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ChildPilot

Childcare Management Software - All In One Platform

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ChildPilot Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.3

/5

33

Total features

49

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ChildPilot features

ACH Payment Processing
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management

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ACH Payment Processing
API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Billing & Invoicing

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Functionality

4.3

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Total Features

49

Unique features

  • Self Service Portal

  • Enrollments/Onboarding

  • Reporting & Statistics

  • Customizable Reports

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Total Features

41

Features in Common

41

Unique features

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Functionality

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Total Features

49

Features in Common

38

Unique features

  • Special Education

  • Parent/Student Portal

  • Online Calendar

  • Independent/Private

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Perfect for Childcare

Reviewed 2 years ago

I took over a childcare center had had no administrative system in place and poor means of communication with families. This system changed all of that and I feel like we haven't even used it to its full potential

Pros

Startup was so simple and fast! This product easy to use and straightforward forward, not full of features that I don't need. I love how customizable it is I can select what features I want/need and can disable what I don't need. It is well rounded and it's perfect from an administrative aspect as well as a great classroom tool. My staff and families LOVE this app. To top off how great the program is itself is the customer service is amazing. Our reps is an amazing resource. If I have any questions or concerns she/he is very responsive, informative and helpful.

Cons

The only thing I would change is the lesson planning section. I think its great for a program that may not have a system. But we have an established( specific ) way we create lesson plans and have a hard time transitioning it to the app.

Vendor response

Shelby, thanks for choosing ChildPilot and leaving us a review. We are so pleased to hear that You, Your Staff, and Your Parents are enjoying ChildPilot. It's feedback like yours that reminds us why we do what we do. We are continuously working to make sure we deliver the best service and will look further into making improvements based on your recommendations.

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The Best Software for the Best Price

Reviewed 2 years ago

It has been a wonderful experience! I'm not always the most savvy computer user and I had no problems using this software.

Pros

We are a Lutheran preschool and the price fit into our budget nicely. It's also user friendly for both our preschool staff and parents. The customer service is phenomenal! Within a few minutes of an email that we are having an issue or we forgot how to do something, we will get a call or email back within seconds or minutes. This program has saved us so much time when it comes to billing and payroll! It was a Godsend during the quarantine, our preschool was closed and the teachers were able to post their lessons and make videos for the kids so they could continue learning while at home.

Cons

We wish parents could upload photos so that teachers could see them in their messages.

Vendor response

Lori, we're delighted to hear about your experience with ChildPilot. Thanks for sharing! We appreciate you and will continue to work hard to deliver the best customer service. As we continue to make improvements to our software, we will look further into making improvements based on your feedback.

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Rick’s Opinion

Reviewed 2 years ago

It has been very good. I was very apprehensive at first. I was afraid of messing up stuff until I started and how user friendly it is

Pros

I like how it is so easy to use and to do reports. Having the parent portal it is so easy to send out updates to parents and to keep them informed of important things!

Cons

How people can go on e website and just add their names on the waiting list and haven’t been into the center to even tour!

Vendor response

Thanks, so much for the feedback Ricky! We are so happy the software has helped you streamline the management of your school. We wanted to let you know that we are currently in the process of releasing an update that will allow you more control of who can access and enroll through your database. New families will now fill out an inquiry page and you get to decide if they get access as a parent portal user. We will notify you as soon as the feature is live.

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LOVE ChildPilot

Reviewed 3 years ago

Our overall experience has been amazing! From the staff at ChildPilot to the amount of time that has been shaved off of my workload due to this software. It is user friendly and easy to use for someone who has not had a lot of training.

Pros

I love that ChildPilot is super easy to use for administration as well as the staff and parent users. I really like that if a child is not checked out, they are still able to check in the next morning without having to find a director to correct the missing punch. The dashboard makes it super easy to see how many kids vs teachers we have in a classroom. I like that the ChildPilot representatives are very responsive when I have emailed them. I usually receive an email or phone call within 15 minutes.

Cons

I have not found anything that I do not like about this software. Anytime we have had an issue, it has been corrected very quickly.

Vendor response

Thank you for your positive words Penny! We know how busy running a childcare center can be, it is our mission to always work hard and offer the best service possible right away.

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We Love Childpilot - Their product, service and pricing it outstanding.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Was up and running very quickly. Wonderful support through [SENSITIVE CONTENT]! (and others) Childpilot has addressed every issue or need we had and makes it happen very quickly. We love the automatic payment system for parents. We love the ability to see what is happening at the center even when we are at home.

Pros

Easy to use. Direct access to families! Features it provides such as name-to-face, daily reports, assessments, etc.

Cons

We would love a component of curriculum that automatically gives teachers lesson plans and then they can share it to the parents from the app. (like tadpoles offers Teaching Strategies/Creative Curriculum) Would love creative curriculum or something similar to be an added part of the service.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great update for our school.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Great, so far!

Pros

Parents get real time updates about what is going on in their child's day. Parents really enjoy receiving pictures and the ease of communicating. We like the easy billing and the access to daily reports for all children. I like that when I need help with anything at all, customer service is available and seems like she is truly willing to help! I also love that when we make suggestions for the product, they make it happen for us and its totally customizable.

Cons

There seem to be some glitches in the software from time to time but they have been improving!

