collect child care payments

Ways to Collect Child Care Payments and Tuition

Running a child care program can be very rewarding in a lot of ways.  However, it is a business which needs to generate income.  Collecting child care payments and tuition is vital to operate a sustainable business.

Some very common payment options that many centers use are:

In addition to the payment options listed above, there are many child care management apps that are recommended by early childhood directors and owners to collect tuition payments from parents.  (*Note: The Early Childhood Academy is only sharing information and does not endorse or represent any of these applications).

Procare Solutions

Procare’s child care app and web platform take the hassle out of child care billing. This child care billing software gives your child care center all of the touchless payment options you need — electronic fund transfer (EFT), online or completely automated. You can also do an in-person point-of-sale transaction if needed.  Click here to visit the Procare Solutions website.


Bill easily.  Simplify your child care center’s billing system with online billing and invoicing with recurring invoices and auto-pay options.  Run the child care reports you need: attendance reports for billing and licensing, payroll reports to sum hours worked for time cards.  Click Here to visit the Brightwheel website.


Getting paid is now faster and easier than ever.  We make it easy for parents to view and pay their invoices on their mobile devices directly online or through our app. Click Here to visit the Sandbox website.


The easiest tuition processing:  Oversee payments and tuition logs with a simple click. Tuition tracking for parents in our family app.  Accept tuition payments at an industry-low processing fee.  Click Here to visit the LifeCubby website.


Accepting and processing payments at your childcare center or preschool is made easy with Kangarootime. Parents are able to pay from their phone with Kangarootime’s Parent App.  Click Here to visit the Kangarootime website.


Smartcare automates the headaches of billing and getting paid. You can configure on or more billing schedules which define when parents get statement. Then configure tuition plan which automatically add charges to parents’ accounts at a frequency your determine, for an amount you determine, or based on attendance. Click Here to visit the Smartcare website.

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