Designed for smaller childcare centers

Home & Family Childcare Management Software

Home & Family Childcare Management Software

Home & Family Childcare Management Software

Playground is an affordable childcare app to help home & family childcare owners grow their business. Manage billing, attendance, food programs, family communication, and more.

Playground is an affordable childcare app to help home & family childcare owners grow their business. Manage billing, attendance, food programs, family communication, and more.

Playground is an affordable childcare app to help home & family childcare owners grow their business. 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

Home & Family Childcare Attendance Software

Simple, compliant, and digital check in/out for home childcare programs

Digital check-in

Digital attendance for home childcare

Playground's home childcare attendance software lets you record time for children, charge attendance based fees, and run compliant signature reports for licensing.

Flexible check in / out options

Family self-check-in and signing kiosks from family or staff devices.

eSignatures

Families can sign directly on the screen so your attendance reports have their wet signatures.

Personalized child schedules

Run expected attendance reports and automatically charge a time-based late pickup fee. For example, you can set your late fee to charge at a rate of $1/minute.

Bulk check in / out

Check multiple kids in or out at the same time.

Edit and collect missed signatures

You can edit check in / out times or collect signatures if families forget to sign when they pick-up or dropoff at your home childcare.

Playdate & carpool support

Families can create one-time or recurring carpools with each other. You have full visibility into who has carpools scheduled without having to do the manual coordination for the families.

Compliance

Compliant reports in seconds

Generate attendance reports with signatures, time stamps, guardian names, and much more.

Custom reporting

Sort & filter by properties like date range, class, program, and age. Add custom fields to reports.

Easy export

Print, download, or email all reports.

Live classroom ratios

View all classroom ratios at once. Easily spot ratio violations before they happen.

The best childcare management software for small in-home programs

Your home childcare deserves a simple app that grows 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

Don't settle for long response times and support bots

You deserve phenomenal support that grows as your business does

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