People are catching on to the benefits of licensed home daycare, especially in a post-Covid world as preferences shift towards small-scale, close-to-home options for child care.
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April 15, 2022
“The harsh reality is that working moms today need child care,” Garsh said. “It’s an absolute must and they need it really fast.”
Inspired by this nationwide problem, Garsh went on to co-found NeighborSchools, which helps childhood educators open and manage licensed, micro- daycares in their homes. The Boston-based startup announced a $5 million early-stage funding round this week to expand its services.”
April 12, 2022
“Founder Bridget Garsh is on a mission to make childcare better for everybody, from parents to providers, through at-home “micro-daycares.” She’s not only helping parents find quality, affordable care, she’s enabling them to offer better compensation to experienced care providers.”
April 12, 2022
“NeighborSchools is addressing a crux of the childcare crisis with a model that centers the needs of children, parents, and providers,” says Chelsea Clinton, co-founder of Metrodora Ventures. “We need creative solutions that simultaneously expand access to affordable childcare for parents and increase wages for childcare professionals, while providing good experiences and outcomes for kids. We are enthusiastic to support a team building technology to do just that and recognize the potential for NeighborSchools to help countless American families as they begin to scale up in the year ahead.”
October 21, 2020
“The continuity of care and this partnership that develops between a provider who works with the child for a couple of years and a parent, that’s the magic of it,” enthuses Brian Swartz, one of the founders of the Boston-based NeighborSchools. “We think this is the model for the future of childcare in America.”
August 25, 2020
“The majority of companies have historically under-valued and under-appreciated the importance of childcare for their workforce, especially working moms, and they have largely left parents to fend for themselves” – NeighborSchools co-founder & COO, Bridget Garsh
August 24, 2020
Podcast interview with Brian & Bridget discussing the NeighborSchools origin story, the mission to bring child care back to the neighborhood, and the launch of our own podcast, Work Like a Mother.
August 13, 2020
Interview with NeighborSchools CEO Brian Swartz discussing the process to open a licensed home daycare as more early-childhood educators face an uncertain job market due to Covid-19.
March 27, 2020
“While we never envisioned this scenario, the tech we’ve built for our network is uniquely well suited to automatically match families to child care programs in real-time,” said Swartz. “In child care scheduling, we need to account for each child’s date of birth, the family’s care schedule and the licensed capacity of each program within age range.”
November 5, 2019
Working parents need childcare that isn’t going to cost more than their little one’s future college tuition. Care providers need a way to navigate the regulatory and logistical challenge of opening a daycare in their homes without losing their minds (and getting paid a fair amount). Therein lies the sweet spot for Boston-based NeighborSchools. Using a software platform to make childcare easier and accessible, NeighborSchools has raised $3.5 million in a seed round led by Accomplice.