As many working parents have learned during shelter-in-place over the last several months, managing a full time or part time job while caring for children daily is not sustainable. Parents can only play the role of superheroes for so long, and as economic pressure continues to force companies across the U.S. to resume operations to pre-pandemic levels, working families need help. Never has it been more apparent that childcare is infrastructure.
Today, we are excited to announce a partnership with UrbanSitter in order to support working families across the country by providing UrbanSitter’s network of sitters and parents with access to Collective Go™.
Research shows that childcare support is a critical factor in people returning to work. Data from the 2019 U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics shows 98 percent of American families have at least one employed parent and 64 percent have both parents employed1. In a survey that UrbanSitter recently administered with nearly 500 parents, the company found:
- 70% are finding working at home with kids difficult
- 21% say current conditions have made them more likely to quit their job
- Only 13% of parents said they would feel comfortable sending their children to a daycare facility right now and instead their top choice would be a sitter/nanny who works only with their family
Starting on July 17, UrbanSitter will offer Collective Go™ to both caregivers and parents. Members will have the opportunity to purchase a Collective Go™ plan through UrbanSitter. The product provides both parents and sitters support for symptom screening, uploading their test results, and will certify their compliance with the testing protocol. Once purchased, members can easily download the Collective Go™ app to get started.
Parents already back at work or those resuming normal routines can find sitters who have purchased Collective Go™, via a badge on their sitter profile. The badge signifies that sitters have enrolled in the program. Once enrolled in Collective Go™ through UrbanSitter, to activate their Compliance Certificate, users are asked to fill out a daily symptom checklist and upload their COVID-19 test results. Before working together, families and sitters can ask to see each other’s active Compliance Certificate in the Collective Go™ app.
Interested in learning more about how Collective Go™ can help your organization reduce risk and facilitate a safer return to work? Fill out this form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly!