ChildWare is a quality management system for Pennsylvania’s ECE providers.
The system helps early childhood education programs raise quality by making it easier to manage administrative tasks and stay on top of licensing and accreditation requirements. ChildWare consists of two integrated components:
A Brief History of ChildWare
ChildWare was launched in 2010 as part of the Pennsylvania Shared Services Initiative, a joint project with the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC). With support from the William Penn Foundation, PHMC worked with a pilot group of providers to develop a software-based technical assistance model to meet the increasingly complex data management, administrative, and reporting needs of local providers. Participation in the program grew steadily and today dozens individual ECE directors and administrators log into the system every day to track attendance, bill parents, record health assessments, and do all the many, many, tasks associated with managing a center.