CARE.COM LAUNCHES DAY CARE DIRECTORY
Online Directory Provides Child Care Resources at the Local Level
Waltham, MA--October 10, 2007-- With 63 percent of children in the U.S. under the age of 5 (almost 12 million) currently in day care, the challenge of finding the right facility is faced by millions of parents each year. To help parents in the planning process, Care.com? (www.care.com), the premier source of trustworthy family care options, has launched the Day Care Directory--a nationwide online resource that takes the stress out of searching for different child care options.
Care.com's Day Care Directory provides a listing of day care resources at the local level, searchable by zip code. Featured day care providers within the site provide additional information ranging from qualifications and certifications to current availability and rates. Designed to provide families with concise and timely information on day care providers close to home or work, the Day Care Directory provides a robust list of options for all 50 states.
The process of selecting the right day care facility for a child is one of the most important decisions a parent must make. While the criteria and priorities in choosing the right setting are different for every family, taking the first steps in the process--identifying priorities and a conducting a thorough search of the information and options available--can make the final decision that much easier.
"We are thrilled to add the Day Care Directory to our breadth of care giver services," said Sheila Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com. "For first-time parents especially, the process of evaluating day care options can be emotional--you are entrusting someone else with your child's wellbeing. What we've recognized is that it's important for parents to have options, and the Day Care Directory strives to bring parents closer to the services in their neighborhood."
In addition to the Day Care Directory, Care.com provides child care listings for nannies and babysitters across the country. Added enhancements including mom-reviewed provider information, background checks, video profiles, and recorded reference interviews have made Care.com the premier solution for addressing the child care needs of families. These critical measures offer users an added layer of confidence and security when making important decisions regarding personal family care needs.
Launched in May 2007, Care.com connects people seeking qualified caregivers with a national network of trusted providers. With local search options currently available in more than 20 major cities across the United States, Care.com's online marketplace provides a network of care providers in areas including child care, tutoring, senior care and pet care.
For more information on Care.com's Day Care Directory, visit http://www.care.com/day-care-directory-p1080-find.html.
Founded in 2006, Care.com is the largest and fastest growing service used by families to find high-quality caregivers, providing a trusted place to easily connect, share caregiving experiences and get advice. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through-child care, special needs care, tutoring and lessons, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service helps families find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks and references for hundreds of thousands of mom-reviewed providers who seek to share their services. Through its Care.com for Recruiters service, Care.com also enables companies to find high-quality caregiving employees. For more information, visit http://www.care.com/.