Vendor response

Lindsey, thank you for your kind words and allowing ChildPilot to serve you. Your feedback is very important to us and as we promised we are continuing to improve our system to deliver the best service.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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ChildPilot Review

Reviewed 3 months ago

Customer service is very attentive and we do believe we are getting a great product for a doable price.

Pros

Online registration and payment options. Messaging capabilities. Attendance tracking. Time off management for staff.

Cons

No streamlined user manual. Instead, you have to go search youtube videos. No daily notes individualized for each child (if you add an activity, it's for the whole class) No way to upload teacher-specific documents (like a "favorites" form) so the whole class can access it. The about me section is not sufficient. The emails only come from noreply@childpilot and often go to spam. Would also love for parents to be able to reply directly from the emails we send.

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ChildPilot is an incredible software

Reviewed 2 years ago

After using ChildPilot for two years, it is clear that ChildPilot is an incredible childcare management software. The functionality of the software is as solid as the more expensive choices. As an office manager of a preschool, it does everything that I need it to do. Utilizing the web based interface, it is very friendly for our staff and parents. The added functionality of direct messaging from the software allows us to communicate with our families. A nice feature that our families love is providing the flexibility to make tuition payments online. My experience with the ChildPilot customer service has been impeccable with amazing response times. I also appreciate their willingness to listen to our needs to customize the software or add features. I highly recommend this software.

Pros

User friendly and great customer service

Cons

I need to explore all of the features this software offers.

Vendor response

Maret, we are thrilled to have you as part of the ChildPilot family! Your kind words mean a lot to our entire team. We will continue to enhance our software and meet your needs at all times.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Outstanding Child Care Management Software

Reviewed 2 years ago

The ChildPilot staff have been wonderful to answer our questions and seek to make improvements to the software to help it fit our needs. The price point of this program is much better than most in this industry. Even our staff members who were very afraid of technology and hesitant when we introduced the software are now singing it's praises. The teachers love ChildPilot and the parents do as well.

Pros

ChildPilot has made communication with the parents of children in our care easier and more efficient. Having everything I need to manage our daily schedules, billing or communication with staff and parents from any location has made my job so much easier, especially when I'm away from the office.

Cons

There are still some updates that are needed on how Shot Records are updated that we hope they will be able to address soon.

Vendor response

Teresa! We are so glad to hear childpilot has facilitated parent communication and madeyour management tasks easier. We appreciate your kind review and feedback. We are continuously looking for ways to improve our software and we will review our shot records feature for any improvements that can be made.

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Best Decision We Made!

Reviewed a year ago

Our time is more efficient with regards to all avenues of our pre-school/childcare business. The support we receive from everyone is priceless! Our business is more organized and all administrators can go in and pick up where another person left off, without having to have meetings.

Pros

This software does almost everything our business needs. It is an all encompassing program and to have everything look the same makes it user friendly and quick to learn. We love how each child and family are connected with all of their pertinent information! The graphics make us feel happy when we work in it! The consistency of each pages layout makes finding information efficient. The technical support is superior!

Cons

We didn't like some of the communication limitations where parents can't send texts and email responses through the management system. We also would love to have the ability to pay our employees through this management system.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Software review

Reviewed 2 years ago

It has been a positive expirence so far, and I look forward to continuing this service. [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] our cust. service rep. has been great at getting back with me and helping me find affordable options.

Pros

I really like how much time it has saved me in regards to billing and staff scheduling/payroll. I have also gotten a lot of positive feedback from the parents in regard to pictures, activities, and sharing stories with them.

Cons

I did not like that the software did not save my child data, as I entered it in safari instead of chrome. I also wish there was more of an option for assessments/milestones on the app. Many companies I am sure would be happy to have their assessment on your software. Please look into this!

Vendor response

Tiffany, thank you for your kind review and feedback. We are so glad to hear ChildPilot is saving you time performing administrative tasks, and parents are enjoying their experience. We are continuously looking for ways to enhance our software and will look further into making improvements based on your recommendations.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Child Pilot Review

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

The parents love it, it’s easy for the teachers to use, and our customer service representative [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] has always been super available and helpful!

Cons

It was a little tough and glitchy at the very beginning of our use, however once everything was figured out and fixed it has been great!

Vendor response

Thank you for your review, Alecia. We are happy to hear Parents and Staff are enjoying ChildPilot as well. Our mission is to provide the best service possible right away, and we will continue to work hard to meet your expectations.

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Outstanding super easy software

Reviewed 4 years ago

The software is great! It is very user friendly! I can track payments, send reminders and I was able to go paperless! My CSR is amazing! I can message her anytime day or night and she always responds! If I have questions or request she is very prompt in making sure it gets done! She is the best!!!

Pros

I love that I can track my payments and pull reports for what I need!

Cons

We are working daily on updates that are suitable for my center.

Vendor response

Sherri, thank you for sharing your experience with ChildPilot. As promised we will continue to deliver the best service possible!

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Excellent Soft ware

Reviewed 2 years ago

attendance, teachers management, parents teachers message system. Keeping parents close to their kids.

Pros

User friendly, easy to use and understand. Parents are happy.

Cons

every thing on this software is well organize.

Vendor response

Syeda, we are thrilled to have you as part of the ChildPilot family! Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. We will continue to work hard and deliver the best service possible.