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Child Care Management Software (CCMS)

What is it?

Child Care Management Software (CCMS) is designed to help child care providers automate administrative tasks. CCMS tools streamline activities such as enrollment and waitlist management, tracking attendance, invoicing, payroll, and communication with families. The cost of CCMS varies based on the type of automated services, size, and setting type of a child care program. Each of the tools can be tailored to different setting types. CCMS tools such as BridgeCare and Procare allow providers to customize their management systems. 

What is the evidence base?

Investing in a CCMS helps providers save time, improve cash flow and revenue, manage staff, and improve family communication. Automating day-to-day operations also gives providers more time to spend with children. 

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