Parents, we know you are busy and want to save as much time as possible. With the Smartcare Parent app, you can sign your child into and out of your child care center with your smartphone. No more hassling with fingerprint readers or pen and paper. Mobile technology means a quicker and more efficient sign-in and sign-out experience for you.

We all know that nothing brightens your day more than a photo or video of your child having fun. Now you can get those photos and videos as they happen, and even share them to your Facebook or Twitter feeds.

Do you wish you could make payments on the go and not have to worry about carrying your purse, wallet, or checkbook? Well, now you can! Pay your tuition with a credit card or have payments automatically debited from your checking account…all through this mobile app.

Smartcare truly has the mobile solution for you.

What’s New

Version 3.7.0

- Updated date settings for billing options

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

fnovw ,

teacher posts can be missed

I love a lot about this app but I keep not seeing the teacher posts when they occur which isn’t everyday. I have more than one child at the same daycare. Every day that means two notifications of sign-in and two sign-out notifications. When one of the teachers post a note or pictures I often miss reading it because it’s buried in the notifications of sign in sign out. I would like some way to be notified separately when there is a message from the teacher.

Developer Response ,


Thank you for your feedback. We would like the opportunity to discuss the details of your experience in order to make improvements. Please contact our Technical Support team at (844) 762-7837. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

willtycole ,

Worst App Ever

I don’t download a lot of apps, so I make sure all of my notifications are cleared. The daycare for my son uses this app and if it’s not one thing it’s another. I can’t wait for the day they finally cut ties with this app. I mean, you’d think they’d read the reviews and fix the issues but 27 reviews and not a single one is good. Even the one that I saw that was 4 stars looks like they accidentally clicked 4 stars. Fix your app. It keeps telling me to download the new app and then when I click on the download, it sends me to the App Store where there is no download available. I’m amazed that someone intelligent enough to develop an app did this bad at developing. The notifications showing up even after you’ve looked at them is bad. The constant crashing, the spinning wheel. Everything in this app is horrible. I’m surprised it’s lasted this long at the daycare. The only reason I feel it has, is because other people have thought like me, “I’m sure someone has already told them.” It’s almost like the developers worked extra hard to make the app difficult.

Developer Response ,


We are sorry to hear about your experience. Your feedback is very important to us and we would like the opportunity to address any issues you may be experiencing. Please contact our Technical Support team at (844) 762-7837 and we would be more than happy to resolve any concerns.

SunFlowerField835 ,

Poor design only good thing is bill pay feature

My daycare switched to this for the bill pay feature which is nice. Everything else I hate. The brightwheel app was so much easier to see information and was just overall presented better. There is no option to insert your child’s photo and it displays a girl icon as a default. There is no way to send a general message unless you add a comment after one of the last posts to you. I’d like the ability to send an absent message or general note. It shouldn’t have to be tied to when your child went potty last. It has the look and feel of a very basic (outdated) system.

Developer Response ,


Thank you for your feedback. The Smartcare for Parents application has many great features that we think you would enjoy in addition to the convenient payment functionality. We would like the opportunity to discuss other features and address any other issues you may be experiencing. Please contact our Technical Support team at (844) 762-7837. We look forward to speaking with you.

App Privacy

The developer, SmartCare, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Financial Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Sensitive Info

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Usage Data

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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