The story of Procare Solutions begins with a dad who saw a child care center needed help.
That dad was Jeff Blum, and he remembers dropping off his 2-year-old son and watching the center’s owners struggle with their accounting system.
So he wrote them a computer program to help. That program — limited, yes, but incredibly innovative for its time — can lay claim to being the very first version of what eventually would become Procare Solutions.
Procare Solutions is celebrating its 30th anniversary, so we invited Jeff to share his memories of those early days. In his podcast, he recounts how Procare got its start and the changes that came before his retirement. He’s joined by Carol Levins, who owned many child care centers and is among the first of Procare’s customers. Her feedback helped Jeff shape the software to fit the needs of early childhood educators.
Listen as Jeff and Carol discuss the evolution of Procare from its origins on a computer with two floppy disk drives but no hard drives, to its growth to today, when Procare Solutions is the largest providers of child care management software and provides much more than just accounting help!