KidKare Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

KidKare

Childcare platform for home providers and daycare centers

4.66/5 (509 reviews)

KidKare Pricing

Starting from: $9.95/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

KidKare offers a free trial of 30 days, after which the software can be availed for specific modules, outlined below:
KidKare Accounting: $9.95 per month, $99 per year
KidKare Food Program: $99 per month

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KidKare Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • I LOVE that you can go into the reports tab and it is so easy to navigate through the reports. The whole software program is really great and very easy to use.Mariah V.Read the full review
  • When I have had to call in for help the technical support has always been courteous and easy to work with and very helpful.Deb B.Read the full review
  • Love the ease of use for providers it makes recording meals easier and love love love the copy days options and all the infant options we did not have before.Tammy R.Read the full review
Cons
  • My parents are set up for auto pay and I pay the transaction fee for them. This is the second time that the KidKare/Epay system had a "problem" and no auto payments went through so I did not get paid.Holly H.Read the full review
  • I had some problems with double counting on payments, when using the "apply credit" feature. After getting it sorted out, I haven't had any more problems with the software.Angela R.Read the full review
  • In Chicago we received reimbursements direct deposit so there were no worries.Tammie W.Read the full review
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13 reviewers had the following to say about KidKare's pricing:

Angie Scott

KidKare

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-31
Review Source: Capterra

KidKare is a great value for the cost. It is the most cost effective daycare software out there and it does have most features that a daycare would be looking for.

Pros
Kidkare is simple to use and figure out. It serves the purpose for what daycares need to track. It can be redundant when entering meals, however, it does work.

Cons
The accounting feature is a little outdated in the interface. It doesn't allow for two entries in a row on the same date, so you either have to change the date or back out and go back into the accounting feature you are trying to use.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Amy Martinez

so far so good

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
the program is easy to use and the accounting part is a very good price

Cons
should be able to filter out kids that are no longer here but still remain active

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Melissa Williams

KidKare Review

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-01-01
Review Source: Capterra

I am able to track attendance and food served sufficiently.

Pros
The payment process is simplified. Worrying about writing or running out of checks is in the past. Don't forget the interface is easy to use too. I like that this software works on mobile devices really well.

Cons
There is a $1 fee per invoice I have to pay on the site. It's a small price to pay for convenience.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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sharon bennett

Efficient and Easy to use

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

It has been a great thing to be able to get a check each month to offset the food costs involved in a home childcare setting. I feel I can afford to purchase higher quality foods knowing that I have the extra money to cover the cost.

Pros
I like the ease of navigating the KidKare site. I really like to be able to view and run several of the reports available and print some of them off for ease of record keeping. Kudos to the software writers of KidKare!

Cons
I really can't think of anything I do not like about this software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tamara Eubank

KidKare

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-19
Review Source: Capterra

Very good product and company. I’m not sure the recent pay increase was warranted though. Nothing new so not sure why the price went up. Our county agency mentioned this at a meeting.

Pros
I love the ease of use after you use it for a bit. You do have remember the exact name of the forms you need to print etc... overall very basic and easy to learn. Lots of video to explain as well. Customer service has grown greatly. I think their customer grew so rapidly they got overwhelmed in the beginning. Doing great now.

Cons
I wish their was a better defined drop drown list for files you need to copy each month for your own records. I’m still clicking around finding the forms. It’s prob just me but it can take a minute.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Theres unique features buried in!

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-03-01
Review Source: Capterra

KidCare is a niche service, a bit expensive but isnt it always about you get what you pay for!

Pros
They have an excellent Food Program management system! Just what a client needed.

Cons
Their dashboard is quite generic, I wish we could white label it too.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Stephanie Landon

Perfect!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

It helps me do the best I can for my business!!

Pros
It is very affordable! I looked and looked before they started this and didnt want to pay the money.

Cons
there is nothing wrong with it. i love it

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Carmen Moreno

Easy to use

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-01-01
Review Source: Capterra

It is very useful with for my daycare business, it helps me track and keep records for attendance and meals and important enrollment information

Pros
It is very interactive, user friendly and easy to use

Cons
Nothing about the software but I would like to use the other features that could be helpful for my business but I can’t afford at this time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Leonard Strom

New Provider

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-12-25
Review Source: Capterra

Using for most of the record keeping for the food Program.

Pros
Ease of use for new providers. Essentially takes most of the hassle out of record keeping.

Cons
Not sure. Sponsor provides access. Haven't heard about the cost.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kim Meyer

Excellent Resource

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-11
Review Source: Capterra

It has been an excellent business saver time and money wise. I am so grateful for the wonderful resource it has been to my large home daycare. Thank you.

Pros
No cost for organizing your daily meals. It is so simple to use and takes very little time.

Cons
Having to check the children in for the first meal.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Lindsay Schiltz

So Glad I have KidKare

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-13
Review Source: Capterra

I have liked using it and will continue to do so. Is way more helpful to me come tax time then doing all by hand. This only is why I will continue, but all the extra things like parent invoices and meals is also a reason I will stay.

Pros
I like that I can add in all my expenses and just have it printed for taxes. I also like that I can bill my parents online, they like to set up online and this helps! Keeping my meals squared away with my food program also is a big thing.

Cons
I don't like that between the expense and taxes I have to figure out numbers. Wish there was a way to get both time space and 100% prices. Just depends on the tax software I use that year. Wish there was some way parents could hit sign in and out each day rather than me. But this is not that big a deal.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Verlynn Anglen

Food Ease

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-28
Review Source: Capterra

This program has saved me time from the old bubble sheets and also the time and cost of snail mailing everything into the sponsors.

Pros
It is easy to use. If you are missing a component on a page it won't let you save and continue until you figure it out. You can also do reports and correct any errors before it is sent to your sponsor. It also helps identify foods you should/should not be serving. Also, aids in serving sizes.

Cons
Sometimes when you hit a name or number the program jumps the screen causing you to have to scroll more than necessary.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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amy varab

I use it for tracking my food program meals

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-03-27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I like how easy it is to log children in and out every day, but quite honestly, that is about it. MinuteMenu was so much better.

Cons
Kidkare is awful. Their customer service is terrible. They have had numerous accounting outages, and have cost family childcare providers a lot of money.

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