You can subscribe to BPN as a Parent (free) or as Community Member (mostly not free).
Please CONTACT US if you have any questions about which subscription to choose. We usually respond within 24 hours.
Parents and parents-to-be who live in the San Francisco Bay Area (or are moving here) can subscribe for free. Foster parents, grandparents and other family members caring for children in the family may subscribe as parents. You must be actively parenting children (of any age including young adults) so that you can participate in parent-to-parent discussions. If you don't meet these criteria, sorry but we cannot accept your subscription. BPN is a non-profit and our resources are limited to supporting local parents. We review every subscription, and we only approve those that meet our membership criteria. See FAQ for Parent Subscribers for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are looking to publicize a class, school, childcare services, or other child-related business, instead choose one of the Community Subscriptions below.
Schools, individuals, organizations, private practices, and businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area that offer services specifically for parents or children may choose one of our paid subscriptions (free for some types of programs - see below). A subscription allows you to publicize your program or services on BPN, and be included in our listings. Read About Community Subscribers for more information. Not sure which subscription to choose? CONTACT US
Classes, Camps, Schools, Preschools, Daycares,Teams, Choruses
Programs that enroll children or are specifically for parents, whether private, public, or non-profit, such as K-12 schools, childcare centers, preschools, summer camps, parenting classes, soccer teams. Public schools and programs operated by a city may subscribe for free.
Businesses & Private Practices
Local businesses, private practices, medical & dental groups and others that serve parents, children, or families such as family therapists, pediatric practices, college admissions advisors, nanny agencies, tutor centers. [more info]
Nonprofit Organizations & Institutions
Organizations that have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and serve parents and children, such as libraries, public service institutions, religious institutions, and research institutions.
Note: if your nonprofit organization operates a K-12 school, preschool, camp or classes please subscribe above in the Classes, Camps, Schools category. [more info]
Babysitters, nannies, tutors, coaches, music & art teachers, performers, authors and other private individuals who live locally and who offer one-on-one child-related services and who do not wish to subscribe as a business. [more about nannies] [more about tutors & teachers] [more about performers, artists, & authors]