Daycare Manager Pro

This daycare software manages most of your basic daycare business stuff like billing and attendance. And at 50 bucks it’s probably about the most inexpensive daycare software on the market.

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Daycare Manager Pro ThumbnailHi, my name’s David. I’m the host of ChildCareSoftwareStore.com and I’d like to take you on a tour of Daycare Manager Pro. Let’s take a look and see what it can do.

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  1. Main settings
    • Daycare Manager Pro lets you add information about your Day Care such as company name, address, city, state, zip. This info will allow the software to automatically print your daycare's information on all your reports, invoices and attendance sheets.
    • The automatic billing feature checks the system date to determine whether it is the billing day or not. If it is, the system automatically assesses the correct charges for the child's account. Although you still have to print out the invoices and send them manually, automatic billing ensures that your invoices will be prepared accurately and quickly.
    • If someone should happen to be late in making a payment, you may want to assess a late fee after a certain amount of time. Daycare Manager Pro handle this automatically. You simply enter the late fee amount and the amount of time that constitutes a late payment.
    • Some children may have daycare subsidies that you'll need to credit to their account. Day Care Manager Pro will check the system date to see if it's subsidy crediting day. If it is, the system will go to each child's account and, if they receive a subsidy, automatically add the corresponding credits to their account.
  2. Because every member of a family may have a different last name, Daycare Manager Pro allows you to control each family member's data individually.
  3. Daycare Manager Pro will keep a listing of the attendance records by day and class. You can sort the list by child's name or by class name. You can also select a child and then modify the time they arrived at the day care and the time they left, Day Care Manager Pro will automatically calculate the time they where there in hours, minutes and seconds.
  4. Daycare manager Pro also keeps track of your Employees and Expenses. You can print out automatically generated Reports for every areas of your business including…
  5. The software also allows you to print out Classroom Rosters and Attendance Sheets.

What I like about Daycare Manager Pro is that…:

  • It's the most inexpensive daycare software I know of. At 50 bucks it just doesn't get much cheaper than that.
  • The menu is fairly easy to use. I mean, the labels pretty clearly indicate what each area is for.
  • It manages most of the basics without adding a lot of complicated features that would only get in the way of most home daycare providers.
  • It's downloadable so you can start using it instantly. You don't have to wait for days or weeks for a salesman to visit you before you can try it.
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There are, of course, a few things that I think leave room for improvement.

  • There's no initial starting point. When you open up the software you see a blank screen and it's not clear where you're supposed to go or what you need to do to make the software work.
  • I would have liked a more graphical interface. The software is rather boring looking.
  • It would be nice to be able add a photo of the child, the parent and the people authorized to pick up the child.
  • Also, there's no way to track the hours employees work. Of course, if your daycare is big enough to have employees, you'd probably would want to invest in a more advanced software anyway.

Overall:

  • Daycare Manager Pro will handle all the basics like managing billing, attendance, and reporting. And at 50 bucks the price is pretty hard to beat. So, I think it's a great value for the money and a good solution for the home daycare provider who's on a tight budget.

ChildcareSoftwareStore.com's Rating: ★★★☆☆

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