ChildWatch is a cloud-based childcare management solution that includes tools to manage small and midsize childcare and home daycare centers. Key modules include childcare center management, parent portal management, electronic payment processing and handling USDA CACFP claims.
With ChildWatch, center owners can build client profiles and manage data in a centralized database. It helps manage immunization records, emergency contact info and meeting schedules with parents. Centers can set parents' drop-off and pick-up times for their children while tracking daily attendance.
Parents can create customized portals and track their children's activities in real-time. They can also communicate with teachers, view upcoming events and pay their bills through the portal.
Centers can also record employees' in and out times to calculate daily working hours and integrate data with QuickBooks for payroll processing.
Other features include management for CACFP sponsorship, tracking meals and attendance, meal nutrition planning, claim processing and schedule reminders.
Stephanie from Bryson's Playroom, Inc
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.
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.
Randa from Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
Took some getting used to but in the end realized it was a very accurate system and if I could have had more use it was wonderful.
Katie from Happy Acres Ranch
Our center is unique and we love all the different features that can be easily tailored to our needs. One of reasons we love Childwatch so much is their ability to add/change features to meet our needs. We simply email a suggestion and it's done within a day! Some suggestions are more complex but Childwatch lets you know every step of the way as they are working on it. Talk about a company that serves a growing and changing business!
Patricia from Aaron Nutritional Services, Inc.
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!
Tori from Community Concepts, Inc.
ChildWatch support is amazing...thank you for you prompt service.
Jacqueline from Manchester Child Development Center
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.
Tom from ToddlerTown Preschool
Before we got ChildWatch we were languishing in paperwork. The Director was having trouble with mounting files and our federal nutrition program was taking much too much time in record-keeping I am truly thankful that we now have real time and historical data at our fingertips and the money it has saved us over the past few years is incalculable
Sandra from Angelkeeper Christian Learning Center
Would definitly recommand this program to other centers and have already.
The program was very easy to use and get around. The tutorials are a great help. Turn around time for help is fast. Great way to keep track of shot records updates.
Meal count form should be the same as the actual paper form that is reviewed by the state. That way when they come in to review you can show them your counts on paper on the state approved form.
Carla from Androscoggin Head Start & Child Care
Other software that you would purchase (in-store) could become out-dated before you learned how to use it. But with Child Watch, you get updated forms & information as needed and do not have to worry about purchasing a newer version; as CACFP rules change, so does Child Watch.
The way in which our Agency sponsors CACFP Home Daycare Providers & our own Head Start Centers has changed completely since we have gone with Child Watch; we save a great deal of time & money. Child Watch keeps us competitive.
Remarkable Product - user friendly
Remarkable training- as if they are there with you.
Remarkable Service - ready to listen & assist
Remarkable Support -always there for you
Lucy from St. Francis de Sales School
Highly recommend the program for small companies!
I implemented this program a year ago and am still learning some of the features. The customer support has been phenomenal-answering my smallest questions and treating me with with respect. They have a very quick turn around time for questions.
I would like to be able to "cafeteria" style choose what I need to have on my account. There may be a way to do that already, but that would require me deleting categories. I'd prefer to add on as needed.
Bryan from In The Neighborhood Child Care
I would highly recommend this product to any child care. Once it is set up and running it is very easy to maintain and use.
available from any PC
easy to customize
I have not found any con's I like it!
Patrell from Kidz ABC
We have recommended to others who are also using the program.
Meets our needs...
Very user friendly...
We have no issues with the system...