Shopping, Supplies, and Resources


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Just about anything you could need for your child care can be found online. Besides the convenience of shopping from the comfort of your home, you may be able to find some great bargains.

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Catalogs

Many companies have online catalogs. These sites are general suppliers and carry a wide variety of products including furniture, office supplies, decorations, toys, teacher aids and materials.

  • Classroom Direct.com
  • Lakeshore Learning Materials



  • Toys

    From major suppliers and franchises to small mom and pop operations, there are many toy stores online. Some sites specialize in educational toys, infant toys, folk toys and more. I have tried to include just a small sampling.

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      • Arts and Crafts

        If you are in search of a specific craft material or hard to find kit, you may wish to start you search at these craft sites.

      Services

      Family child care providers and center administrators can find a variety of services available on the internet.

      • Self-Publish Children's Book - Get the support you need to write, illustrate, publish and market your book. 5% discount for Child Care Lounge members.


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      Software

      It wasn't so long ago that daycare providers, directors and administrators spent much of their time literally buried in a mountain of paper work. Now many tasks are simplified with software programs. Some of the tasks performed by the following products include: billing, enrollment records, client database, accounts receivable, and waiting lists.