I am raising money to develop Playworkers.com into a Worldwide Playworker Marketplace where parents can schedule and book playworkers for their children. Playwork is the future of childcare. We need to create more opportunities for children to play as play is at an all time low in the United States as discussed in books such as Free to Learn by Peter Gray, Unschooled by Kerry McDonald, and Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv. With unschooling more popular than ever, Playworkers work perfectly with unschooling families.
The software we want to use is $7,200/Year so if you can help us pay for the software, we can focus on building and growing the marketplace. It's a powerful service marketplace software that we have found will be the best fit for what we want to do. We especially need the calendar management and multi-currency features since Playworkers will be a worldwide marketplace.
The site will also give Playworkers and anybody who wants to become a playworker the opportunity to learn and earn together. "You can't spell Learn without Earn" We will also be working with a playworker organization to train new playworkers. While there are no requirements to be a playworker in the United States, the more training and experience a playworker has, the more they will make.
Playworkers empower children with the freedom to learn and support children and young people to create their own spaces and opportunities for play. Playwork is fairly new to the United States with only one college, Bloomsburg University, offering a Minor in Playwork which they started offering about 3 years ago. However, in the United Kingdom, playwork is very popular with many colleges offering Majors.
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