KidKare

by Minute Menu Systems

Who Uses KidKare?

Home daycare providers, sponsors, and centers.

What Is KidKare?

KidKare by Minute Menu is a childcare management software that allows you to save time and money while caring for your children. We have spent the last 25 years building a robust CACFP application to streamline the claim process while ensuring compliance with USDA requirements. In addition to the food program, KidKare offers accounting software to help home childcare providers manage their business.

KidKare Details

Minute Menu Systems

http://www.minutemenu.com/

Founded 1993

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Starting price

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US$20.00/month
US$125.00/year
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Free Version

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Free Trial

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KidKare deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base Software
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based

Training Software

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

KidKare Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Software
  • Accounts Payable Software
  • Accounts Receivable Software
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Compliance Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Document Storage
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management Software
  • Financial Reporting Software
  • Fixed Asset Management Software
  • For Government
  • Fund Accounting Software
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management Software
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Nonprofits
  • Order Management Software
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting Software
  • Project Management Software
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Tax Management Software
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management Software

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  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Portal
  • Communications Management
  • Contact Database
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Reports
  • Daily Reports
  • Data Security
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management Software
  • Employee Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Immunization & Allergy Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Live Chat Software
  • Mailing List Management
  • Meal / Nutrition Management
  • Member Database
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Location
  • Parent Portal
  • Payment Processing Software
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Records Management Software
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Check-in/Check-out
  • Self Service Portal
  • Student Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Video Support
  • Wait List Management

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KidKare Reviews

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Overall rating

4.7/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.6
Customer Service Software 4.5
Features 4.5
Value for Money 4.5

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Cheryl W.
Owner/ Operator/Teacher
Education Management, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support Software
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019-01-02

"Love being able to record my childcare meals online"

Comments: I love my experience as far as my child care business goes. I have not used the accounting software but I am considering signing up for that.
As I stated, the customer service side is the only downfall so far. I haven't had to use the customer service for a while so I hope it has improved.

Pros: I love the ease and availability on different devices to record my meals and attendance.

Cons: Customer service is very slow when you do need help...it takes days and sometimes weeks to get no answer most times. Very frustrating to say the least.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019-01-02
Nancy P.
owner
Education Management, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support Software
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020-08-29

"Good program but needs invoice change"

Pros: Easy to use, convenient, stores all kids that have been enrolled, report features are nice.

Cons: The main one for me in the invoicing. I do not send invoices to my parents or have any need to. I would love to have the option of just recording the payments. I hate creating invoices only to record a payment and the feature of reoccurring invoices is great if you receive the same amount from a parent every month which I don't

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  • Reviewed on 2020-08-29
Deshonda J.
Family Childcare Business Owner
Education Management, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support Software
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021-04-16

"Easy and Inexpensive"

Comments: Overall it has been a great experience with KidKare. From planning meals to the accounting feature.

Pros: The different features such as expense tracking, invoicing, and printing off the reports.I like the ability to copy meals from one week to the next. This is good if you have alternating menus.

Cons: Since I have been using the software, it has helped me in my business. I currently do not have any cons.

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  • Reviewed on 2021-04-16
Melissa H.
owner
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    1 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    1 /5
  • Customer Support Software
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018-01-18

"Disappointing, abysmal performance"

Comments: electronic reporting to CACFP

Pros: Web based application you can access from any device, simple data entry Nothing else to say good about this product, however, there aren't enough characters in the con category

Cons: Providers were forced to switch to this new program no later than October 2017. Once switched you quickly find that multiple features we had access to in Minute Menu were no longer available. On top of that, not all the reports work correctly, payments are not processing on time, not all invoices generate appropriately, parents have been double invoiced, parents were sent invoices from providers in other states with other children's names, child care rate, the providers name, address, and EIN number. There's also been instances of data being dropped out of the program that had been previously saved by the provider. The customer service is best described as non existent. It may take MONTHS for them to respond to a help ticket, that is if they respond at all. You will also find that your help tickets will get "closed" with zero communication and without the issue being resolved. We have been assured that the issues would get better, but in fact, the issues seem to be coming more and more regularly. This company absolutely does not provide what they promised or what we are paying for. IF you choose to use this program you will find yourself spending extra time re-entering information you've already input, calming parents down about double bills, and most likely experience getting your money late on a regular basis. There are other programs out there, I would suggest you find them because you will find nothing but frustration with KidKare.

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  • Reviewed on 2018-01-18
Isah A.
Security guard
Education Management, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support Software
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020-11-30

"Love having an option for me to record my childcare suppers on the web"

Comments: By and large: I love my experience the extent that my youngster care business goes. I have not utilized the bookkeeping programming yet I am thinking about pursuing that. As I expressed, the client support side is the main destruction up until this point. I haven't needed to utilize the client support for some time so I expectation it has improved.

Pros: I love the simplicity and accessibility on various gadgets to record my dinners and participation.

Cons: Customer administration is exceptionally moderate when you do require help...it takes days and once in a while weeks to find no solution most occasions. Extremely baffling no doubt.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020-11-30