CareLuLu, a DC-Based Child Care Search Tool, Expands to Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill to Help Parents Find Daycare and Preschool
Washington, DC, May 10, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- CareLuLu, a free website that helps parents find child care tailored to their family's specific needs, has just expanded into the Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill area. After a successful start in the Washington DC metro, CareLuLu has expanded its full platform to connect parents and child care providers in the Triangle area.
Nine months ago, founders Patrick Matos, Evgeniya Usmanova and Gabriel Marques unveiled their robust platform and personalized search tool in the greater Washington DC area child care market. As parents themselves, they know how difficult and time consuming it is to find the right daycare. To simplify the process, they built a free platform to help parents quickly find and compare options. On CareLuLu parents can easily find the perfect daycare match based on budget, hours, teaching philosophy or even something as specific as a peanut free environment.
After successfully helping hundreds of parents in the DC region, CareLuLu was accepted in March 2014 into The Startup Factory, a Durham-based startup accelerator. CareLuLu’s founders thus decided to extend their service to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and other nearby cities, including Cary, Apex, etc. The Triangle area is the second market where CareLuLu offers its personalized child care search tool.
Daycare profiles on CareLuLu offer in-depth information on child care providers, such as tuition costs, details on the program, facilities, services and staff experience. Child care options covered include home daycares, child care centers and preschools. All North Carolina profiles on http://www.CareLuLu.com, only include regulated child care providers that have received the necessary safety training, background checks and whom undergo regular unannounced inspections.
For parents outside of the greater Raleigh - Durham area and Washington DC metropolitan area, CareLuLu offers a nationwide child care directory which lists information on over 200,000 child care providers across the US.
For more information on CareLuLu, please visit http://www.CareLuLu.com. CareLuLu can also be found on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CareLuLu), Twitter (http://www.Twitter.com/myCareLuLu), Tumblr (http://www.carelulu.tumblr.com) and Pinterest (http://www.Pinterest.com/myCareLuLu).
CareLuLu is an online marketplace that allows parents to find child care options that match their family's unique criteria and needs. CareLuLu was born in 2013, when parents Evgeniya Usmanova & Patrick Matos, turned weeks of research and frustration for their own daycare search -- including 16 in-person visits to child care centers -- into a powerful platform that simplifies the child care and preschool search process. Since launching, CareLuLu has helped hundreds of parents connect with child care providers, and was selected as a top 10 finalist in the 2013 Women 2.0 Pitch Competition in Las Vegas for most innovative, women-run tech start-ups. In March 2014, CareLuLu was selected as one of four startup companies to participate in The Startup Factory accelerator located in Durham.
CareLuLu Facts and How It Works:
‘Lulu’ definition (noun, lü-lü): A remarkable person, or thing.
CareLuLu helps find remarkable childcare for your little ones!
The only website offering detailed information on licensed home daycares, child care centers and preschools. Many websites focus on babysitters/nannies, but not on outside of home (group) child care.
We work only with regulated child care providers, with proper training and safety procedures in place, and who undergo regular government inspections.
The only website with tuition rates available by child’s age and part-time options.
Daycare profiles feature reviews by parents of kids at the child care center.
Personalized criteria-based search with over 30 filters allows parents to instantly find child care centers or preschools that fit their budget, hours and specific needs (e.g. languages, peanut-free, etc.).
Parents can save schools to favorites and easily compare child care options using our comparison tool.
We conduct in-person visits of Verified providers, offering photos and detailed CareLuLu reviews.
The only online tool that allows parents to compare, short-list and instantly contact preschools.
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