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We make CACFP compliance easy.

For over 30 + years, KidKare has provided innovative Food Program software solutions to CACFP sponsors, owners, directors, sites, & providers.

KidKare Food Program
Parachute
Our Solutions
KidKare
Food Program
KidKare
For Sponsors
Parachute

KidKare
Food Program

We know Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) claims can be difficult & time-consuming to process, but with KidKare, the process is much simpler. You'll be able to catch errors that you could easily miss if you process claims by hand with our CACFP software.

Who should use it?
🏢 Single location childcare centers
(without a sponsor)

KidKare
For Sponsors

Take back hours of your time. KidKare for Sponsors cut down on the hours you spend ensuring your USDA compliance. With our Food Program software, sponsors have everything they need to comply faster and more efficiently.
Who should use it?
🏠 CACFP Sponsors of centers
🏢 CACFP Sponsors of homes

Parachute

A financial solution built exclusively for Childcare Providers. Parachute is an easy-to-use yet powerful software that puts your finances at your fingertips. We understand that childcare is a business and not a side hustle.
Who should use it?
🏠 Family childcare providers
(Whether they participate in the Food Program or not.)
KidKare
Food Program

The fastest way for childcare centers to process their Food Program (CACFP) claims.

KidKare Food Program is a full-service Food Program software solution for US-single location childcare centers. It helps you plan menus, track attendance, and communicate with parents, all while claiming Food Program reimbursements on time.

Today, more than 67,000 providers trust KidKare to keep them compliant with Food Program regulations.
Who should use it?
🏢 For single location childcare centers
(without a sponsor).

Over 200 edit checks on food and attendance.

Plan your monthly menus and share them with parents with just a few clicks.

Record meal counts and attendance on any mobile device at point-of-service in each classroom.

Document what you spend on food and supplies to ensure compliance.

View the Milk Audit and plan for possible shortages.

Send and store enrollment paperwork online.

Stay connected with families with ease.

Important Features
KidKare
Messaging
Keep in communication with parents by sending updates throughout the day with KidKare’s messaging feature. Send bulk messages or individual messages according to your needs. Every message includes space for attachments, so you can send menus or other information to parents with a few simple clicks.
Health
Solutions
Record children’s temperatures on-site as they check-in. You can also send surveys to parents and screen them for illness before they arrive at your center.
Ounce Equivalents
Calculation
Record grains with the new grains ounce equivalents unit—without the math and the headache. This feature calculates grains ounce equivalents based on standard units of measurement, like cups.
Benefits
  • - Access documents on any device with an internet connection.
  • - Say goodbye to paper & save your documents digitally.
  • - Perform over 200 edit checks on food and attendance entries.
  • - Have confidence that all meal pattern requirements are met.
KidKare
for Sponsors

Take back hours of your time with KidKare

Whether you’re a CACFP Sponsor of homes, centers, or both, we’ve designed a comprehensive Food Program sponsor software to help you improve your bottom line and grow your sponsorship. From detailed analysis and reporting on provider or child files, to automating key areas of your operation including claim processing, online enrollment, eligibility, and much more.

Our 30 + years of experience providing software for the Food Program has you covered.
Who should use it?
🏢 For CACFP Sponsors.
Book a free demo today.

Why KidKare for Sponsors

Maximize CACFP Reimbursement

Run over 200 edit checks on multiple claims at once with a few clicks.

Real Time Participant Data

View participant accounts any time, anywhere. Provide technical assistance or catch errors before processing claims or conducting reviews.

Manage Enrollments & Income Eligibility

Enter household income directly.

Go Paperless With eForms

No more missing or incomplete forms to chase down.

Scanning Simplified

Import a document that was scanned based on the scanning criteria.

Web-Based Software

Log in from any place & device without updating the software.

A financial solution built exclusively for Childcare Providers.

Finally, a financial solution tailored to growing your childcare business. Parachute is an easy-to-use yet powerful solution that puts your finances at your fingertips.

