Tom Copland, a national leading expert on the business of family child care, couldn't have said it better:
Establishing a website for your business is a good way to attract and educate parents about your family child care program.
Because parents are looking for child care on the Internet, you want to have a place where you can introduce your business. Not having a website could be the deciding factor in whether a parent chooses your program.
Your website is an opportunity to share more information with parents about the benefits of your program. You can describe your program’s philosophy, list a typical daily schedule, show children’s activities, post testimonials from satisfied parents, and explain what children are learning.
Many providers show pictures of the rooms in their home where children spend most of their time. Your pictures can also highlight your outdoor play area and children’s equipment. If you post pictures, be sure you have written permission from their parents.
Course description and prerequisites:
In this online course, you will learn how to create and share a website using Google Sites. Google Sites is an easy-to-use-tool that comes as part of your Google Account. If you do not have a Google Account, please go to Google Apps for Education course to learn how to open an account and how to use some of the apps that are integrated with Google Sites and that we will be using in this course.
- Creating a new site
- Adding web pages
- Creating a photo album
- Working with text, links, images, and video
- Adding a calendar