ChildWatch Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Business management software for childcare centers

4.64/5 (14 reviews)

ChildWatch overview

ChildWatch is an end-to-end software solution for childcare providers in the United States. The application facilitates client/child registration, scheduling, billing, and communications throughout the childcare engagement. Additional features cover all aspects of running a childcare facility, including employee scheduling and child attendance tracking. The Web-based app works on desktops and a mobile version is available.

The software handles all types of client data, including contact information, billing status, and immunization records. Client records also feature customizable fields for entering additional information. ChildWatch manages registrations, tracks attendance, and generates detailed reports for parents.

ChildWatch also features employee management tools. The application provides an integrated time. Payroll data can be directly exported to QuickBooks. Because ChildWatch also manages activities and classes, the application also lets users schedule employees directly from its dashboard. A variety of reports can be generated, including enrollment and attendance reports, as well as detailed revenue reports.

The Web-based app features 256-bit SSL encryption and 24/7 access from any location with an Internet connection.


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ChildWatch reviews


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Stephanie Harris

The Childwatch system is a good software to use if you have a business in the childcare industry.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-01-27
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Carmen Bingham

ALL DAYCARE PROVIDERS SHOULD BE USING THIS SYSTEM! We are able to manage our day-to-day operations

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-06-05
Review Source: Capterra

Our parents & employees were able to easily clock-in/out on any device and had access to the information, features specific to their role. We were able to easily record transitions, milestones, daily sheets, meal counts and so much more.

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Patricia Davis-Scott

Excellent product!

Reviewed 2015-09-11
Review Source: Capterra

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!

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Nicole Yohn

Great way to stay connected with parents!

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2019-01-16
Review Source: Capterra

I love this app allows me to keep track of diaper changes, meals served, and photos of children sent to parents daily.

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Jacqueline Kennedy

Outstanding customer service, excellent product

Reviewed 2015-08-27
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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ChildWatch pricing

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Free trial

ChildWatch features

Customizable Reporting
Invoice Management

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Additional information for ChildWatch

Key features of ChildWatch

  • Meal Programs
  • Menu Creation
  • Scheduling
  • Childcare Center Management
  • Daycare Operations
  • Attendance Kiosk
  • Client Billing
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Parent Portal
  • ePayments
  • Client Messaging (text/email)
  • Employee T&A (punch clock)
  • Classroom Manager (ratios & attendance)
  • Child & Staff Scheduling
  • Activities & Classes
  • Data Importation
  • Attendance Management (kiosk)
  • Calendar management
  • Client portal
  • Credit card integration
  • Customizable reporting
  • Electronic payments
  • Photo albums
  • Records management
  • Registration management
  • Mobile alerts
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Mailing list management
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• Register children and create family profiles efficiently.
• Manage classes, child and employee schedules, and billing from the ChildWatch interface.
• Administer the CACFP program with ChildWatch’s built-in tools that help maintain and prove compliance with the program.
• Track revenue and expenses, including payroll, and export the results to QuickBooks.
• Securely store private client and employee data with user access from any Internet connection.