TOOTRiS, a technology-enabled service provider that connects parents with high-quality Child Care, is committed to supporting Child Care Providers during all stages of the reopening of California’s economy. In a recent press release, San Diego Mayor, Kevin Faulconer underscored; “Our economy is powered by people. People with families, with children. […] Childcare is economic development. You can’t have one without the other.”
Child Care is being reinvented with technology to meet new health and safety standards put into place by the COVID-19 health crisis, and to support our highly digitalized world. Using TOOTRiS on any device, working parents can search for care, compare providers, go on virtual tours, enroll their children, process payments, and communicate with the Child Care provider, all in real-time and contactless.“
An important part of having people get back to work is ensuring the availability of Child Care at a time when our schools are closed,” said Nathan Fletcher, County Supervisor of San Diego, during a recent COVID-19 press update. “When grandparents are not the best place for kids to be given their vulnerability because of age, we have to do everything we can to ensure that there are more child care opportunities available for workers as they go back to work.”
Smaller Child Care group sizes are important to meet COVID-19 safety guidance. Studies have shown that they’re also critical to a child’s social and emotional development, psychological well-being, anxiety levels, and overall learning. Parents will need to become more comfortable with this new reality.
“Kickstarting California puts extreme pressure on Child Care Providers, particularly those with smaller in-home programs, to meet the new health guidelines that prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Alessandra Lezama, TOOTRiS CEO. “We feel a responsibility, now more than ever, to ensure all providers are fully supported and able to operate safely, so that the parents who rely on them have peace-of-mind to focus as they return to work, recover San Diego’s economy, and shape our new world.”