Minute Menu Systems rolls out KidKare.com as the new Online Claiming Tool for CACFP Providers

More than 55,000 providers use our current WebKids and Kids software to do their claims online. The ways that people connect with technology are changing, and Minute Menu is changing to meet their needs. We’ve launched KidKare.com as the replacement for WebKids and Kids. It’s a mobile-friendly website that providers can access from almost any device—if you can access a modern browser on your phone, tablet, or computer, you can use it anywhere. And unlike our kids2go app, you can do ALL of your claim from any device, including submitting claims and enrolling children. It’s super easy to use and always at your provider’s fingertips.

There are no apps to install and no special requirements (like only using IE). Just go to www.kidkare.com and log in.

The great news for sponsors is that, as KidKare.com data syncs over to HX, you don’t have to do anything differently with your KidKare.com claims. They come into HX just like WebKids or Kids claims, and you can process them all together. This means that you can roll over your providers at your pace.

Sponsors will also benefit from “observer mode,” where you can log into KidKare.com using your Minute Menu HX log in and see your providers’ data in real-time, read-only mode. No more having to know your provider’s password or running a Transfer Data first.

We’ve had questions about what KidKare.com means for our company. Rest assured, we’re still the same Minute Menu Systems. This change is only making what we can offer our clients better and more up-to-date. All 7 of our full-time support staff, our 3 implementation specialists and trainers, our friendly office staff and our strong design and development team aren’t going anywhere. And we’re working to make any future changes that will affect sponsor operations—including the new meal pattern—as easy and painless as possible for sponsors of homes and of centers.

We are excited about what KidKare.com offers providers and the doors that it will open for newer, faster, better user experiences for everyone.

10 Responses to Minute Menu Systems rolls out KidKare.com as the new Online Claiming Tool for CACFP Providers

  1. Alejandra Villacres says:

    Hello, can you let us know when will the Accounting section be available for providers who already paid for the extra feature?

    • achavez1214 says:

      Hi Alejandra! We are working on the accounting features, but they will be released soon! Be sure to subscribe to the KidKare email list by going to KidKare.com and stay up-to-date on the release of new features!

  2. Michelle Muller says:

    does this announcement mean you are opening this for sponsors to start working with providers? I have a provider with an IPad but no computer that would like to get started. Can I go ahead and give her her login and password? thank you.

    • achavez1214 says:

      Hi Michelle! You have to request KidKare as a sponsor first, then your providers can start using KidKare. If you have already started the transition to KidKare as a sponsor, then your provider is allowed to begin using KidKare when you’re ready.

  3. Mandi says:

    Is this available for In Home Daycares or is it only centers?

  4. Vickie Runyan says:

    Will I lose all my accounting data when it switches over to Kid care?

    • Natalie Clark says:

      Hi, Vickie,
      You don’t have to worry about losing your data. When it’s time to change, we’ll convert the current year’s data into KidKare. You’ll still be able to access the prior years in Read Only mode in Minute Menu Kids Pro, though we may decide to move that over into KidKare at some point in the future, too.
      Thanks for the question!
      Natalie

  5. Anonymous says:

    I am trying to enroll a child and don’t want to add a child’s race. Also, I have a few children who are biracial. How can I opt out of answering?

    • Natalie Clark says:

      Hi! Thanks for commenting! The law requires your sponsor to collect this information so that they can test to make sure that the program isn’t discriminating against any particular group, so your sponsor has made this field required. You can mark as many responses as you like for a single child. If you have more questions, please reach out to your food program sponsor, and they will be able to work through those with you according to their agency policies. Have a great day!

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