“T Is For Toddler”

“06880” loves highlighting young entrepreneurs. We’ve featured high school app developers; girls who design clothes and jewelry; a guy with a lawn care business long before he had a license to drive his equipment around.

Most are in high school. A few have been middle schoolers.

Today we introduce Capri. She’s a student at Greens Farms Elementary.

She’ll be there a while. She’s only in 3rd grade.

Last year, Capri realized busy parents needed help. While they were busy doing parent things, their children — younger than Capri — needed attention.

Not exactly a babysitter. More like someone to play with them.

“T is for Toddlers” was born.

Capri, and a couple of 3-year-olds.

Just contact Capri. Weekdays after school, and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., she is “mommy’s little helper” (or daddy’s).

The parent is still in the house — cooking maybe, or on a conference call. Meanwhile, Capri plays with their 3- to 5-year-old.

“We might read,” she says. “Or play games.”

Capri knows her audience: parents as well as kids.

“If the child wants to go on a screen, I’ll ask what game,” Capri explains. “Then I’ll say, ‘let’s play that in real life.'”

Capri knows something else parents might be concerned about.

“I want to make sure kids are having fun,” she says. “And that they’re safe.”

She charges $4 an hour. Sounds like the best bargain in town.

(To contact Capri, email her mother: alliqd@gmail.com. Hat tip: Matt Levey)

10 responses to ““T Is For Toddler”

  1. J.W. Kaempfer, Jr

    N is it for Nuclear?

  2. Alan Phillips

    Ps- sounds like a great business
    Pss-How do we book you when our grandkids stay over at the end of August ?

  3. E is for Entrepreneur!
    What a smart kid!

  4. Eric William Buchroeder SHS ