Our Story

The idea for CareLuLu emerged when Jen and Patrick, like many other parents, struggled to find the right daycare for their two daughters. They quickly learned that many child care programs either don't have a website, or offer incomplete information.
To get a true feel of each child care provider, they had to go through the hassle of calling each one, and then scheduling a visit. After dozens of calls to child care providers, Jen and Patrick ended up visiting 16 daycares to finally find the one they loved!
The problem was obvious -- parents were unable to easily shop around before spending endless hours visiting each potential child care provider. After experiencing the problem first-hand, Jen and Patrick were set on creating a solution. They teamed up with Gabriel, an extremely experienced web developer, to create what is now CareLuLu.
I was blown away by the website itself. This is exactly what parents need.
Nicole Dash
Mom Blogger at Tiny Steps Mommy
Thank you! Your website is wonderful. It's truly a godsend after trying to find a needle in a haystack on Craigslist!
Ann B.
Potomac, MD
This is the only site I've found where everything I need to know is in one place.
Olivia K.
Bethesda, MD
CareLuLu is your all-in-one resource that aims to help parents navigate all the childcare options in our area.
Laura Harders
Mom Blogger at Beltway Bargain Mom
It saves a lot of time for us to be able to search for options within our price range.
Cecily D.
Mt. Rainier, MD
It was super helpful and it helped me find a lot of options that didn't come up with a Google search.
Laura F.
Washington D.C.

Our Founding Team

Patrick Matos
Founder, CEO
Evgeniya (Jen) Usmanova
Founder, COO
Gabriel Marques
Founder, CTO

Our Mission

We believe parents should have easy access to high quality information of all of their child care options — photos, parent reviews, tuition rates, and thorough descriptions. We rigorously collect information on local child care programs by visiting daycares and preschools in-person, taking real-life photos, and verifying parent reviews to ensure there are no gimmicks. We want parents to have an authentic impression of every child care provider before scheduling a tour. We work hard to help you make the best decision for your kids.

Made By Parents For Parents