Grow Your Business

Unlock valuable financial insights, generate comprehensive reports, and make informed decisions to drive your businesses financial wellbeing.

Automated Dashboard
Performance Reports
Tax Reports
Child Enrollment
Check-in/Check-out
Accounting
Expenses Management
Business Reports
Templates

Accept Payments

You and your parents can say goodbye to paper checks and bank trips - experience secure transactions, collect tuition, deposits, fees with ParaPay.

Recurring Invoices
ParaPay
Schedule Invoices
Payments Calendar
Issue Refunds
Accept Credit Cards
Accept ACH Payments
AutoPay
Payment Notifications

Empower Parents

Parents gain the power of secure convenient payments for childcare services, pay directly from an invoice.

Assign Guardians
Add Agencies
Automated email templates
Parent Payment Initiation
Customize Emails
SMS Alerts
Parent Portal
Children Profiles

Try Parachute for free for 30 days.

Testimonials

Online Reviews

Setting Up Monitor Access

1st Week Review

4 Week Review

Validating Online Reviews

Record Attendance & Meal Counts

Daily Menu

Menu Production Records

Menu Templates

Grain Ounce Equivalents

Menu Calendar

Creating Infant Menus

Mark Infants as Fed

Reports

Review OER for Sponsors

Reports in CX

Reports Training

Expenses

Vendors & Receipts

Tools

Messages

School Calendar

Tools Menu

Get Your Site Setup

Access site admin login

Add site level permissions and users

Claims

Activate Children

Track Received Claims

Process Claims/Reprocess Claims

Submit Claims to State

Upload to CNP

Advance Claim Month

List Claims

What if my site doesn’t send me their claim?

What if my site needs to make changes after they send their claim?

What if I need to make changes but I’ve already marked my claim as submitted?

Milk

Milk Audit

Expenses

Manage and Verify Receipts

Manage Vendors

Menus & Attendance

Menu Templates

Create Master Menus

Copy and Paste Menus

Assign Menus to Sites

Center Daily Menu

Center Menu Calendar

Center Daily Attendance

Enroll & Edit Participants

Manually Enroll Participants

Import Rosters via Spreadsheet

Edit Participant Details

eForms

Add a Digital Signature for eForms

eForms Settings

Customize eForms Email Templates

Send Renewal Invitations via eForms

Send New Enrollments via eForms

Guardians View of an eForms Enrollment

View Status for Sponsors

View eForms Invitation Status Action Items

Approve & Renew Forms

Print Completed eForms

Set Up Your Account

Manage Client Information

Enroll Sites

Center Admin Permissions

Send Welcome Letter to Sites

Advance Claim Month

Add Additional Admin Users

Claim

Submit Claim Data to Sponsor

Milk

Substitute Milk & Child Milk Allergies

Milk Audit

Purchases and Write Offs

Milk Audit Reports

Expenses

Adding Vendors

Quick Entry Receipt

Itemized Receipts

Record Attendance & Meal Counts

Meals & Attendance

Mark Infants as Fed

Detailed Meals & Attendance

Estimating Attendance

Start Your Free Trial

KidKare Food Program Software is a solution for single location childcare centers that submit claims directly to their state.​

Enroll & Manage Children​

Enroll Participant

Edit Child Information

Tax Tips in just a few clicks

Get access to our KidKare Accounting video tutorials by filling out the form.

Discover KidKare

Be able to schedule your demo with our team by filling out the form.

Set Up Your Site

KidKare introduction tour.

Staff login for the first time.

