SOURCE: TeacherCare Online

August 27, 2013 09:00 ET

TeacherCare Online Empowers Parents With First-Ever Free Online Service Focused on Connecting Families With Teachers for Home Childcare, Tutoring and Lessons

Educational Concerns and Desire for Early Childhood Learning Prompt Parents to Seek Alternative Childcare and Education

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2013) - TeacherCare, the 20-year leader in matching parents with qualified teachers and child development specialists for learning-centered childcare, is extending its brick and mortar business with today's announcement of TeacherCare Online (www.teachercareonline.com). The new offering is the first and only online service focused entirely on connecting education-minded parents with teachers for in-home childcare, tutoring and lessons. While the impact of having a teacher provide one-on-one care for children has been available to families who can afford considerable agency fees, TeacherCare is tapping its extensive industry experience to offer this innovative online service to a broader range of families. The new service is free of charge, with premium pricing plans also available for parents. With TeacherCare Online, cradle to college private learning services are now easily accessible to parents and families everywhere.

"While the education canvas is changing rapidly, one thing will never change: the power of a teacher making a one-on-one connection with a child," said TeacherCare CEO, Terri Brax. "Given this unceasing change, the importance of early education and gaps in today's public education system, parents are desperate to find ways to provide their children the educational foundation that positions them for success and happiness throughout life. At TeacherCare we've seen the power of creating a real connection between a child and a teacher and we're proud to make that dream a reality for more families."

Using the TeacherCare Online service, parents can ensure their children are getting a strong and early start with learning fundamentals and that they are augmenting a school curriculum that may be increasingly compromised due to budget constraints. Parents can easily search the network of teachers and educated professionals to connect with the private teacher that best meets their child's specific learning needs and interests. Parents can browse and select qualified teachers in their area for learning-centered childcare, tutoring or specialized lessons such as music, art or foreign language.

For teachers, the TeacherCare Online service offers a new career alternative to traditional classroom work that many find limiting with larger class sizes, fewer resources and more restrictive teaching policies. By connecting these quality teachers with education-minded families, inspired educators can find a rewarding and flexible private teaching and childcare job that allows them to fully engage and enrich the life of a child.

How it works: Parents select potential candidates from a broad network of teachers in their area. Parents have access to in-depth portfolios and can view candidate answers to a battery of questions designed to elicit all the information needed to select the teacher that best meets their unique dreams for their children. For teachers, TeacherCare Online allows them to present their own specific approach and style of teaching to help them connect with families seeking that same type of private learning care.

Service Areas: The new service is opening with coverage of Chicago, New York City/New Jersey, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Miami, Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland, with new regions being added monthly.

About TeacherCare and Introducing TeacherCare Online:

Founded in 1993, Chicago-based TeacherCare (www.teachercare.com) is the leader in home childcare education with offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC. TeacherCare is the pioneer in connecting qualified teachers and child specialists with parents to offer a value-added childcare option for families.

TeacherCare has recently announced the TeacherCare Online service to offer more education-minded families access to its network of qualified teachers in major metro areas across the country.

To learn more, visit www.teachercareonline.com.

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