HHS Announces CCMS Implements 'Data Bridge' with CCA KinderTrack Portal


March 2, 2023

Hello Iowa Child Care Programs,

We are excited to announce brightwheel’s integration with the Child Care Assistance (CCA) KinderTrack system! With this new feature, you will be able to log student check-ins with brightwheel and easily send attendance data to Iowa’s KinderTrack portal.

By using attendance data already entered in brightwheel using the check-in tool, the KinderTrack integration allows you to quickly and easily submit attendance data to your KinderTrack account! This removes the need to manually enter child attendance times and reduces the likelihood of data entry errors. This is a huge time saver for your business!

Don’t have brightwheel? Click here to get started for free today.

If you are interested in getting your brightwheel account set up for the next CCA billing period that starts on March 6th, register and join one of brightwheel’s sessions below to get started.

Important reminders:

  • Please bring your Provider ID number
  • Please bring your Child ID numbers
  • Please make sure your attendance data is accurate in brightwheel. For help click here
  • Do not enter any information into the KinderTrack portal for the next billing period that starts on March 6

 We are excited to announce this functionality and continue to streamline your daily operations!

On February 16, 2023, Playground announced their ‘data bridge’ integration to the KinderTrack portal. To learn more, read the Help Center article here. You can book a personalized demo of Playground here.

If you are not currently using a Child Care Management System (CCMS) in your child care business, learn more about the 1-year free CCMS subscription paired with a Financial Management Consultant and technology grant available on the Child Care Collaborative of Iowa’s website or call 1-844-786-1016. The application and/or questions can be emailed to FMC@midsioux.org.

Tami Foley
Division of Family Well-Being and Protection
Child Care Bureau
Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

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Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. is a not-for-profit Community Action Agency established in 1965 to fight poverty at a local level by assisting low-income families in Northwest Iowa to become self-sufficient.

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