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Empower Your
Childcare Network

A financial solution built exclusively for Childcare Providers.

Take Your Network to New Heights

With 30 years in the industry, we have built a reputation for delivering features that family childcare providers love. We equip Shared Service Alliances (SSAs) and Child Care Networks with a powerful financial tool built for their network of childcare providers.

Secure Payments
Create simple, one-off invoices and recurring invoices with easy and secure online parent payments.
Time/Space Calculations
Parachute has a built-in tool to do the calculations for you so you and your tax professional don't have to!
Accounting
Keep track of all of your income and expenses in one place.
Reporting
Receive your Schedule-C, 8829, and 1099K all from us for easy tax season management.

What Providers Dreamed Up

But why stop there? After all, the sky is the limit. We asked thousands of family childcare providers what their dreams are for the ultimate financial tool. Their insights inspired us to build Parachute, tailored to their unique industry needs and aspirations.

Business Dashboard

Enjoy a high level view of your income and expenses so that you can keep a health check on your business.
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Recurring Other Income & Expenses
Easily set-up recurring expenses and other income, including manual income entries.
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3rd Party Billing
Simplify 3rd party billing by seamlessly adding agencies to your billing process, making it easier to manage.
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Payment Notifications
Get notified when invoices are paid, ensuring you stay on top of your finances. Receive notifications via text and email for both you and parents.
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User Experience + Feedback
Enjoy an updated software experience with a dedicated feedback button. Share your thoughts and ideas for continuous improvement.

Parachute Benefits for Providers

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

Parachute Pricing

Custom

Our Parachute software costs $150 per year for individual providers. However, we offer customized pricing for SSAs depending on the size of the network.

SSA Experience

The Parachute team provides our SSA Partners with unique training packages, webinars, and reporting to fully support your network.

Group Training
Q&A Sessions for Providers
Webinars & Continued Learning
Training Site + How to Videos
Monthly Usage Reporting
Technical Support

for your customized pricing

Let’s Connect!

We are confident that Parachute can meet your network's needs, and we look forward to discussing how we can elevate your providers' success.

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

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.

Online Reviews

Setting Up Monitor Access

1st Week Review

4 Week Review

Validating Online Reviews

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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

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

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.

Training Webinar

3/21/2024 SFSP Webinar Recording

Schedule your
KidKare demo today

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

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

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

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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