Who Uses This Software?

California child care agencies, preschools and Colleges and Universities offering childcare.

Average Ratings

4 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Pricing Details
    Additional costs for cloud option.
  • Free Version
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Live Online
  • Support
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • SoftCare Systems
  • www.softcaresystems.com
  • Founded 1995
  • United States

About ChildCareApp

For California Agencies Only: ChildCareApp/Cloud is a user friendly WINDOWS computer application for Single User, LAN Client-Server and Cloud. The program is designed for the management, preparation and reporting of child care family registration, attendance, fiscal and food program data. ChildCareApp contains easy to use functions in every area of child care center data management. No training is necessary. The application is specifically designed to save agencies significant staff time.

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ChildCareApp Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Check-in / Check-out
  • Child Care Center
  • Daily Reports
  • Employee Management
  • Food Program Records
  • Home-Based
  • Immunization Records
  • Lesson Plan Management
  • Mailing List Management
  • Menu Planning
  • Online Registration
  • Parent / Child Records
  • Parent Portal
  • Payment Processing
  • Photo Gallery
  • Text Messaging
  • Volunteer Management
  • Wait List Management

ChildCareApp Reviews

Love My Childcare System

Feb 01, 2010

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I Love ChildCare 4.0. I have 106 students and about 90 families in the system. I run 2 contracts with 5 classrooms and each contract is divided into 2 income catagories. The ChildCare 4.0 is very user friendly. The system allows me to have my familes enrolled in each contract. The system is great also because of how many CDE reports it automatically prints for me. The technical suppiort that Mr. Choate offers is great! I had never worked in a non-profit child care center before and because of the ease and continuous support of Mr. Choate the transition was easy and it also allowed me to grasp the concept of many aspects of a non-profit agency. I would definity encourage any one to purchase this system.

Cons: To me there is only one con. I would like an addition to make and print family notes to the file.

Overall: Buy it! Use It! Take the time to use this system to its full capacity!

Review of Childcare 4.0 Program

Feb 02, 2010

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: The development of this program is very challenging since it needs to meet specific requirements mandated by the State Department of Education. Additionally, features often need to be revised per changing State guidelines. Customer support is excellent and revisions are timely. The program saves an enormous amount of time - reports are generated on the computer which previously had to be done manually. Sign-in sheets and mailing labels make what was previously hours of work done more expeditiously.

Cons: At times, the program can be quirky. A report will just randomly drop a record that has been previously recorded. Information has to be re inputted. Attention to detail is required to make sure the information sent to the State is accurate. As it is not a Windows-based program, it takes some time to get used to inputting/saving information on the screens.

Overall: Overall, I would rate this program highly. Given the complexities and on-going revisions of State guidelines for attendance and fiscal reports, it is a challenging program to maintain. Customer support needs to be readily available and it is. A Windows-based program would be more user friendly but once you get used to the program parameters, it works quite well for our needs.

Vendor Response

by SoftCare Systems on February 05, 2010

ChildCare 4.0 is a Windows program written in Microsoft Foxpro 8.0.

Child Care 4.0

Feb 08, 2010

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Has been a wonderful tool that has enabled our agency to meet the needs and qualifications of the California Department of Education reporting requirements. There is technical support available when needed, and the program is very affordable.

Cons: There are no cons, as this is a very needed program for our funding requirements.

Overall: Continue the use of an email to notify customers of updates.

executive director

Jan 29, 2010

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: All the reports needed are right there. Forms needed from sign in sheets to filing reports to the state there

Cons: The only thing that I see as a drawback is that it is owned and operated by one person what happens when he is gone thats my only concern.

Overall: I would recommend this product to any agencies in the Child Development Division with the state