CARE.COM ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH EDUCATION.COM
Waltham, MA-September 30, 2009-Care.com (http://www.care.com/), the premier source of trustworthy family care options, announced a new partnership with Education.com (http://www.education.com/), a leading web destination for parents of school-aged children. This new relationship establishes Care.com as a caregiving resource for Education.com users, helping them learn about the high-quality child care options available to them locally.
This new partnership supports Care.com's corporate belief that all students should receive a comprehensive education with parents supporting children's learning development at home.
Visitors to Education.com's SchoolFinder resource will now have access to Care.com's listings of local caregivers, giving them an opportunity to find trustworthy child care options including babysitters, nannies, special needs caregivers and tutors in their area.
"This is the start of a terrific business relationship between two companies who are changing the way parents connect with the resources they need to support their children's development," said Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com. "We're happy to align ourselves with a company that has such a powerful impact on childhood education and provides high-quality resources that increase effective parent involvement and improve the levels of academic achievement for the next generation."
"We're delighted that visitors to our SchoolFinder resource will now also have access to Care.com's rich body of information," said Ronald Fortune, CEO of Education.com. "Parents come to SchoolFinder to learn more about the schools their children currently attend or may attend in the future. We believe they'll appreciate the ability to learn about high quality caregivers providing services in their area at the same time."
Care.com helps families connect with local babysitters, nannies, special needs caregivers, tutors, senior home care providers, pet sitters and housekeepers through a national network of trusted caregivers. Families in need of trustworthy caregivers can search by ZIP code, service and salary to find care providers in their area.
For more information on Care.com, visit http://www.care.com.
For more information on Education.com, visit http://www.education.com.
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 www.care.com.
Nearly two million parents a month come to Education.com to get the information they need to support their children's unique educational and developmental needs, and to find ideas for how to make learning more fun. From kindergarten readiness to college prep, Education.com is the leading destination for involved parents. Often called "The WebMD of education," the company has teamed up with leading universities, nonprofits, and research organizations to offer highly credible parenting, developmental, and educational information. The site also offers printable activities, community resources, access to best-of-breed educational services, and SchoolFinder - a tool that gives parents comprehensive data on the nation's 125,000 public, private and charter schools. Education.com was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. The company is backed by leading venture capital firms, Azure Capital Partners, TeleSoft Partners, and California Technology Ventures. For more information, please visit www.education.com.