The Nerdery - Overnight Website Challenge

Twin Cities 2011, March 26-27

Loving Arms Child Care Center

Loving Arms Child Care Center is a faith-based, nationally accredited early childhood program. We serve children ages 6 weeks to 6 years of age in a quality, year-round child development and education program. We are licensed to serve 78 children in 4 developmentally appropriate classrooms.

What new functionality we are looking for

To provide prospective parents with the information they need to make an informed decision about choosing our early childhood program to meet their child's developmental needs.

To provide currently enrolled families with information about our scheduled programs and activities, i.e. newsletters, tuition, special events.

To provide prospective employees with information about our goals and curriculum and the ability to apply.

How the new functionality will help

It would provide accurate and up-to-date information about our program.

It would allow parents and staff to submit information/applications electronically.

It would increase the profile of our quality program to anyone who is looking into early childhood education opportunities.

How our organization will use the technology

Who will use the technology

6 Messages from Supporters

2011-01-23 23:29:05 UTC
Jean Geselius, Advisory Board member

Loving Arms Child Care Center would greatly benefit from a pro bono team’s expertise to help us improve communication with our child care families and provide tools for our staff to be more effective early childcare instructors as well as to help us promote the excellent care we provide these young children.

2011-01-24 17:32:34 UTC

Both of my children attend the Loving Arms Child Care Center. LA works hard at keeping parents informed and up to date on activities at the center. With having children attend parttime we dont always get messages and update right away. An updated website would help us as parents keep informed about activities and happenings at the center. It would also benefit other families who are interested in Loving Arms to obtain information about the canter and its happenings.

2011-01-24 17:41:04 UTC
Mark & Jennifer

Our daughter has attended Loving Arms for two years. We couldn't be more pleased with the level of care provided both from the infant room staff and now in toddlers. Searching for quality daycare is difficult and time consuming. An enhanced web site would benefit families considering Loving Army by enabling them to access information about the care and services provided.

2011-01-24 18:26:18 UTC
Susan Olson

Loving Arms would greatly benefit from your help. As a board member, we are continually trying to find ways to help keep parents, staff, and the congregation informed on all aspects of the center. Having your expertise would make our job that much more efficient. Information can be crucial in providing the best care and education for our young children. Thank you for your consideration of Loving Arms Child Care Center!

2011-01-24 19:37:55 UTC

Both of my children have had the opportunity to attend Loving Arms Child Care Center. The center provides not only child care but opportunities for young children to experience many activities beyond having their daily needs met while they are in their care. The center has become accredited in the past year that further shows their committement to the children and families they serve. Communication is key in every business and having families and the community informed and up to date on happenings, opportunites and center information should always be a priority. This website enhancement would add another way to get information to those that need it. Thank you for considering Loving Arms!

2011-01-25 01:09:33 UTC

My son has been enrolled at Loving Arms since he was a few months old and is now 4yrs. Loving Arms needs the support to keep up with demands of technology to keep families more involved with updates and information. Updated technology would also enable prospective parents learn valuable information about the programs and services offered at Loving Arms.


Community Issue

Our Mission

We invite families into our faith community and care for the needs of their children. Our main objective is to provide a loving, safe and stimulating learning environment. We believe that the major develomental taks of a young child is to gain trust in those who care for them and to develop the knowledge that they can affect thier surrounding world. We partner with parents to accomplish these goals. We provide experiences and opportunities for children to grow and develop physically, cognitively, socially, emotionally and spiritually.