Getting Started Guide

Whether you're new to the world of Parachute or looking to dive deeper into its features, we will help you to smooth sailing towards financial wellbeing.​

Choose Your Parachute Adventure

This is a physical guide with step-by-step instructions to set up your Parachute account.

Embark on a journey to seamless setup through our feature-by-feature videos.

Log In & Get Started

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Customize Your Settings

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1. User Settings & Notifications

Update your display settings and user notifications

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2. Site Management

You can view your provider details here such as your contact name & company name.

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3. Provider Details & Subscription

You can view your provider details here such as your contact name or company name.

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4. Templates

View and modify your invoice settings, communication templates, and add logo.

View Children

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1. Add Children

Add personal information, school & CACFP, doctors & Insurance, allergies & immunizations, and lastly payments.

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2. Child Profile

Here you can add or modify a child's profile information.

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3. Add Contacts

Complete profile details and invoice information.

Create Invoice

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1. Search Your Invoices

Use the search bar to quickly find the right invoice.

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2. Create an Invoice

Create and send a new invoice.

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3. Edit an Invoice

You can edit an invoice field even after it has been sent.

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4. Refund an Invoice

After you record a payment you will see the option to mark the invoice refunded.

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5. Mark Recurring

You can make any invoice a recurring invoice.

Accounting

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1. Add New Income

Add new income anytime you need.

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2. Add New Expense

Keep track of your day to day expenses.

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3. Time/Space

Be ready for Tax Season 2023.

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4. Mileage & Large Expenses

Record your miles in a few clicks.

Home Screen

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1. Home Screen

View real time insights on the financial health of your business.

ParaPay

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1. ParaPay

ParaPay allows payers to pay their invoices electronically with a credit card, or with ACH. Once ParaPay is set up, payers can also set up auto-pay so invoices are paid automatically.

Training Webinar

3/21/2024 SFSP Webinar Recording

Record Attendance & Meal Counts

Meals & Attendance

Mark Infants as Fed

Detailed Meals & Attendance

Estimating Attendance

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

Daily Menu

Menu Production Records

Menu Templates

Grain Ounce Equivalents

Menu Calendar

Creating Infant Menus

Mark Infants as Fed

Enroll & Manage Children

Enroll a New Participant

Edit Child Information

Claims

List Claims & Track Received Claims

Submitting or Retrieving Claims from Sites

Submit Claims to State

Claims Training

Set Up Accounts

Site Details and Settings for Sponsored Centers

Creating Roles and Permissions

Creating Center Staff Logins

Staff Login

Reports

Infant Feeding Report

Milk Audit Report

Claim Manual Report

Claims

Claims Feature

Calculate Claims Button

Claims Errors

EOM Best Practices

State Upload File and Submitting to CNP

Mark Claim as Submitted

Milk

Substitute Milk and Child Milk Allergies

Milk Audit

Purchase & Write Offs

Expenses

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! 

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.

Reports

Review OER for Sponsors

Reports in CX

Reports Training

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KidKare Food Program Software is a solution for single location childcare centers that submit 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.

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 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.

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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.​

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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.

Get Started Now with KidKare Food Program

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

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Watch our KidKare Food Program Software Demo

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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.

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

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

Menus

Reports

Claims

Set Up Your Account

Manage Sponsor Information

Enroll Sites

Create Additional Admin Logins

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