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 2.1.1

Performance improvements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

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!

שייגם ,

Love this app!

This app has changed the way we view preschools! As a parent we feel so much more connected and involved in our child’s school and everything from pick-up/ drop-off to communication with the teachers has been amazing! Thank you playground!

maxmellis ,

Easy to use and extremely helpful!

I love how easy it is to change my pickup schedule or authorize new guardians. The app is super simple and looks awesome. My favorite feature is the ability to create play dates - makes signing out way more convenient. Hats off to the developers.

App Privacy

The developer, After School Development LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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