Playground vs Sandbox

Sandbox is a clunky app that was purchased by Procare with a steep learning curve. Playground is a modern childcare system that is intuitive and easy to pick up.

Playground

Sandbox

Why do people choose Playground over Sandbox?

Sandbox

Directors are nervous about using Sandbox because the company was recently acquired by Procare. As a result, they are nervous about slower customer support and less product innovation. Sandbox requires a lot of training and getting set up can be arduous.

Playground

Playground combines a beautiful, simple family experience with a powerful, customized administrative back end. Centers that switch to Playground typically save money that they otherwise spend on additional systems to supplement where Sandbox falls short.

Registration

1.

Sandbox doesn't have a simple drag-and-drop admissions dashboard to manage enrollment.

2.

Creating online registration packets in Sandbox is exceedingly difficult because you’ll have to rebuild all of your paperwork in their format. Playground lets you upload and digitize the same paper documents you use so getting started takes just a couple minutes.

3.

Playground autofills repetitive information like names, emails, addresses, birthdays, etc. for families. Sandbox doesn’t have autofill.

Registration

1.

Sandbox doesn't have a simple drag-and-drop admissions dashboard to manage enrollment.

2.

Creating online registration packets in Sandbox is exceedingly difficult because you’ll have to rebuild all of your paperwork in their format. Playground lets you upload and digitize the same paper documents you use so getting started takes just a couple minutes.

3.

Playground autofills repetitive information like names, emails, addresses, birthdays, etc. for families. Sandbox doesn’t have autofill.

Registration

1.

Sandbox doesn't have a simple drag-and-drop admissions dashboard to manage enrollment.

2.

Creating online registration packets in Sandbox is exceedingly difficult because you’ll have to rebuild all of your paperwork in their format. Playground lets you upload and digitize the same paper documents you use so getting started takes just a couple minutes.

3.

Playground autofills repetitive information like names, emails, addresses, birthdays, etc. for families. Sandbox doesn’t have autofill.

Attendance

1.

Playground allows multiple kids to be checked in or out at the same time.

2.

Playground lets you add, edit, or delete a child's check in or out time and date.

3.

Playground’s report headers can be fully customized to satisfy your licensing agency.

Attendance

1.

Playground allows multiple kids to be checked in or out at the same time.

2.

Playground lets you add, edit, or delete a child's check in or out time and date.

3.

Playground’s report headers can be fully customized to satisfy your licensing agency.

Attendance

1.

Playground allows multiple kids to be checked in or out at the same time.

2.

Playground lets you add, edit, or delete a child's check in or out time and date.

3.

Playground’s report headers can be fully customized to satisfy your licensing agency.

Communication

1.

Sandbox's messaging system feels clunky and looks outdated. Playground's chat features look and feel like a modern communication system.

2.

Playground lets administrators delete other people’s messages or moderate content.

3.

Playground can send SMS texts, in-app notifications, and email announcements at once.

4.

Playground gives administrators the option to turn on post approval settings where teacher posts must be approved before being published.

5.

Playground lets you schedule times for posts to be shared with families automatically.

Communication

1.

Sandbox's messaging system feels clunky and looks outdated. Playground's chat features look and feel like a modern communication system.

2.

Playground lets administrators delete other people’s messages or moderate content.

3.

Playground can send SMS texts, in-app notifications, and email announcements at once.

Communication

1.

Sandbox's messaging system feels clunky and looks outdated. Playground's chat features look and feel like a modern communication system.

2.

Playground lets administrators delete other people’s messages or moderate content.

3.

Playground can send SMS texts, in-app notifications, and email announcements at once.

Payments

1.

Editing payment plans is significantly quicker in Playground.

2.

Bookkeepers prefer Playground financial reports because of how customized they can be. Because report headers can be customized in Playground, bookkeepers can close their books much faster.

3.

Accommodate every family with Playground's flexible billing options

Payments

1.

Editing payment plans is significantly quicker in Playground.

2.

Bookkeepers prefer Playground financial reports because of how customized they can be. Because report headers can be customized in Playground, bookkeepers can close their books much faster.

3.

Accommodate every family with Playground's flexible billing options

Payments

1.

Editing payment plans is significantly quicker in Playground.

2.

Bookkeepers prefer Playground financial reports because of how customized they can be. Because report headers can be customized in Playground, bookkeepers can close their books much faster.

3.

Accommodate every family with Playground's flexible billing options

Enterprise

1.

Playground offers custom roles and permissioning for enterprise-wide administrators, site admins, and other staff.

2.

Playground’s enterprise dashboard let’s multi-site administrators see all their centers in one screen.

3.

Playground has robust reports that aggregate across multiple sites at once.

Enterprise

1.

Playground offers custom roles and permissioning for enterprise-wide administrators, site admins, and other staff.

2.

Playground’s enterprise dashboard let’s multi-site administrators see all their centers in one screen.

3.

Playground has robust reports that aggregate across multiple sites at once.

Enterprise

1.

Playground offers custom roles and permissioning for enterprise-wide administrators, site admins, and other staff.

2.

Playground’s enterprise dashboard let’s multi-site administrators see all their centers in one screen.

3.

Playground has robust reports that aggregate across multiple sites at once.

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