Westerville, OH – (October 2, 2023) – TOOTRiS, a leading provider of innovative Child Care Benefit solutions, is partnering with one of the largest suburban communities in Central Ohio for Child Care Benefits. The City of Westerville, Ohio, will utilize TOOTRiS platform to connect with a network of childcare providers, enabling employees to find care options that match their preferences and schedules.
TOOTRiS is renowned for its technology-driven approach to ChildCare solutions allowing parents to see real-time inventory of available Child Care slots up to a year in advance, then search, compare, vet, and enroll from any digital device. The platform also emphasizes transparency, allowing parents to receive real-time updates on their child’s activities and well-being.
This partnership is a proactive response to the growing need for accessible and reliable childcare services, which has become a crucial factor in maintaining a healthy work-life balance for employees. Access to high-quality Child Care has been shown to alleviate these challenges by providing employees with the peace of mind that their children are well cared for in a safe and nurturing environment.
“Westerville has a tradition of pairing technology with solutions to help our teams grow and thrive, and this is an extension of those efforts,” said Monica Irelan, Westerville City Manager. “When we invest in our people and provide benefits that instill confidence and minimize distractions, we’re able to provide an exceptionally high level of service to our community.”
Recent workforce surveys by McKinsey & Company highlight the pressing challenges faced by employees in balancing work life with childcare needs. The lack of affordable and convenient care options often leads to increased stress, absenteeism, and reduced productivity among employees. These challenges not only impact individual families but also hinder the overall growth and prosperity of a community.
This new benefit will make it easier for working parents to find care that fits their specific family needs, including full-time, drop-in or emergency care, before/after-school programs, summer camps, tutoring, extracurricular activities, babysitters, nannies, and more.
“We are honored to collaborate with the City of Westerville in addressing the critical Child Care needs of their staff,” said Alessandra Lezama, TOOTRiS CEO and select member of the ReadyNation CEO Task Force on Early Childhood. “Our mission aligns perfectly with the city’s commitment to fostering a supportive and productive work environment. By making Child Care more accessible, we are paving the way for a brighter future for both families and the community at large.”
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TOOTRiS is the nation’s largest, most comprehensive childcare network, with nearly 200,000 providers, making access to care convenient, affordable, and on-demand. TOOTRiS is reinventing the Child Care industry as the first and only technology that unites all the key stakeholders – parents, providers, employers, and agencies – into a single platform, enabling them to connect and transact in real-time. This enables employers to provide fully managed Child Care Benefits, giving their workforce the flexibility and family support they need while organizations seek to increase productivity and ROI. Through TOOTRiS, parents and providers directly connect, empowering working parents to quickly find and secure quality Child Care while allowing providers to unlock their potential and fully monetize their program.
The City of Westerville, settled in 1809 and founded in 1858, is nestled in northeast Franklin County and southern Delaware County, the fastest-growing county in the state of Ohio. Westerville is home to 40,000 residents, making it one of Central Ohio’s largest suburban communities. Home to Otterbein University, Westerville is known for its nationally recognized parks system and municipal utility service. Find more information at www.westerville.org.