Make an impact
in a child's future
We are transforming the early childhood experience
Dearest leverages intelligent technology and the knowledge of experts from the world’s top educational programs to bring the most enriched childcare to parents who don’t want to settle for a lackluster experience. At Dearest, we know how critical early years are. That’s why we hand-select top-tier educators to provide childcare combined with fun individualized activities that teach young children fundamentals in STEM, literacy, creative arts and languages.
Our Story
Dearest started with a simple mission: to bring education and childcare together. Founded by Eiko Nakazawa, Dearest came about both from a place of passion and frustration. After having her child, Eiko needed to find childcare that could provide the enrichment she would have given her son herself. The existing services lacked a focus on the little one’s cognitive, social and emotional development in the most important years. Eiko realized that other parents were facing the same problem. Determined to bring her passion for education to a service that needed it most, Eiko set up shop at Columbia University’s Startup Lab to found Dearest, a pioneer in next generation childcare.