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Get a childcare management solution that's simple to use and only pay for what you actually use.

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Thousands of educators all around the country rely on Playground to elevate their childcare

A simpler alternative to Procare

Playground might not be as big as Procare but that doesn’t stop us from providing exceptional service. Actually, it’s the opposite.

Since Procare is bigger—though we are working to change that—we choose to be more human, by making every interaction with us special.

We’re committed to giving you a more human approach to dealing with software, getting support from our team, and serving your families.

If using center management software sometimes seems daunting and you feel you need a hand along the way, make sure you pick the company that’s going to be supporting you through good times and bad. And that’s always going to be approachable.

Playground vs. Procare - a snapshot

Enjoy a more intuitive interface without sacrificing functionality or features with Playground's easy-to-use platform

Playground

Procare

Free trial

90 days

30 days

Free data migration

Sign-up fees

Daily attendance report

Only available on highest plan

Dedicated support team

7am-8pm ET during the week

Pay for what you use

Extracurricular programs

Student feeds

Carpools

Parent and staff messaging

Photo and video sharing

Risky wellness check flagging

Monthly billing

COVID-19 test result sharing

Same day payouts

Next business day

Unlimited admins

Pay for each admin seat

Contactless signing

Carline queue

Online bill pay

Playground

Procare

90 days

30 days

Free trial

Sign-up fees

Free data migration

Only available on highest plan

Daily attendance report

7am-8pm ET during the week

Dedicated support team

Pay for what you use

Extracurricular programs

Student feeds

Carpools

Parent and staff messaging

Photo and video sharing

Risky wellness check flagging

Monthly billing

COVID-19 test result sharing

Next business day

Same day payouts

Pay for each admin seat

Unlimited admins

Contactless signing

Carline queue

Online bill pay

Disclaimer:

All information, prices, and data were last verified on 29 April 2021. To report any incorrect or outdated information, please get in touch with us. For more information on Playground features and costs, check out our pricing page. To compare Playgorund to other platforms, visit our Comparison Hub.

When you call, we pick up

“Whenever I have a question, whether it be big or small, I love the fact that I can call a number and reach a real person quickly.”

TAMAR ANDREWS

Temple Isaiah Preschool

Designed to be instinctive

When it comes to childcare, we know how important time management is. That's why we designed our solution to be as intuitive as possible. Your job is to provide childcare, not learn the ins and outs of a complex software. No more hours spent reading online manuals and then teaching your staff and parents how to use each feature—our solutions explain themselves, and a member of our customer support team is always a simple message away.

Ease of use

At Playground, we know all too well that there's nothing predictable or 9-to-5 about childcare. You need to be able to count on your tech support around the clock, and that's why we provide 24/7 support across all our plans—even our free 90-day trial. Every parent, teacher, and administrator has access to direct messaging with our team, both in the mobile app and on our website.

"No matter what the issue is, I can count on the team to resolve it in a timely manner. They are always willing to go above and beyond to address my concerns."

ENJOLIE GRAY

Westside Neighborhood School

Competitive pricing

No matter how big your center is, at the end of the day it’s all about your bottom-line profits. Why should your center management solution eat into your margin when you can get the same features for a lower price? In the highly competitive childcare management industry, Playground is regularly among the frontrunners when it comes to value for money. We believe in enabling your center, which means giving you all the tools you need at a price that makes sense.

Only pay for what you use

Playground only charges you for active students. Procare bills you for the student roster range your center falls into. You shouldn't have to pay the same amount as a center larger than yours, or if your enrollment fluctuates week to week or month to month.

For you, your teachers, and your parents

At Playground, we understand that the well-being of your center depends on the well-being of your entire community: administrators, teachers, students, and parents. That's why our solutions are designed with equal consideration of management, care, and accessibility.

Switch effortlessly, with help from our onboarding team

Switching from Procare or a different center management software? Our friendly specialists will migrate your account, onboard your team, and walk you through the most important features you need.

“The onboarding process was smooth and easy - they helped us put together a plan so that our parents and teachers felt prepared when we started to use Playground.”

BRIGETTE BENCHIMOL

Creative Mind Preschool

Need help moving your data to Playground?

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Time is money. Why not save on both?

Playground provides the same tools as Procare, it’s just a whole lot easier to use. See for yourself today.

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