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A financial solution built exclusively for Childcare Providers.

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Smooth Sailing to Financial Wellbeing

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.

Built for people like you,
loved by people like you



Lucia Hernandez

"I was a part of Early Access group and I can tell you that I was BLOWN AWAY by this product. Parachute is so easy to use, love seeing my business performance, it is so easy to create and send my invoices and get paid within the app!".



Valentina Morales

"Finally I’ve found all-in-one service where I do it all! So much improvement, it has never been easier to create and send an invoice that parents can immediately pay. Highly recommend!"



Sophia Mitchell

"LOVE the home page that has the income vs expense breakdown my business performance!"

Grow Your Business 10X with Parachute

Operating in-home childcare is not babysitting - it's your business. Scale effortlessly, multiply your success, and let Parachute take care of all your operational needs.

Software that Empowers Your Business

We understand that childcare is a business and not a side hustle. Parachute offer tools to create, modify, and manage business profiles and invoices. Customize with your logo and set up automated email notifications for seamless parent payments.

Say Goodbye to Paper Checks & Trips to the Bank

ParaPay enables electronic payments via credit card or ACH, directly depositing funds into your account. No more worries about handling checks or cash—just safe, hassle-free transactions.

Your Tax Professional Will Love It!

No more stress of organizing piles of receipts and manually tracking every transaction. With Parachute, you can maintain a thorough record of your income expenses. Just export the report you need for your tax professional.

Run your childcare business better than ever

Welcome to Your Dashboard

The dashboard provides a clear snapshot of your invoice statuses, enabling you to quickly identify unpaid, pending, and paid invoices. Save time and effort by eliminating the need to manually search through multiple channels to keep track of your business health.

Say Goodbye to the Complexities of Invoicing

With Parachute, creating invoices has never been easier or more efficient. Our streamlined process requires just a few simple steps: select the payer, enter in the amount, and hit send. It's that easy.

Empower Parents

Imagine this scenario: you have a school activity or a field trip happening today, and parents want to cover the costs or buy something special for their child at the gift store. With Parent Payments, it's as simple as a few taps on their device. They can seamlessly make payments to you, ensuring a hassle-free experience for both you and the parents.

Manage Your Money - All in One Place

One-Stop Hub for Financial Clarity

The Income section isn't limited to invoices alone. It's your go-to for marking down any income that doesn't require invoicing, such as alternative funding sources. Whether it's grants, donations, or any other income stream, you can effortlessly add and track it as part of your business's financial success.

It as Never Been Easier to Manage Your Expenses

Enter in your business expenses, add vehicles or large inventory - Parachute will provide you and your tax professional extensive reports for tax purposes or for your own records. 

You can look up and search for any expense that was ever entered, set up its business use, make recurring and more!

The Feature You Will Love!

Did you know that you can expense your couch? Here is how:
Enter space usage and child-present hours alongside other operational hours and hit calculate. Parachute swiftly calculates the portion of your home space eligible for tax write-offs, simplifying tax season for your childcare business.


You absolutely can! If you have an active KidKare Accounting subscription, you can access Parachute with the same credentials.

Parachute is designed by the KidKare team to enhance the user experience and interface for greater success in managing your childcare business. Parachute integrates all the feedback, needs, and requests gathered from KidKare users to provide a seamless experience. It offers improved features for invoicing, managing income and expenses, calendar functions, a customizable dashboard, and various other enhancements to streamline childcare management tasks.

If you have KidKare Accounting subscription, you will be able to use both products.

Parachute has a monthly subscription of $12.50, and annual subscription of $99 with $51 dollars of annual savings.

Absolutely! Parachute is designed to empower your business and allows you to stay on top of your childcare business finances and performance. It allows you to send invoices easily, accept payments from parents and provides you all of the necessary tools, and tax reports for your business.

30 Day Free Trial

Parachute Pricing





$150 /YEAR


That is 2 cups of coffee!

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
Expenses Management
Business Reports

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
Schedule Invoices
Payments Calendar
Issue Refunds
Accept Credit Cards
Accept ACH Payments
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


Charges are not refundable. Cancellations are effective at the end of the subscription period.

*You can expense your annual subscription cost in Parachute!

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Non Congregate Sites

How to enroll a NC site

Entering Meal Deliveries

Set Up Accounts

Site Details and Settings for Sponsored Centers

Creating Roles and Permissions

Creating Center Staff Logins

Staff Login


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


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


Infant Feeding Report

Milk Audit Report

Claim Manual Report


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?


Claims Feature

Calculate Claims Button

Claims Errors

EOM Best Practices

State Upload File and Submitting to CNP

Mark Claim as Submitted


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 

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 

 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! 

Discover KidKare

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

Tax Tips in just a few clicks

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


Milk Audit

Get Your Site Setup

Access site admin login

Add site level permissions and users

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.

Set Up Your Account

Manage Sponsor Information

Enroll Sites

Create Additional Admin Logins

Schedule your
KidKare demo today

Subscribe to our communications.

Join our email list today and stay in the loop with all the latest news and exciting developments.

Schedule your
KidKare demo today

Be able to schedule a demo by filling out the form.

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.

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





Admin Reports (Non-menu)

SFSP Sponsor Menu Reports

Disbursement Journal & Status Report

Site Training Videos

Marking Meals & Attendance

How to Complete a Satellite Form

Submit Claims to Sponsor

How Sites view Menu Production Records


Track Received Claims

Mark Centers Claim for Processing

Review Claims before Submitting to State

Submit Claim to State

Advance Claim Month

State Claims List

Sponsor Monthly Tasks

Sponsor Attendance / Bulk Entry

Enter Receipts (Required)

Advance Claim Month

Create Menus

Create Master Menus (Required)

Copy & Paste Menus

Assign Menus to Locations

Setup Vendor with Menu Access

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.



School Calendar

Tools Menu

Get Help

Get Trained

Set Up Your Site

Import Your Roster

Creating Roles and Permissions

Creating Center Staff Logins


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

Be able to watch our demo by filling out the form.

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.

Schedule your KidKare demo today

By signing up for the demo, you'll get a 30-day Free Trial.


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

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