KidKare Food Program

KidKare Food Program

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Childcare platform for home providers and daycare centers

About KidKare Food Program

KidKare is a childcare platform that allows home providers, daycare centers, and food sponsors to manage meal programs, claims processing, and accounting operations. It enables businesses to record children’s attendance and automatically calculate the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) claims in accordance with federal and state regulations.

Organizations can send enrollment forms to parents, create new records with details including name, birth date, or assigned classrooms, and determine children’s eligibility for meal benefits. Managers can create daily, weekly, and monthly meal plans, configure food combination rules, edit menu templates, and export food lists in XLSX format. Using KidKare’s self-service portal, parents can access a child’s class schedules, make fee payments via credit or debit cards, and filter invoices by name or date range from the database.

KidKare lets sponsors track attendance, meal counts, and food expenses to facilitate CACFP reimbursement. Administrators can grant access permissions to specific staff members and create vendor records with details including name, address, or contact number. Other features of the software include reporting, receipt generation, scheduling, and menu management.


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Value for Money
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Ease of Use
4.6/5
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sharon
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

great program

Reviewed on 10/12/2018

saves time, I can go back and review. Receive updates current. Great Great. If their is...

saves time, I can go back and review. Receive updates current. Great Great. If their is something I don't understand, our rep is great.

Pros

the best and easy program for daily use. I am not the smartest computer person, I have no problems using the site. And it is free. Daily meals are entered and my end of the month is submitted with a blink. I don't have the best hand writing, I know the people on the end that would have to read my hand print is happy also. Thank you so much.

Cons

sometimes the site is slow. Nothing I can say Least about the software.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Kidkare review from Karlyn's Little Blessings

Reviewed on 03/01/2019

Overall I love the website and everything it offers i just wish there were a few improvements to...

Overall I love the website and everything it offers i just wish there were a few improvements to make it faster to log everything for the day and create menus.

Pros

i love how easy it is to use and navigate through the website for the most part. I use quick books for my payroll but it is extremely complicated to create invoices and log everyday expenses for my business and that is why I have chosen to continue to use kidkare.

Cons

I would say that there are a few things that are little complicated and not very user friendly, like creating a custom menu to use every month, it takes entirely way to long to create, and trying to figure out how to reuse a menu every month is a little complicated as well. it seems like every time i try to re use a menu for the next month it always skips days and i have to go in and fill in the blanks.
I also wish that there was a way to automatically check every child in for a meal that way i am not having to click on each individual child and then if there is one child that was not there for that meal i could just unclick their name.
When trying to send in a report for the month it can take all day to even send it in because the website seems to shut down.

Beth
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  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Terrible system since switching from Minute Menu--They can't seem to get things to work...

Reviewed on 01/12/2017

only headaches thus far.

only headaches thus far.

Pros

I like that this is a web-based program so it is accessible from any device & because of this, I especially like that my parents can check their child in very easily on a designated tablet.

Cons

This is the same company that owned Minute Menu. They tested this program for many months before completely discontinuing Minute Menu. Because of that, one would assume the program actually worked. Where do I start on the "Cons"? ... For starters, the program randomly doesn't save data that was previously saved, such as the meals & times entered for the children in care (a requirement necessary to submit to the USDA Food Program), the forms & reports this program offers are a slim selection from what the MM program offered which most often results in significantly more time added to my work load. Don't expect an actual receipt to give to parents after posting payments to accounts. All you will get is a statement of account, not an itemized receipt which is common practice when receiving payments in a business. Plan to add time in having to hand write on every statement what payment was made, the form of payment, etc. Beware of this ridiculous program.

Jennifer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Kids menu easy option!

Reviewed on 14/09/2019

It’s a saving time for me because I plan ahead my menus, saved and I just have to include who is...

It’s a saving time for me because I plan ahead my menus, saved and I just have to include who is present or no! It is a great tool to have.

Pros

I love that it is very convenient to use and you can use anytime and anywhere! It is a better option for providers to do their menu with more time ahead and we don’t have to deal with papers no more !

Cons

There are few things that I like them to improve. First how you can go back and edit on the menus assistants in children, and how to add the numbers on each child.

Dawn
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Days and minutes count

Reviewed on 12/12/2018

I am streamlining paperwork. I need as much time as possible w children. Anyway to streamline...

I am streamlining paperwork. I need as much time as possible w children. Anyway to streamline paperwork is advantageous. Support people are top notch..Know their product and are educational don;t seem like they are policing my business. Wish parents were educated more.

Pros

i can do on smart phone. it has pretty much all i need for my day. wish it had a list of credible w/g brands on this site. pain to go looking for in paperwork.

Cons

Only bad I can say is wish it I was more computer literate, seems so easy when I know the system. Not so easy when first attempting programs.

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KidKare Food Program FAQs

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KidKare Food Program offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 9.95/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

KidKare Food Program has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

KidKare Food Program supports the following languages:

English

KidKare Food Program supports the following devices:

KidKare Food Program integrates with the following applications:

1CoreSolution, Procare Solutions

KidKare Food Program offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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