Child Care Platform Company Wonderschool Buying EarlyDay

By Amit Chowdhry • Mar 30, 2024

Childcare platform company Wonderschool announced the acquisition of EarlyDay, a VC-backed early childhood career marketplace, to help early educators address the staffing challenges and reduce administrative burnout in child care.

Staff shortages are impacting childcare centers nationwide. Acquiring EarlyDay will expand Wonderschool’s ability to address staffing shortages and reduce administrative burnout.

EarlyDay connects childhood educator job seekers with its unique proprietary AI technology and matching algorithms, making the hiring and job search process faster and easier for both sides.

EarlyDay’s solutions will complement Wonderschool’s platform, which directly assists governments in addressing staffing challenges and reducing administrative burnout in child care. Addressing staffing shortages and supporting administrators can reduce the domino effect of staffing shortages and ensure early education centers can remain open and fully enroll children.

Wonderschool’s suite of solutions transforms childcare businesses’ staff management, reduces administrative inefficiency, and avoids burnout or sudden closures.

This suite includes:

1.) Substitute Teaching Pool – A platform that enables childcare providers to find qualified substitute teachers for temporary care and substitute teachers to be eligible to enter the childcare substitute teaching workforce quickly.

2.) Helping Hand – An administrative assistance solution that provides back-office support to childcare providers by managing their incoming emails and phone calls from interested parents.


“We are excited to partner with EarlyDay’s mission-driven team, which will empower early educators in establishing sustainable businesses and ensure high-quality childcare is accessible for families. This presents an opportunity to enhance stability and ultimately expand opportunities for teachers to thrive while also increasing access to top-tier care and early education for all young children.”

– Wonderschool Co-Founder and CEO Chris Bennett

“There is an urgent need to address staffing shortages for child care centers across the U.S. By joining the Wonderschool family, we’ll be able to enhance the hiring process for early educators and make it easier and faster for those educators to secure jobs within the industry.”

– Melissa Tran, Co-CEO & Co-Founder at EarlyDay

“Wonderschool shares our purpose-driven mission with a strong commitment to supporting families across the United States. We are excited to join forces to help increase access to top-tier care and early education for all young children.”

– Emma Harris, Co-CEO & Co-Founder at EarlyDay