Curacubby was formed in 2016 in an effort to transform the way schools and childcare centers handle billing, payments, registration and recordkeeping. But the vision for Curacubby began a few years earlier. In 2012, Curacubby founder Steven Khuong and a group of passionate parents and educators started a preschool program that offered a whole-child approach to educating youngsters with special needs after Khuong’s son was diagnosed with autism.
As their special needs preschool program expanded, Khuong realized that the school’s educational goals were held back by the established low-tech systems of payment, registration, and recordkeeping.
Most private preschools send bills and collect money from parents the same way they have since the 1970’s, by paper invoices and personal checks. As their program grew, Khuong found too much time was spent creating monthly invoices, manually tracking payments, depositing checks, sending out late payment reminders, and responding to parent requests for statements. The school wanted to focus on teaching, not bookkeeping. But cumbersome, manual processes hindered their progress.
So Steven teamed up with two of his friends and fellow parents, Brian Meckler and Ross Lugos, to create an automated and secure online payment, registration, and recordkeeping system designed just for schools, to bridge the gap between quality childcare and mobile commerce. The original vision for Curacubby was to bring new, automated tools to schools so they could focus on what they do best – educating our children.
Today, Curacubby is a complete online school management system that handles enrollment, billing and payment processing, and revenue growth – without the complexity found in other solutions. With an easy set-up process and no software to download or install, the solution handles online registration and enrollment, account management and reporting, automated billing, payment processing and waitlist management, and is backed by a world-class support team that guides schools through implementation and provides ongoing training and support.
Curacubby is trusted by a wide range of childcare, preschool, K-8, camps and enrichment programs to remove the manual headaches of paper-based billing and check-cashing, and also enables text and email communications, automates late fees, and adheres to the highest security and data protection standards in the industry.
Curacubby is back by top Silicon Valley VCs and is a cohort of the Envestnet | Yodlee accelerator, ranked as the #1 financial technology incubator in the country. Curacubby’s advisory board is led by top executives from some of the most reputable SaaS and digital payment companies in the world.
"Their support team is incredibly responsive and resolves any hiccup right away with unfaltering service and friendliness."
"I highly recommend it for any childcare or educational center looking to automate processes and improve efficiencies."
"They can pay however and whenever is convenient for them."
"We did a lot of research to try to find registration software that would accomplish what we needed and Curacubby far surpassed any other available platform."
"We are happy to use Curacubby as our billing platform - very convenient for our parents and extremely affordable for me as I was drowning in fees before!! Thank you!"
"With Curacubby, I no longer have to worry about payments. I’m back to doing what I love – working with parents, my teachers, and most of all, my students."
"I am so grateful to Curacubby for tending to all the tuitions coming in, going out, depositing, keeping track of, having records of it all and having tax information for the families as they need it."
"We have brought in more money this year and for the first time, we actually get paid the late fees without all the awkwardness."
"Curacubby team is very professional and is always there when you need support. We highly recommend you give them a try for your school needs!"
“My parents absolutely love Curacubby and being able to pay from an app on their cell phones or on-line. It has made tuition collection something that happens in the background while I spend time with parents and my staff.”