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Marissa Schneggenburger

Sandbox Childcare Software Replacement: Comparison and Features 

  • June 12, 2023

Managing your center with ease is essential for providing quality care. Childcare software, like Kangarootime, helps streamline and reduce administrative tasks, enhance family engagement and communication, and simplify staff management. To make an informed decision on the software that’s right for your center, it’s important to research multiple platforms. If your center is looking to switch from Sandbox childcare software, Kangarootime could be a good fit for you. 

Our software offers a user-friendly interface designed to simplify daily operations. We built our software in-house and emphasize a user-friendly experience. We’re constantly taking customer feedback and improving our product. For more information on a Sandbox replacement and a further comparison on features and functionality, keep reading. 

Enrollment and Attendance Management: Kangarootime replaces Sandbox’s enrollment tools with custom enrollment forms, waitlist management, open spot forecasting, and more. Our check-in process allows for safe drop-off and pick-up. Attendance tracking gives you insight into where each child is at all times, and who they are with, ensuring your center is secure and compliant. 

Communication and Parent Engagement: Kangarootime’s Parent App provides a beautiful user experience and singular place for families to go to for everything. Similar to Sandbox, our app offers digital daily notes, photos and videos, and student messaging. We also offer in-app payments, check-in and check-out, drop-in care, and re-enrollment. Now, parents have everything they need to connect to your center.  

Billing and Financial Management: If you’re used to automatic invoicing and financial reporting in Sandbox, you’ll love Kangarootime’s suite of financial features. Custom billing cycles, invoicing, flagged payment alerts, and robust reporting allow you to save hours each week and gain more insight into your center’s finances. Our system allows you to simplify your billing process and recognize revenue faster. 

Classroom Management: Go beyond center management and save your educators time in the classroom with Kangarootime’s Point of Care App. Teachers can now record daily notes, track attendance, and communicate with parents and staff all from their tablet. Better tools for your workforce result in happier staff members, higher retention, more time to focus on the children. 

Staff Management: When it comes to staffing, Kangarootime has you covered. Set schedules, manage time-off requests, and review timelogs right in our system. Staff even have their own app, allowing them to clock in and out, view their schedules, request off, and much more in the palm of their hand. Staff can even float between centers and their credentials automatically generate an employee profile at a new center. 

Support and Training: We know change is hard. That’s why we’re here to help you every step of the way. With Kangarootime, you get a dedicated account manager to walk you through the onboarding process. They’ll help set up the system, train you on our features, and answer any questions you may have. Our knowledge base and support team are there to help if you ever have an issue going forward. 

Choosing the right childcare software for your center is an important decision that can significantly impact your operations, parent engagement, and overall efficiency. Kangarootime’s childcare software is a high-quality replacement for Sandbox and offers a range of features to help you run your center. You can relax knowing Kangarootime has all the features you need to succeed, our support team is there to help, and overall, our technology is reliable. To get started, schedule a demo today. 


Kangarootime brings childcare together with all of the tools centers need to succeed. One, easy-to-use system helps ECE professionals run their business more efficiently while optimizing their classrooms, connecting with families, and empowering staff. Our passionate team of industry experts has a heart for learning and is committed to being a partner to the childcare community. We’ve been serving providers since 2015 and together, we’re advancing childcare forward. To learn more, visit Kangarootime.com.

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