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Procare Solutions acquires ChildPlus

Procare Solutions (Procare), a specialist in child care management solutions, has acquired ChildPlus Software (ChildPlus), a provider of Head Start management software. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. 


The transformative acquisition of ChildPlus further expands the breadth of Procare’s solutions and supports the Company’s mission to meet the complete management and parent communication needs of all child care businesses and organisations, including both private pay centres and federally-funded Head Start agencies.

Procare is the leading provider of child care centre management and parent engagement software in the US, with software solutions to automate every area of child care centre operations including: child activity management, accounting and tuition collection, and parent communications. With record growth in 2021, Procare is used by two out of three child care businesses that use software and serves nearly 37,000 child care centres ranging from single-unit operations to multinational enterprises.

“We consider child care to be a critical piece of infrastructure and that investing in early education can make a significant impact on a child’s outcome and impact on the world. As policies shift to focus on child care reform, we will continue to empower our teachers, families, and small and large business owners to be the best at what they do – building strong, smart and engaging students,” says JoAnn Kintzel, president and CEO, Procare Software. “Our mission is to enable child care providers to easily modernise their operations and grow enrolment, all while saving time, money and resources. As we continue to expand into all verticals of the child care market, we are thrilled to welcome the ChildPlus team and their customers to the Procare family and look forward to continuing to build innovative and effective management software platforms for our clients.”

Procare plans to further invest in ChildPlus and allow its team to deliver enhanced product capabilities and services for each of ChildPlus’ current valued customers and to expand their customer base.

“Procare is the clear market leader, reaching millions of children through their strong client base. We are excited to join the Procare team and we know that our ChildPlus products and services will further expand Procare’s market leadership and address the ever-increasing demand for data management in the child care industry. The combined technology investment from our two organisations will allow us to better serve our customers. The combination of Procare’s comprehensive suite of child care software and services with ChildPlus’ leading program management software for Head Start provides a compelling solution for child care organizations of all varieties,” says David McMurrain, President, ChildPlus. “Today’s tech-focused parents want instant digital access to up-to-the-minute information about the wellbeing of their children.  Partnering with Procare will allow ChildPlus to quickly bring that ability to the Head Start community nationwide.”

ChildPlus’ unique reporting capabilities and experience in ensuring that child care organisations stay compliant with various regulatory and compliance mandates will be increasingly important in the future and allow Procare to expand its reach to all child care providers that must abide by the Head Start performance standards.

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