designed to grow childcare centers

Childcare Management Software For Growing Centers

Playground is a simple, affordable childcare software that grows with your childcare center. Manage billing, attendance, food programs, family communication, and more.

Playground is a simple, affordable childcare software that grows with your childcare center. Manage billing, attendance, food programs, family communication, and more.

Playground is a simple, affordable childcare software that grows with your childcare center. Manage billing, attendance, food programs, family communication, and more.

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Join 48,000+ providers and families already on Playground

Join 48,000+ providers and families already on Playground

Childcare Enrollment Software

Eliminate the paper — and most of the work— from paperwork. Simplify your registration process with Playground's easy-to-use childcare enrollment app.

Waitlist

Put a digital waitlist or registration link directly on your website

Boost your lead conversion by removing the barrier to entry for applying or registering to your childcare center.

Automatic application, enrollment, and deposit fees.

Optionally charge families automatically when they apply or register.

Store notes on perspective customers

Leave yourself reminders and notes about conversations you have with potential clients.

Custom discounts

Create custom discount codes for things like returning families or early registrations

Simple sign up and payment collection for additional programs

Let families sign up for programs like lunch and extra care while they register.

Drag-and-drop enrollment dashboard

Filter and sort by properties like age, class, and re-enrollments.

Paperwork

Digitize any PDF

Turn any paper document or PDF into a fillable digital version through Playground's simple drag-and-drop document creator.

Digital forms with eSignatures

Dated and timestamped eSignatures.

Required fields

Families won't be able to submit paperwork unless all required fields are complete. Say goodbye to chasing down families to fill out incomplete documents.

Real time updates

See when a family submits paperwork immediately. After the receipient has filled out a document, you can view, download, and print it.

Bulk reminders

Send out reminders to all families who haven't filled out paperwork at once.

Custom sharing settings

Easily manage paperwork recipient settings by selecting the individuals or groups you'd like to share the paperwork with and set their editing/viewing permissions.

Magic autofill for repetitive data

Redundant information like names, phone numbers, emails, allergies, etc is prepopulated across all paperwork.

Prepopulating re-enrollments

Families re-enrolling a child will have most of their information prefilled to make re-enrollment buttery smooth.

Collect files directly from families

Send families file requests that they can submit directly through their Playground portal.

Pre-loaded state licensing templates

State documents are pre-made in your account.

Rostering

Schedule future start dates and classroom changes

Schedule children to automatically switch classrooms or mark them as inactive if they age out of your program.

Automatic personal update emails

Say goodbye to copying and pasting new family emails. Playground will automatically email families with the details of their acceptance, including start date and class. Every email uses personal variables to each email is personally tailored to that family.

Bulk actions

Take actions for multiple kids at once to save yourself time.

Multiple funnels

Create different listings for your different programs like before and after school, summer, and winter.

Website

Designed specifically to convert prospective customers

Proven design practices and beautiful interface built to capture more leads for your home childcare.

Mobile responsive

Looks gorgeous on desktop and mobile.

Show up higher on Google

Optimized to rank in search engines. You won't need to know SEO for your family childcare to appear in more Google search results.

Integrated directly with Playground's childcare management software

Your registration link lives directly on your website and feeds straight into your application funnel.

Industry standard performance and security

Best-in-class hosting and built-in SSL for security

The best childcare management software for childcare centers

Your childcare center deserves an app that scales as your business does

Full system setup

Once on board, you’ll have the option to work with a dedicated member of the Playground team to build your perfect system, from registration packets to family payment plans to communication preferences. We’ll work with you to configure your settings and tweak it until your system fits your business perfectly.

Full system setup

Once on board, you’ll have the option to work with a dedicated member of the Playground team to build your perfect system, from registration packets to family payment plans to communication preferences. We’ll work with you to configure your settings and tweak it until your system fits your business perfectly.

Dedicated team member

Every Playground customer is paired with a member of our Customer Experience team who have helped 48,000+ providers, staff, & families create a childcare management system they love.

Dedicated team member

Every Playground customer is paired with a member of our Customer Experience team who have helped 48,000+ providers, staff, & families create a childcare management system they love.

Playground Help Center

Forgot how to run an attendance report or adjust a discount? No worries. You, your staff, and your families have access to explore our knowledge base that includes 250+ training videos and step-by-step instructions for seamless guidance through the best childcare management software.

Playground Help Center

Forgot how to run an attendance report or adjust a discount? No worries. You, your staff, and your families have access to explore our knowledge base that includes 250+ training videos and step-by-step instructions for seamless guidance through the best childcare management software.

Partnership from Day 1

Kick-off call to create plan and system configuration

Partnership from Day 1

Kick-off call to create plan and system configuration

Grow your childcare center even faster

Eliminate all the tedious administrative work that comes with running a childcare center

Boys & Girls Club of the Mountain Empire

Playground’s response time is amazing! They're always available and my staff & families never have to wait to hear back.

Kaitlynn Snider

Boys & Girls Club of the Mountain Empire

"Playground’s response time is amazing! They're always available and my staff & families never have to wait to hear back."

Kaitlynn Snider

Boys & Girls Club of the Mountain Empire

"Playground’s response time is amazing! They're always available and my staff & families never have to wait to hear back."

Kaitlynn Snider

Camp Fire Columbia

"Playground has made an effort to prioritize customer service and follow through on their promises."

Jonathan Myers

Camp Fire Columbia

"Playground has made an effort to prioritize customer service and follow through on their promises."

Jonathan Myers

Temple Isaiah Preschool

"Playground helped us put together a plan so that our parents and teachers felt prepared when we started."

Dr. Tamar Andrews

Temple Isaiah Preschool

"Playground helped us put together a plan so that our parents and teachers felt prepared when we started."

Dr. Tamar Andrews