ParentClick Ventura
NEWS & UPDATES :

GETTING STARTED

PARENTS…

Welcome to ParentClick! Below are a few guidelines for using our site.
While we attempt to scour our community for information, we know there is always more. Share tips on your favorite hot spots to play with your children, the child-friendly businesses you frequent and other resources you cannot live without.

SUBSCRIBE TO THE WEEKLY SCENE [& MONTHLY BUSINESS UPDATE]
  • [WEEKLY SCENE] We send out an eNewsletter every Wednesday to keep you up to date on what is going on in the community for families! It’s free and we don’t share your email so you will not be spammed. You will however be in the know for everything happening in Santa Barbara County!
  • You will find a Subscribe Form on most pages of the site and all you need to do is fill it out with your Name, Email and Zip Code.
  • [BUSINESS UPDATE] This is sent out monthly primarily to local business, non profits and school administrators. Anyone is welcome to subscribe. We will keep you informed on great local networking opportunities, updates on ParentClick, and other business related news.
REGISTER TO POST ON PARENTCLICK – TRACK YOUR FAVORITES
  • In order to POST on ParentClick or to add a business, event or chat, you need to register on the site.
  • You must click the confirmation email you receive from wordpress@parentclick.com after you register.
  • The other benefit to registering on the site is that it will allow you to track you favorite businesses… this is always a great way to do your research when you are planning camps for the summer or scheduling classes in the Fall. Simply click on the “ADD TO FAVORITES” button that you will be able to view when you are on the profile page for that organization.
  • The DEFAULT STATUS is SUBSCRIBER which allows you to add a business, post comments and save your favorites.
  • In order to “add a chat” or “add an event”, your status needs to be moved to CONTRIBUTOR (please contact us to have this changed). Otherwise, you can also send us your chat or event through our CONTACT US form.
POST A COMMENT
  • You are invited to share your comments and reviews on any of our BUSINESSES in the Directory, EVENTS on the Calendar or POSTS on CHATTER.
  • This site is not intended to be used for anyone to post their strong opinions or negative comments about a business. We invite constructive comments but we do reserve the right to remove any comments that we do not feel are inline with the focus of ParentClick. Our goal is to provide parents with options and choices on everything available in the community so you can find the right fit for your family.
DIRECTORIES
  • Click on “DIRECTORIES” to view a list of EVERY business or CHOOSE A CATEGORY from our DROP DOWN MENU to narrow down your search.
  • The directory is set to show 20 VERIFIED ACTIVE LISTINGS at a time and then you scroll at the bottom of the pages to other pages.
  • We also have an “VIEW EXTENDED DIRECTORY A-Z” link at the bottom of the page that allows you to view our entire directory which includes additional resources that are not verified by ParentClick.
  • If you would like to learn more about the organization, click on VIEW FULL PROFILE.
  • Save your FAVORITES! Simply click on the “ADD TO FAVORITES” button that you will be able to view when you are on the profile page for that organization.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
  • Click on “COMMUNITY CALENDAR” to view a list of EVERY event or CHOOSE A CATEGORY from our DROP DOWN MENU to narrow down your search.
  • If you would like to learn more about the event, click on FIND OUT MORE.
EDITORIAL & CHATTER
  • Click on “EDITORIAL & CHATTER” to view a list of EVERY blog post or CHOOSE A CATEGORY from our DROP DOWN MENU to narrow down your search.
  • If you would like to read the full post, click on READ MORE.
CLASSIFIEDS & BABYSITTERS
  • You can post items to sell or your babysitting services.
  • You cannot use the Classifieds to advertise your business. We will remove any types of solicitations.
    If you are interested in listing in our Directory, please see information below on advertising.
  • REMEMBER TO INCLUDE…
    TITLE: Specific Need [ie: Babysitter Needed]
    DESCRIPTION: Include Name & Contact and Fees/Price [ie: phone or email]
    IMAGE: You can include a photo of anything you are trying to sell [300×250 jpg]
    CATEGORY: Classifieds: Babysitters OR Classifieds: Swap or Sell
WEEKLY SCENE ARCHIVES & SPECIAL GUIDES
  • Visit our archives to view past newsletters.
  • We have 5 Special Guides that we send out and post year-round on ParentClick since these are usually hot topics for families.
    Preschool Guide [JANUARY]
    Sports Guide [FEB]
    Camp Guide [APRIL]
    Non Profit Guide [MAY & NOVEMBER]
    Back To School Guide [AUGUST]

BUSINESSES [& OTHERS POSTING ON PARENTCLICK]…

ADDING A BUSINESS TO THE DIRECTORY
  • You do need to be logged in as a SUBSCRIBER [default status when you register on the site] to fill out the form. This also allows you to go back and make updates to your listing.
  • All listings are moderated by ParentClick. Please note that it can take up to 48 hours before your event is posted.
  • You can do a complimentary 10 day listing to try us out and if you would like to continue, we invite you to visit our ADVERTISE page.
ADD A PERK OR DISCOUNT
  • You do need to be logged in as a CONTRIBUTOR to fill out the form. This also allows you to go back and make updates to your perk.
  • All perks are moderated by ParentClick. Please note that it can take up to 48 hours before your event is posted.
  • You will add your special offer by going to the CHATTER & EDITORIAL page and filling out the form with the details. Be sure to include the DATES your offer is valid.
  • REMEMBER TO INCLUDE…
    TITLE: Specific Need [ie: PERK: Early Registration Discount]
    DESCRIPTION: Include description of special perk as well as VALID dates [ie: expiration] Business Name & Contact [ie: phone, email, address]
    IMAGE: You can include a logo [300×250 jpg]
    CATEGORY: Coupons & Perks
ADDING AN EVENT TO THE CALENDAR
  • You do need to be logged in as a CONTRIBUTOR to fill out the form. This also allows you to go back and make updates to your event.
  • All events are moderated by ParentClick. Please note that it can take up to 48 hours before your event is posted.
ADDING AN ARTICLE TO EDITORIAL & CHATTER
  • You do need to be logged in as a CONTRIBUTOR to fill out the form. This also allows you to go back and make updates to your post.
  • All articles and chats are moderated by ParentClick. Please note that it can take up to 48 hours before your event is posted.
ADVERTISE
  • Would you like to reach parents and families in our community?
  • Consider and annual listing on ParentClick.com. It’s easy and affordable.
  • Your listing gives you access to post on our calendar and chatter.
    You also have the option to purchase site ads or newsletter ads.
  • Please check our BUSINESS DIRECTORY to see if your name has been added (do a SEARCH for your name).
    If not, click on our ADVERTISE page for details on posting.
MAKE A CHANGE TO YOUR LISTING
  • Details to come…
MAKE A CHANGE TO YOUR EVENT
  • Details to come…