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{Video} Setting Up A Website For Your Home Daycare

What is the very first thing parents do when looking for daycare for their child?  You guessed it, they Google it.  And if you don’t have a website for your home daycare, they’ll have a much harder time finding you.

In today’s video, I answer a question from LaDonna.  She has an amazing website at WoolseyAcademy.com.  She asked how I go about making the graphics for my site, specifically about overlaying text on the photos.  Along with my answer, I’ve also got some tips on setting up a free website, and even how to get a free top level domain name!

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Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!


  1. Adrienne Bradley

    Hi Megan,
    This was a great post! I absolutely agree, a FCC must have an online presence. My child care site is hosted by Vistaprint. I was green when I started with them and they had easy to use templates that matched the marketing material I was already purchasing from them. I have used them for years, but recently have made the decision that I will be eventually moving to a self-hosted site since they do not allow me to transfer and retain my content.
    I am fairly active with my site and recently added a “Virtual Tour” which is a picture based video of the child care which allows a prospective parent to see the child care even before a visit.
    I have a suggestion for providers not wanting to give out their personal phone numbers. I have used a Google Voice number for years as my business number. It’s free and a really great option because I am able to forward the business calls received on the Google Voice number to my email as well as my cell phone so I don’t miss a call. It is also really handy to be able to separate business from personal calls.
    Go check out Adrienne Bradley’s latest post! Why you should never give a parent tourMy Profile

  2. Megan Elford

    Hi Adrienne! I love the idea of using a Google Voice number – I’ve never tried it, I’ll have to look into it. I was always nervous about giving out my phone number because I used my landline, and of course, it’s super easy to find your address with it.

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