It all began in 1998, when Pam built her first website for Pam's Play Place and Preschool. In 1999, she added a mailing list group; Footprints to the Future, which was a small chat group those who were part of it know how special it was. In 2000, Pam became a member of Family Child Care, a mailing list group owned by Jill of Jill's House and became a newsletter editor of that group and later added Family Child Care News. Family Child Care News was a monthly newsletter for child care providers which grew to over 300 members. Child Care Themes was added in 2001, with many theme ideas and a wonderful resource for providers to share their ideas and files. In late 2001, Family Child Care News, Child Care Themes and Footprints to the Future; were combined to make Child Care Express, which has grown to a social network for early childhood educators today.
By 2002, Pam had developed a large client base for her web design which was Pages by Pam (this is the name you will still see on your credit statements when making a purchase through one of her websites). Pages by Pam offered web design to mostly child care providers but also other small businesses. Today Pam Ball Designs has built and maintained over 500 unique websites. You can view my current portfolio here.
In 2003, while working with Robyn Birge of Birge Designs, started Reach for the Stars. Robyn and Pam successfully created a Preschool Program and Toddler Curriculum which has sold in all 50 states as well as 15 other countries. This curriculum is still available today under the names RFTS Preschool & RFTS Toddler. In 2010, Robyn and Pam decided to work independently but often consult each other with current projects.
In 2010, Pam Ball created Lil’ Explorers, a Multi-Age Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. Lil’ Explorers offers weekly lesson plans for all three age groups which can be used together or separately.
In 2011, Pam Ball started offering custom work through Child Care Customs. Customs can range from one printables to a lesson plan or forms for your business, as well as websites, brochures, business cards, newsletters etc.
In 2012, Pam is looking to add even more in the way of web site templates for those who can create their own website but may not have the eye or ability for the design. If you are interested in purchasing a website template prior to their release please contact Pam. Templates includes html templates, ZenCart templates, OpenCart Templates, and MORE!