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

Family Childcare Food Program Software

The easiest way for family childcares to process their CACFP claims.

Meal counts

Point of service

Record meals directly through the mobile app for one child at a time or multiple at once.

Prefilled meal selection

Meals are preselected when doing meal counts so you can record what you served in seconds.

Attendance tracking

Attendance is automatically added to meal counts.

Free, reduced, and paid subsidy designations

Set what subsidy type each child is on.

Food expense tracking

Document spend on food and supplies with automatic categorization and merchant tracking.

Digital forms with eSignatures

Stay compliant with licensing requirements to maximize your reimbursements.

Parent portal

Families can see meals served in a simple, gorgeous portal.

CACFP claims

Detailed CACFP reports

Generate your CACFP reports in seconds.

Subsidy types

Select child subsidy types like free, reduced, paid. These designations automatically update in your CACFP reporting.

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 family childcare 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 family childcare 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