How to access your account

You can access your account by following the steps below:

1. Go to the KidKare website by clicking the link below https://app.kidkare.com/#/login/ 

2. Click on “I need a new Password” in the bottom right as shown in the image below.

3. Enter your email address into the email field and then click on “Send Me” 

  • Note: The email address will be the one the state has provided us. Please use the email address on record with your state. If you no longer have access to this email address please email success@kidkare.com 

 4. This should send an email to the email address entered from KidKare Enrollment Portal with a link to reset your password. Click on the blue link 

5. Enter your new password into the fields below and click “Go” 

6. Now you can go back to the login page and login with your email as the username and your new password! 

Record Attendance & Meal Counts

Basics Meal & Attendance

Detailed Meal & Attendance

Estimating Attendance

Enroll & Manage Children

Enroll a New Participant

Edit Child Information

Plan & Record Menus​

Daily Menu

Menu Production Records

Menu Templates

Menu Calendar

Grain Ounce Equivalents

Creating Infant Menus

Expenses

Adding Vendors

Quick Entry Receipt

Itemized Receipts

Milk

Substitute Milk and Child Milk Allergies

Milk Audit

Purchase & Write Offs

Claims

Claims Feature

Calculate Claims Button

Claims Errors

EOM Best Practices

State Upload File and Submitting to CNP

Mark Claim as Submitted

Reports

Infant Feeding Report

Milk Audit Report

Claim Manual Report

Set Up Accounts

Site Details and Settings for Sponsored Centers

Creating Roles and Permissions

Creating Center Staff Logins

Staff Login

Claims

List Claims & Track Received Claims

Submitting or Retrieving Claims from Sites

Submit Claims to State

Claims Training

Get Started Now with KidKare Food Program

Built exclusively for single-location childcare centers submitting claims directly to their state.

Training Webinar

3/21/2024 SFSP Webinar Recording

Free eBook:

Food Program Menus

Get our free ebook by subscribing to our monthly Newsletter, The Monthly Minute by KidKare.

Every month you will receive tips and tools to help you understand and master the Food Program.

Get Started Now with KidKare Food Program

Take the paperwork out of the Food Program and maximize your CACFP reimbursements with KidKare. Built exclusively for single-location childcare centers submitting claims directly to their state.

Get Started Now with KidKare Food Program

Take the paperwork out of the Food Program and maximize your CACFP reimbursements with KidKare. Built exclusively for single-location childcare centers submitting claims directly to their state.

Start Your Free Trial

KidKare Food Program Software is a solution for single location childcare centers that submit claims directly to their state.​

Non Congregate Sites

How to enroll a NC site

Entering Meal Deliveries

Start Your Free Trial

KidKare Food Program Software is a solution for single location childcare centers that submit claims directly to their state.​

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We want to know you!

We understand that navigating the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) can be confusing and stressful. That's why we created our KidKare Newsletter.

Watch our KidKare Food Program Software Demo

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We want to know you!

We understand that navigating the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) can be confusing and stressful. That's why we created our KidKare Newsletter.

KidKare For Sponsors

Our CACFP sponsor software ensures compliance and maximizes CACFP reimbursements for your Sponsor organization and participants (sites and providers).

Start your 30-day trial

KidKare Accounting is an all-in-one solution designed specifically for childcare providers, whether they participate in CACFP or not.

Start your free trial today by filling out the form below.

Roster

Roster Upload Explanation

Set Up Your Site

Import Your Roster

Creating Roles and Permissions

Creating Center Staff Logins

Get Trained

Get Help

Set Up Your Account

Manage Sponsor Information

Enroll Sites

Create Additional Admin Logins

We want to know you!

We understand that navigating the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) can be confusing and stressful. That's why we created our KidKare Newsletter.

Create Menus

Create Master Menus (Required)

Copy & Paste Menus

Assign Menus to Locations

Setup Vendor with Menu Access

Sponsor Monthly Tasks

Sponsor Attendance / Bulk Entry

Enter Receipts (Required)

Advance Claim Month

Claims

Track Received Claims

Mark Centers Claim for Processing

Review Claims before Submitting to State

Submit Claim to State

Advance Claim Month

State Claims List

Site Training Videos

Marking Meals & Attendance

How to Complete a Satellite Form

Submit Claims to Sponsor

How Sites view Menu Production Records

Reports

Admin Reports (Non-menu)

SFSP Sponsor Menu Reports

Disbursement Journal & Status Report

Webinar Recordings

Getting Started, Rosters & Meal Counts

Menus

Reports

Claims

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