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.
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.
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.
- Fine Wooden Toys
- JAAM,LLC. Unique Toys and Gifts
- Live and Learn Toys
- Toys to Grow On
- Trend Times Toy Store
Although many providers and daycare centers are now utilizing child-centered curriculum planning or planning themes on their own, there is another alternative. There are sites that offer ready-made curriculum packets and programs. Here are some of the more popular ones.
- Child Care Express
- Creative Pre-K
- Early Start
- Finger Play's with Miss Lori - 14 interactive finger plays
- Lil' Explorers
- Mother Goose Time - Preschool Curriculum
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.
- Fabrics - Browse and select from a huge assortment of quality, discounted designer fabrics.
Family daycare providers and center administrators can find a variety of services available on the internet.
- Allied Time USA - Effective employee time clock solutions
- Child Care Only - Start a Day Care Facility
- Daycare Hotline - Resources for starting and operating a daycare program.
- EPrintableCalendars - Create Your Own Free Printable Calendar
- Family Daycare Marketing - Marketing Resources
- The Home Daycare Complete Recordkeeping System
- Kidfit - Physical ed activities
- Pam Ball Designs - Quality web design you can afford
- Time Clocks - Find simple employee punch time clocks to sophisticated timekeeping solutions
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.
- Childcare Management
- Childcare Sage
- Day Care Software
- Daycare Waitlist
- Daycare Web
- EZ-CARE2 Childcare Management Software
- EZCare Online Web-Based Management Software
- HiMama - Never forget those special moments
- Parenta - Childcare services Innovative childcare management, training and marketing solutions for nurseries.
- ProCare Software
- Tuk Me In A child-sized zipperless sleeping bag, designed by a mom to swaddle and comfort children during nap time and more.
- Helpful Booklets:
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