CARE.COM EXPANDS PROVIDER NETWORK TO CONNECT FAMILIES WITH CARE-RELATED LOCAL BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS
Care.com to offer nationwide coverage of child care centers, tutoring programs, housecleaning companies and more
Waltham, MA (November 8, 2011) - Care.com, Inc. (http://www.care.com) the premier source of family care options for children, seniors, pets and home, today announced the expansion of their provider network to allow Care.com members to directly connect with local businesses and organizations that provide quality lifestyle services for families.
The expansion of their provider network enhances the Care.com experience by providing deeper and more varied services outside of in-home care, which enable families to fulfill all of their care-related needs through a trusted resource. Care.com already has nationwide coverage of child care centers and has recently added tutoring and housecleaning services as new categories.
With the expansion, Care.com members can now search by zip code to find detailed profiles with member ratings and reviews. Local businesses and organizations that join Care.com can receive high quality inquiries from consumers who are actively making decisions about care-related services.
"Families come to Care.com each day to connect with individual care providers," said Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com. "By expanding our network to include local businesses and organizations that provide care-related services, we continue to broaden our offering to meet the growing needs of our members. Over the next several months, we will introduce new care-related categories that impact everyday life. We are very excited about this growth opportunity"
"Care.com has cultivated a uniquely targeted membership that any growing care-related business would want to access," said Burt Rosen, Vice President of Marketing at KinderCare®, the nation's largest private provider of early childhood and school-age education and care, serving more than 200,000 children in the United States. "We are delighted to be working with them to ensure families seeking quality care learn more about our local centers. Care.com has consistently been a great way for us to attract new families to our schools. "
About Care.com, Inc.
Founded in 2006, Care.com (www.care.com) is the largest and fastest growing service used by families seeking high-quality care providers, providing a place to easily connect with hundreds of thousands of care providers, share care giving 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, pet care, housekeeping and more. To help ensure safety both online and at home, Care.com provides mom-reviewed profiles, monitored messaging, access to background checks, recorded references, and educational information on the interviewing process. Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, technology companies, and professional services firms offer Care.com memberships as a benefit to employees through its Workplace Solutions program.