DayCare Works is a cloud-based child care management solution. The solution is designed to assist Montessori schools, preschools, faith-based schools and franchised child care centers. Key features include recordkeeping, attendance tracking, meal-program tracking and automatic billing.
The solution helps users manage their day-to-day operations, scheduling, billing and communications. It allows families to register online and customize their enrollment process. It also allows parents to connect with their child care center via a family portal.
DayCare Works enables parents to pay online and view their payment history. It helps users customize and organize calendars; they can add daily activities and lunch menus.
Mobile apps are available for Android and iOS devices. It provides support via live chat, training videos and customized trainings.
Andrew from Wisconsin Youth Company
-Parent Portal- online registration, online payments, statements, info management, emails sent to parents from the database & other communications options as well
-Hosted solution- their servers are more secure than our little non-profit server
-Highly Customizable- Have fulfilled all of our customization needs (areas they have customized for us: registration process, child fields, parent fields, contact fields, program registration setup, reports, statements)
-Responsive customer service- urgent needs are resolved quickly & for other general items responses are received usually within 24 hours
-Scalable- Batch tuition posting, auto-pay, program cloning and batch statement emailing allows us to continue to grow and not feel constrained by a database.
-It may take a while to get your customization set up. Be sure to plan ahead.
-Occasional registration glitches have needed some troubleshooting (only about 1 in 1000), such as a parent having a browser or credit card issue
We are very happy with our switch to Daycare Works. I remember reviewing many of the solutions that appear at the top of the Capterra list and found them wanting. This was the only solution we found that fit all of our particular needs at a decent cost. All of my communication with the Daycare Works staff has been friendly and very positive.