Making parents’ lives easier
Founded out of Columbia University’s Startup Lab, Dearest was created to solve the most pressing problem parents face today: limited accessibility of high-quality early education and care.
The true cost of finding and managing trusted parenting support is rarely acknowledged. And it’s that emotional and financial burden which forces millions of parents out of the workforce each year.
Our parent-tech company makes high-quality early learning, childcare, and parenting support accessible by helping employers subsidize those costs for their working families, in an effort to create a more equitable future.
Our core business pillars
Parenting Support SystemFrom pregnancy and childcare to school admissions and work-life balance, every parenting journey is uniquely challenging. Dearest delivers a customized support system that matches families with the best vetted specialists and services for their individual needs- making it easier for parents to manage their family lives, wellness, and careers.
Parent-Tech InvestmentTechnology has made our data-driven, personalized parenting support and high-quality education accessible to families around the world. We develop, and invest in, innovative parent-tech solutions that disrupt the high-touch, fragmented, and outdated parenting sector.