From the owners and directors to the many teachers, daycare and early education centers can use all the help they can get. Thankfully, our smartphones can provide some truly wonderful services to keep their centers and classrooms going strong. Check out our 3 favorite apps that provide all-around critical support without breaking the bank.


OpenStaff is a 24/7 on-demand hiring platform for daycare and early education centers that is revolutionizing the classroom by connecting them directly with qualified teachers to fill temporary or permanent openings. Our company mission is to ensure your center never works understaffed again, all while being easy and affordable to use.

Our app was designed especially for daycare and early education centers facing the challenge of sudden call-outs and made by people who truly understand the business. We know that replacing staff can be a lengthy and expensive process, which is why we keep our rates low so that you can provide the best care and education without compromising the livelihood of your business.

Registration is free, openings can be posted at any time and our teachers go through a rigorous screening process to ensure they are exceptionally qualified for your center’s staffing needs. You can even add caregivers you know and trust to our platform! You get the staff you need, on-demand, in a friendly and affordable way.


HiMama is a powerhouse of an app for daycare centers and early education teachers. The company states that not only can it provide a more streamlined process for running your center, but also an increased retention of staff and students, a stronger connection to your parents and lots of time saved.The app boasts a litany of features while also including some incredible administrative services.

  • Paperless attendance sheets and communication between center directors, teachers, and parents

  • Custom, daily reports for record-keeping and secure curriculum adherence reports for licensing

  • Health check questionnaires

  • Immunization & allergy tracking

  • Calendar management

  • Employee management


HiMama is one of the highest-rated apps online among centers and parents for its ease of use and customer service. You can request a free demo of their services and a free training on HiMama for you or your teachers if you’re switching from a paper system or a competing app!


Anyone who has stepped foot into a daycare or early education center knows how stressful it can be. At the end of a long day, Calm is a little blessing on your smartphone to help you slow your mind. Their guided and non-guided meditations are complete with soothing sounds from pristine natural surroundings, or an extensive selection of relaxing music.

The app also provides an original Daily Calm guided meditation every day to keep you grounded, and has hundreds of meditations and Sleep Stories to reduce stress, anxiety and insomnia. There are even masterclasses taught by world-renowned meditation and stress-management experts. You can try the app free for seven days, and a yearly subscription is only $69.99, which isn’t a bad price to pay for some on-demand peace of mind.