Childcare
Reimagined

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 childcare providers,
loved by childcare providers.

5/5

Melissa B.

New York

I'm loving Parachute!
It's so easy to get around, and I really appreciate being able to add multiple children to one invoice. It makes everything simpler and saves me a ton of time.

5/5

Chantell B.

Minnesota

Better than my previous accounting software.
Parachute gives extra business insights right on the homepage. Setting up invoices is a breeze and the way parents can easily pay them on their end.

5/5

Stacie L.

Minnesota

Highly Recommend.
What stands out to me about Parachute is how easy it is to input expenses. It's incredibly straightforward and saves me a lot of time.

Software that Empowers Your Business

We understand that you’re not only running a childcare, but you’re also running a business. That’s why you should have a tool that can show you the health of your business, scale effortlessly, and grow your success.

Finances at Your Fingertips

Parachute offers tools to create, modify, and manage business profiles and invoices. Customize with your logo and set up automated email notifications for secure 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 secure, hassle-free transactions.

Make Tax Season a Breeze

Ready for stress-free tax preparation? With Parachute you can maintain a thorough record of your income and expenses. Simply export your Schedule-C, 8829, 1099K, and more for your tax professional and enjoy a hassle-free tax season.

Time/Space Built for Childcare

You asked, we listened!
Easily input space usage, child-present hours, and other operational hours, then let Parachute swiftly calculate the portion of your home space eligible for tax write-offs. Simplify tax season and maximize your deductions effortlessly with Parachute.

Run your childcare business better than ever

Welcome to Your Dashboard

The dashboard offers a comprehensive overview of your income and expenses. It also provides a clear snapshot of your invoice statuses, allowing you to quickly identify unpaid, pending, and paid invoices. Enjoy the power of your finances at your fingertips.

Say Goodbye to the Complexities of Invoicing

With Parachute, creating invoices has never been easier or more efficient. You can even set up recurring invoices - after you do it once, Parachute can handle the rest. 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

With Parachute, parents can easily make secure online payments directly to you through ParaPay. Whether it’s for a field trip or they want to set up autopay for tuition, they have an easy and secure way to manage payments.

Your 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.

Easy Expense Management

Parachute offers tailored expense options specifically for the childcare industry. You can easily enter and search expenses, add vehicle or large inventory, set up reoccurring payments, and more. Say goodbye to financial hassle and hello to effortless management.

Parachute Pricing

Monthly

$12.50/MONTH

Yearly

$99/YEAR

$150 /YEAR

SAVE $51 A YEAR

Just ☕️☕️ 2 cups of coffee a month!

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

Start your 30-day free trial for Parachute.

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

FAQ

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.

You can expense your subscription to Parachute as a business expense for tax purposes. Parachute is a valuable tool that helps you manage your childcare business finances effectively, making it an essential operating expense. Simply include the subscription fee as part of your business expenses when filing your taxes. If you have any questions or need further assistance with expensing your subscription, consult with your tax advisor or accountant for personalized guidance.

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

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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.

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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).

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

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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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