At a Glance
St. Luke Preschool & Early Childhood Center
Dix Hills, New York
Procare was difficult to use, had inflexible reporting, and was extremely time-consuming.
EZ-CARE2 Web’s for anywhere, anytime access and one-on-one training.
- Hours are saved each week by not having to enter data in multiple places
- The hosted aspect allows for data entry anywhere, anytime which is great for a busy center
- Customizable reports allow the data to be pulled exactly as needed
- One-on-one training made the learning experience fast, easy, and enjoyable
St. Luke Preschool & Early Childhood Center provides an education to over 150 young children throughout the school year, and offers a summer program that allows kids to develop their social and academic skills.
Kathy von Thaden has been with St. Luke Preschool for over four years. St. Luke was using Procare Software to manage their child care data, but Procare was not meeting their needs and expectations. Kathy explained, “For starters, Procare was not user-friendly, and a lot of information had to be manually entered countless times in different places. I was constantly retyping the same info, just on different pages. The reports were also very difficult to customize, and we couldn’t always get what we needed, when we needed it. The amount of time that was wasted was unacceptable, and we knew that we had to try something else if we wanted to keep growing.”
Kathy began searching for other childcare management solutions, noting that Procare was not an option, “From our experience with Procare, we did not consider sticking with them or paying for their new version. We looked into a number of other solutions, but most of what we saw was not geared towards what we needed. However, when we saw EZ-CARE2 Web, we were really impressed with everything that it could do. I had a chance to work with the demo system before committing to anything, which was very convenient: I was able to work with real data in a real system! Everything was user-friendly, and working with the staff was great; they answered every question accurately and honestly. We were very comfortable moving forward with EZ-CARE2 Web after everything we had seen and the experience we had working with them up to that point.”