View Full Version : Where do parents search for child-care options?
Sep 8th, 2010, 06:55 AM
I'm wondering...I own a Montessori school...looking to get the word out...
Where do parents start their search? Word of mouth/referrals would be the most obvious one. But for the tech savvy parents amongst us, where do you start?
Sep 8th, 2010, 06:58 PM
Is it that nobody knows or nobody searches for child care on the internet?
wow...i thought RFD was the place to come for answers...
Sep 8th, 2010, 07:47 PM
Try your local paper...i.e for us the North Toronto Post.
Internet is fine, but too broad a search and in many instance irrelevant as waiting lists can be 12+ months.
Sep 9th, 2010, 12:38 AM
Well there's Canada childcare directory, but there doesn't seem to be many listings there.
The BC gov't has a pretty good child care search, maybe Ontario has something similar?
Nov 12th, 2010, 11:49 PM
I've used daycare bear (http://www.daycarebear.ca/) and craigslist or kijiji.
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Nov 13th, 2010, 01:18 PM
The internet is not very useful for local searches, so I'm not sure how many people will look for child-care there.
You might want to try Craigslist/Kijiji - at least they are somewhat localized.
Maybe put up posters at local dropin centres/schools?
Nov 14th, 2010, 01:02 AM
Local Newspaper (i.e. for us the North Toronto Post)
Mailings to local houses
Bulletin Boards of local Schools (if not for kid 1, then kid 2+)
Word of Mouth