Kangarootime Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Mobile care center management

4.42/5 (19 reviews)

Kangarootime overview

Kangarootime is a cloud-based, all-in-one platform for child care and early education businesses, covering document management, billing, payment processing, child check-ins, classroom management, and more. The system connects parents, teachers, directors, and center owners through real-time messaging, calendars, and announcements, to ensure that everyone is kept up-to-date.

With Kangarootime, children can be securely checked in and out of centers by parents, with daily audit logs and to-the-second time tracking. Parents can also authorize other adults to collect their children, with the center automatically alerted to the change. Pictures can be shared securely with parents through the in-app messaging system, with all chats, emails, and pictures organized in a single database. Centers can use Kangarootime to collect fees, with integrated payment processing and collections automation.


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United States

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Kangarootime screenshot: Fee statements are sent out to parents, and payments can be trackedkangarootime 1Kangarootime screenshot: Invoices for recurring charges can be sent out automaticallyKangarootime screenshot: Check-in counts and ratios can be trackedKangarootime screenshot: Employees can record notes in the appKangarootime screenshot: Events can be scheduled in the calendarKangarootime screenshot: Parents can check their children into and out of the center through the appKangarootime screenshot: In-app messaging enables communication between employees and parentsKangarootime screenshot: Parents can access notes and galleries, check children in and out, and make payments through the appKangarootime screenshot: Multiple children can be checked in and outKangarootime screenshot: Messages can be filtered or marked as favoritesKangarootime screenshot: Guardian privileges can be controlled on a per-child basisKangarootime screenshot: Credit card payments can be processed through the app

Kangarootime reviews

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Lynda MacDonald

Kangarootime has helped to free some of my time since I don't have to make sign-in sheets every week

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-09-18
Review Source: Capterra

I find Kangarootime user friendly and once you learn how to operate it, it's pretty easy. I like the fact that all the children are assigned into classrooms, so I know who is here and who is absent. I also like the fact that the company is always improving functions and making it easier for everyone to use.

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Lailanie Jones

Kangarootime and their staff has made our transition smooth and comfortable! We are big fans!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-01-26
Review Source: Capterra

As a director, I love that I have access to the families information, who is in school that day, what teachers are there, can message families, etc. all remotely. I dont have to rustle through paperwork or interrupt the teachers teaching for information that I can easily look up. The time/date stamps for attendance, the family info, the messaging everyone at the same time are my favorite features and has saved me time.

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Dawn Wiatt

We ​LOVE Kangarootime!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-12-08
Review Source: Capterra

Saves time and paper with daily reports. Electronics payment options for parents.

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Christina Meyer

I have enjoyed the software and the switch over.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-09-12
Review Source: Capterra

It is mostly a time saver and parents love being able to pay online

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Chelsea Zabel

My overall experience with KT has been great! I enjoy working with the program.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-12-08
Review Source: Capterra

Kangarootime is a great tool to use for childcare facilities! It helps our center stay organized and simple.

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Kangarootime pricing

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Kangarootime features

Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Records Management
Self Service Portal

Activity Tracking (56 other apps)
Assessment Management (81 other apps)
Attendance Management (74 other apps)
Calendar Management (58 other apps)
Communication Management (67 other apps)
Course Authoring (64 other apps)
Course Catalog (55 other apps)
Customizable Branding (59 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (55 other apps)
Data Import/Export (60 other apps)
Learning Management (99 other apps)
Progress Tracking (67 other apps)
Registration Management (64 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (86 other apps)
Time & Attendance Tracking (66 other apps)

Additional information for Kangarootime

Key features of Kangarootime

  • Child check in/out
  • Photo gallery
  • Online registration
  • Payment processing
  • Wait list management
  • Parent/child records
  • Messaging engine
  • Read receipts
  • Message verification
  • Daily audit logs
  • Parent notifications
  • Credentialing reminders
  • Tuition collection management
  • Real-time messaging
  • Records management
  • Message encryption
  • Employee dashboards
  • Medical alerts
  • Daily reports
  • Automated billing statements
  • Paperless enrollment
  • Document management
  • Parent portal
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Parents are automatically sent fee statements and notified of when payment is due, with the ability to pay by credit card or through checking accounts.

In-app notifications ensure that parents are kept up-to-date and prevent conflicts or misunderstandings over days off or contracts, with real-time feedback to keep parents informed of fees and overtime.

Children can be checked in and out of the center by parents, with daily audit logs and time tracking to the second, with parents also able to authorize other family members, friends, or neighbours to pick up their child.

In-app messaging, with message verification and read receipts, organizes and stores all emails, chats, and pictures in a single database.

Employees can be managed in Kangarootime, including credentialing and hours, with the calendar and internal messaging displayed in employee dashboards.