Software Comparison

Your child care program deserves only the best administration software. Here’s how Smartcare compares to other softwares on the market.

Choosing a Child Care Management Software


Building a successful and sustainable business today means integrating a business management software into your child care center

Finding the right child care management software doesn’t have to be hard. You’ll want to consider: ease of use, training, software features, integrations, and price.

If you’re looking to make day-to-day administrative tasks easy and create a pleasant experience for digitally native parents at an affordable price, Smartcare is here to help. Our leading software provides more services than any others on the market. It’s perfect for everyone from home-run daycares to multi-location child care franchises.

Core Features & Benefits

Multi-Location Management


  • Real-time analytics on all your centers
  • Manage potential family leads from a central location
  • Store, search, and share documents across your entire organization

Parent App

  • Update families with important news, photos, and videos
  • Paperless QR Code sign in and out on our kiosk
  • Parents can easily pay their bills from our app
  • Securely store medical and immunization records
  • Automate billing

Center Management

  • Automate lead follow-up
  • Customize an online enrollments page
  • Seamlessly import new family information
  • Manage child and family records in one place
  • Accessible on any device

Classroom Management

  • Track activities such as diapers, bathroom visits, meals, naps, and incidents
  • Manage attendance
  • Simple communication between teachers and parents
  • Provide drop off notes to teachers
  • Tools for lesson planning, curriculum, and assessments

After School Attendance

  • Easy-to-use solution for afterschool programs
  • Instant updates to parents
  • Secure PIN-based or signature-based check out

How We Stack Up To The Competition


Modern child care programs need modern technology solutions. Other software options only focus on your end of the business. A good child care center wants everyone to have the best experience possible. That includes making the parents’ lives easier, setting up your employees for success, and giving children a positive daycare experience.

See how our leading platform compares to other child care management softwares on the market.

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Software-as-a-Service (access anywhere)
Mobile applications
Electronic parent payments
Agency billing
Email and SMS
Multi-location management
Employee hour tracking
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 transactionMonthly fee based on school size plus Credit Card and ACH fees.$199 per location per month. Credit card pricing varies by card type and can up to 3.45%. $1.00 per ACH transaction$59 – $149 per locations per month, depending on plan. $195 – $495 one time setup fee, depending on plan. Transactions fees vary per customer.


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