month. Credit card pricing varies by card type and can up to 3.45%. $1.00 per ACH transaction

Choosing a Child Care Management Software



Choosing the right child care software platform is a big decision. We understand that you’ll want to explore your options, weigh differences, and choose the platform that best meets your needs. 

To help explore all that Smartcare can do for your center, you can book a live software demo webinar with a member of the Smartcare team. 

Schedule a live demo today and see how easy it is to manage attendance, communicate with parents, share photos and videos, automate billing, and more, all from one app!

Set up a time for a free demo to learn more. See what Smartcare can do for you.

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