About Us

KidKare by Minute Menu is the industry leader in easy-to-use daycare management software solutions for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Our Leadership Team

Kam S. Phillips-Sadler

Kam S. Phillips-Sadler

Chief Executive Officer

Llewellyn Jenkins


Victoria Nichol

Chief Customer Officer

Shivam Tandon

Vice President, Finance

Rhonda Radigan

Vice President, People Operations

Chelsea Harrison

Vice President, Parachute

Danielle Jones

Director of Sales

Shannon Tapp

Director of Marketing

Jay Peters

Chief of Staff

We Do What We Love

KidKare by Minute Menu is the industry leader in easy-to-use daycare management software solutions for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Our tools help streamline the task of processing monthly CACFP claims from sponsors and enable childcare providers and parents to stay connected throughout the child’s stay.

Our solutions give providers a variety of options like managing financial expenses, tracking attendance, and meal planning. From creating income and expense reports, to producing invoices, monthly statements, and managing all information related to each child, we help childcare providers handle their business with efficiency and organization. With over 400 family child care sponsors and more than 200 center sponsors in 47 states, we’ve developed close-knit, long-standing relationships with our customers.

Because of our unique caring culture and committed employees, we have acquired loyal, unwavering customers who’ve helped us grow. Our recent partnership with Alpine Investors will allow us to continue to deliver the most comprehensive CACFP solution to America’s childcare sponsor organizations and providers as we continue to explore new ways to serve the childcare industry.

Our History

Our company was founded in the early 1990s by Tom and Linda Clark, who saw an opportunity for automation to reduce the enormous paperwork burden on sponsors and providers in the child and adult care food program (CACFP). Like so many small businesses, they worked on their idea in their spare time, while working other jobs, and poured their hearts and souls into the promise of helping good people do good work and creating a company to support their own family.

It took a while, but T&L (Tom & Linda) Computer Systems finally found a handful of customers for its Minute Menu System software. And those forward-thinking customers spread the word about the difference that automation was making in their business. After a few years, T&L Computer Systems was a nice, small family business, and the Clarks were able to quit their prior jobs to focus on refining the Minute Menu System and serving their customers.

When the welfare reform hit in the late 90s, the CACFP introduced “means testing,” a tiered approach to reimbursement, which added a level of complication to the program that required automation to get right. Suddenly the phones were ringing off the hook at T&L, and what was a small but successful business started a growth trend that hasn’t stopped.

Over the years since, we branched out from family child care homes to centers and center sponsors. We acquired a couple of smaller competitors and expanded our products to include so much more than could have been imagined when our founders started the business. We changed company names a few times and eventually became Minute Menu Systems, LLC. We went from DOS-based software and Scantron forms to cloud-based offerings with a mobile, responsive user experience. We grew from a tiny staff in a home office to more than 30 employees, including former CACFP sponsors, center owners, and family child care providers. Along the way we built a company that values the opportunity to work for such an important purpose — America’s children.

In 2017, after 26 years at the helm of the company, Tom Clark retired, and we partnered with Alpine Investors, who are committed to carrying the vision of Minute Menu Systems into the future. With our new KidKare platform, we hope to reach even more families and child care providers to enhance their childcare experience, supporting caregivers and working families in whatever ways we can dream up.

As the story of our company continues, we honor our beginnings and the people who have made this company what it is today. We continue the legacy of finding ground-breaking ways to help children receive nutritious meals while supporting quality child care for America’s working families.

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Infant Feeding Report

Milk Audit Report

Claim Manual Report

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


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


Submit Claim Data to Sponsor


Substitute Milk & Child Milk Allergies

Milk Audit

Purchases and Write Offs

Milk Audit Reports


Adding Vendors

Quick Entry Receipt

Itemized Receipts

Record Attendance & Meal Counts

Daily Menu

Menu Production Records

Menu Templates

Grain Ounce Equivalents

Menu Calendar

Creating Infant Menus

Mark Infants as Fed

Record Attendance & Meal Counts

Meals & Attendance

Mark Infants as Fed

Detailed Meals & Attendance

Estimating Attendance

Enroll & Manage Children

Enroll a New Participant

Edit Child Information

Set Up Accounts

Site Details and Settings for Sponsored Centers

Creating Roles and Permissions

Creating Center Staff Logins

Staff Login


Claims Feature

Calculate Claims Button

Claims Errors

EOM Best Practices

State Upload File and Submitting to CNP

Mark Claim as Submitted


Milk Audit


Substitute Milk and Child Milk Allergies

Milk Audit

Purchase & Write Offs


Adding Vendors

Quick Entry Receipt

Itemized Receipts

Plan & Record Menus​

Daily Menu

Menu Production Records

Menu Templates

Menu Calendar

Grain Ounce Equivalents

Creating Infant Menus

Record Attendance & Meal Counts

Basics Meal & Attendance

Detailed Meal & Attendance

Estimating Attendance

Enroll & Manage Children​

Enroll Participant

Edit Child Information

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! 

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Tax Tips in just a few clicks

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Manage and Verify Receipts

Manage Vendors


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?

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Food Program Menus

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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.

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.

Webinar Recordings

Getting Started, Rosters & Meal Counts





SFSP Admin Reports (Non-menu)

SFSP Sponsor Menu Reports

KidKare for Sites

Marking Meals & Attendance

Sponsor Attendance/Bulk Entry

Submit Claims to Sponsor

Menu Production Record

Satellite Form

SFSP Site Users and Permissions

KidKare for Admin Overview


Track Received Claims

Mark Centers Claim for Processing

Submit Claim to State

Advance Claim Month

State Claims List

Balance State Funds


Enter Receipts

Disbursement Journal & Status Report

Set Up Your Account

Create Master Menu

Copy & Paste Menus

Assign Menus to Locations

Setup Vendor with Menu Access

Set Up Your Account

Install Minute Menu CX
(Google Chrome)

Install Minute Menu CX

Manage Sponsor Information

Enroll Sites

Create Staff 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.

Get Trained

Get Your Site Setup

Access site admin login

Add site level permissions and users


Roster Upload Explanation


Roster Upload Explanation

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.

KidKare For Sponsors

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

Watch our KidKare Food Program Software Demo

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Buy Now KidKare Food Program for Your Center

Ideal for single-location childcare centers participating in CACFP that submit their claims directly to their state.

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KidKare Food Program software is ideal for single-location childcare centers participating in CACFP that submit their claims directly to their state.


List Claims & Track Received Claims

Submitting or Retrieving Claims from Sites

Submit Claims to State

Claims Training


Review OER for Sponsors

Reports in CX

Reports Training


Vendors & Receipts



School Calendar

Tools Menu

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