What if finding great child care didn't have to be such a frustrating nightmare?
That's why the Raising Kids Together community exists - to teach you the shortcuts to finding daycare, preschool, and nannies so you don't have to muddle through alone!
Finding Child Care Isn't Easy:
The options are confusing
The search systems are antiquated or broken
Most families are unclear on what quality looks like
There isn't enough care to go around
The process is an enormous time suck
But it doesn't have to be that way...
Hit the ground running with a 30 Minute Kickoff Call with me to map our your overall strategy and immediate next steps.
Raising Kids Together
A monthly membership that provides you with the knowledge, tools, and support to find + sustain great child care
Save hours of time by using my Launch Your Search Toolkit that walks you step-by-step through EXACTLY what to do to find care in bite-sized 5 min videos.
Fight overwhelm and get my advice every step of the way on our Twice Monthly Q&A Zoom Calls. You'll have my undivided attention on your specific situation to answer questions, problem solve challenges, and get gentle nudges from me to keep you on track!
Level up your parenting skills through our Monthly Child Development Trainings. Not only will you be better able to spot quality child care but you'll learn tricks you and use at home as well, like sensory play for all ages or strategies to navigate tantrums.
Connect with other families in the same boat in our Members-only Community. Here you can post unlimited questions for feedback, take part in our monthly giveaways, and get access to bonus guest experts!
I'm so thankful to have been part of the first RKT group! I've found your nanny toolkit and your childcare expertise to be invaluable. It keeps me from being too anxious about the next steps of childcare and that we will be able to figure something out when the time comes to transition away from a nanny. Although we've been in Portland now for almost 6 years, we are very new to the childcare scene and our friend circle doesn't have many contacts in that scene either. Knowing I can ask questions and you have resources is very comforting.
Raising Kids Together
If you’re looking for childcare, this program is for you. Ren and her program are the best. We were completely clueless looking for care for our 2.5 year old during the holidays, and in a pandemic! We signed up for this program and were able to save so much time and headaches! Ren’s program walked us through what were our priorities (we didn’t even know!), how to check licenses and how to chose between different providers. Ren celebrated with us once we found our place and supported our transition. Our daughter has been in care for two weeks now and we’ve received feedback on how to continue engaging with our provider and how to establish a great relationship. Ren has all the great tools organized and summarized so that parents can succeed in finding a childcare provider that works for them! Seriously. This is for you.
Parents J. & E.
Your child may spend upwards of 40 hours a week in child care. OF COURSE you want them to be with someone good.
But...why join a membership program?
Who is this for?
Anyone raising kids in Oregon ages 0 - 6 who is looking for regular full or part-time care. Parents, grandparents, cousins, kinfolk...if you're raising kiddos you're welcome here, whoever you are and however you identify!
Can't I just figure this out myself?
Sure. But I have helped hundreds of people find child care. I have this down to a science. Why waste your time on internet rabbit holes when I can just teach you exactly what you need to know?
What's with the 3 month commitment? Am I locked into this for life?
The initial commitment is 3 months because that's the minimum amount of time it takes to find, vet, and get started in new child care. After that first 3 months you're welcome to cancel any time and if in the first week you realize it's not for you, I'm happy to cancel the next two months no questions asked.
Why do this as a group? Isn't it faster one-on-one?
Absolutely and I do individual consulting as well, which is particularly useful if you need child care STAT. If that's your situation, check out my offering here.
I created this program because I've been there.
I have a background in early education and teaching, but five years ago when I started looking for my first child I had no idea when to start or where to look or how to find someone with openings ASAP. I found something but the process of finding care was such a chaotic mess I wanted to see if there was a better way.
Fast forward to today, and I've visited over 70 providers in the area and help run the application process for over 30. Through my classes, consulting, and online coaching I've helped hundreds of families in their search.
I am passionate about the importance of this moment in our children's lives and outraged at how little guidance families get when it comes to finding child care.
I am eager to help you find care that helps your child to thrive and gives you the support you need to be the best parent you can be. Let's get started!