SkyChildCare is a cloud-based child care center management solution for small to medium sized child care centers. It provides online administration of child enrollment, staff scheduling, class management, tuition billing and center administration – all in one place.

SkyChildCare is an acclaimed cloud based product for US based child care centers and is accessible through any modern browser. SkyChildCare caters to the everyday child care worker by reducing their paperwork and allowing them to focus on caring for children. Each child’s daily record is updated daily by center workers and can be annotated with videos and pictures.

Center directors can electronically enroll children, schedule workers to ensure class coverage and notify parents of their children’s progress. It includes a robust tuition module that uses bank grade security to accept payments via credit cards, cash, check and ACH debits.

Free apps for the iPhone and Android mobile devices, allow for parents to keep track of their child’s progress and pay tuition using Apple Pay using a secure fingerprint. Centers can use a free iPad and Android tablet app to quickly capture attendance electronically at the front desk.

To make it accessible to small businesses, SkyChildCare is free to home day cares, and is priced at a modest monthly subscription basis to larger centers.

SpinSys saw the market need to develop an easy and affordable care center management solution that automated tedious administrative tasks for small to medium sized centers.  While there are many client-server legacy applications that are expensive to procure, install and operate, there are few compelling cloud based solutions that enable the center to get to work without turning into an IT integrator.

Developed entirely in using Amazon Web Services technologies such as EC2, S3, CloudFront, and Glacier, SkyChildCare is a case study on how to quickly build successful products and companies in the cloud with minimum upfront infrastructure cost.

SkyChildCare provides a free option that’s ideal for daycares and allows them to do everything from managing enrollment and scheduling classes to automated tuition collection using credit cards and bank debits.

John RamptonInc.com

SkyChildCare, a dominant cloud based solution for child care centers, uses the built-in security provided by Amazon Web Services and enhances them by applying the best practices doctrine published by the Department of Defense.

Steve OlenskiForbes.com

SkyChildCare represent the future of how businesses can pay low monthly fees to obtain high-level software services.

Paula MooneyExaminer.com

An Amazon technology partner, SpinSys, chose the AWS Cloud platform for SkyChildCare due to its:

  • Security

    The AWS cloud infrastructure is housed in AWS’s data centers is designed to provide the highest availability while putting strong safeguards in place regarding customer privacy and segregation. AWS provides certification that their infrastructure meets the requirements of an extensive list of global security standards, including: ISO 27001, SOC, the PCI Data Security Standard, FedRAMP, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) Information Security Manual, and the Singapore Multi-Tier Cloud Security Standard (MTCS SS 584).

  • Product Support

    A cloud based product like SkyChildCare is constantly updated with new features and defect fixes. Customers simply have to log in through their browser to access the latest version without ever having to slow down for upgrade downloads and installations. Customer feedback is captured in real time through the browser and this makes it easier for technical support to resolve issues as they emerge.

  • Scalability

    Rather than over provision hardware for a new product launch, SkyChildCare relied to AWS to auto-scale the infrastructure to provide consistent availability as new customers signed on. This eliminated upfront infrastructure costs and reduced ongoing operation cost to only the amount of compute facility actually used.

  • Availability

    AWS builds its data centers in multiple geographic regions as well as across multiple Availability Zones within each region to offer maximum resiliency against system outages. This ensures that SkyChildCare remains available and open to business regardless of the underlying infrastructures need for hardware maintenance.

  • Geographic Reach

    With thousands of child care centers across the US using SkyChildCare, it was important to cache user data as close to the customer as geographically possible to ensure high performance. AWS CloudFront CDN (Content Delivery Network) ensured that we placed pictures, videos and documents in geographic caches that pre-positioned them for a quick download experience for our users.