Playground School Management 4+

Childcare made simple

After School Development LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 52 Ratings
    • Free



Playground connects parents, teachers, and administrators in one platform. Playground is the one-stop-shop for all of the operational and financial needs of early childhood education centers. Playground offers touchless check-in, parent messaging, curbside management, attendance reports, enrollment forms, photo and video updates, online payments, and much more.

Playground streamlines workflows and increases parent engagement so centers can save time and money, make life easier for staff, and improve parent satisfaction.

Join thousands of parents, teachers, and administrators across the country that have fallen in love with Playground!

Stay connected with your child care provider and watch your little ones grow with Playground's parent app. Get real time updates from the classroom via a photo, video, and activity feed. Use Playground to contactlessly check-in and out, pay tuition online, and invite family members to join.

Parent app features:
- View pictures, videos, and activity updates in the student timeline
- Communicate directly with administrators and teachers classes via chat
- Touchless curbside drop-off and pick-up
- Manage guardians
- Receive school announcements


Manage students and increase parent engagement by keeping them updated in real time. Digitize your check-in process with Playground's teacher app.

Teacher app features
- Share photo, video, and activity updates with parents
- Contactlessly sign students in and out
- Track student attendance
- Send announcements to your class
- Manage curbside drop-off and pick-up
- Send announcements to your class
- Leave notes on student profiles


Manage your students and classrooms, track attendance, share photos and videos, assess learning milestones, communicate with parents, send paperless invoices and payments, generate attendance and billing reports, and oversee staff.

Admin dashboard features:
- Store everything related to kids and families in one secure database
- Make note of student progress, achievements, and activities and share with parents or privately amongst teachers.
- Paperless billing and payments for tuition and fees
- Detailed reports for billing and licensing requirements.
- Send newsletters and announcements to your center
- Upload enrollment forms to that parents can submit digitally

Playground is on a mission to make excellent childcare accessible to all. We are committed to continually innovating by adding new features and improvements on a regular basis.

What’s New

Version 2.8.6

Performance improvements and bugfixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

jffefhtdrigh ,

LOVE THIS APP and the Customer service!!!

This is by far the best experience I have had with any app. Playground has helped our school streamline sooo much. We have been with them since they first started and they have been amazing. Customer service is phenomenal and anytime we need help or need something added to the app to help our school, we just have to ask and they make it a priority and add a feature just for us. Anytime there is an issue they fix it live and walk our staff and parents through any training or assistance that is needed. I absolutely recommend this app to any school that wants an app that is interactive for all the staff and families of our students. You can also customize and personalize the app to fit your own needs for your school. Definitely my favorite app I have ever worked with to update parents, send announcements, take attendance, carline assistance, communication (messaging both group, classroom, all staff, or individuals), sharing photos and news, and completing student forms. They make sure to meet all of your states licensing requirements as well when it comes to record keeping! Great job everyone here…especially Daniel, Sasha, and Josh…who have helped my school since day 1!

gyutiu ,

Amazing Experience All Around!

Playground has one of the best interfaces i’ve come across. It’s incredibly seamless to communicate with parents and vice versa, and hosts an array of features that are lacking in other applications. More than that, they have fantastic customer support for on-boarding and any questions one may have. Cannot recommend enough!

Chevy2levee ,

It’s so-so

There are many apps out there that do this same thing so it’s not the BEST. I appreciate being able to chat with teachers easily and parents. That’s the only gain I’ve had with it. But coming from another app to this one for our school, it has a lot more gaps than gains.

When multiple kids, the switch process is not efficient. Don’t even see which kid you’re switching to/from. It should list child’s name.

When you get a notification badge on the app, there is NO visibility to what is new information in the app. And with more than one kid, the frustration compounds.

When there are attached documents in the feed for a kid, like lesson plans, you can’t zoom in to read them. You have to download everything to your phone to then see what you need to see.

Work through these topics and you’d have a very worthy app.

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