Palcare Website
Palcare Website

Palcare > non-profit website

Palcare was created twelve years ago to offer a new kind of flexible, nurturing education and care, night and day, seven days a week. Palcare is a nonprofit school and child care center that serves over 200 families of all income levels. The center was designed using the quality standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the California Department of Education and “Preschool for All.”

Palcare needed a website that would function for them on multiple levels. First, they wanted to use the website as a first point of contact for prospective parents. This included program information, virtual tours, and answers to common questions for new parents. Second, the website needed to provide up-to-date content for existing parents, ranging from monthly parent calendars to schedule and program updates. Finally, a change in program funding demanded a greater online presence with stronger branding and a clear message that would ressonate with potential contributors to the school.

Because the website would have a frequent amount of updates, it was necessary to provide Palcare with the means to manage site content themselves. Aiming to keep costs low, we customized an existing open-source content management system to provide them with the means to manage sections of the site that required frequent updates.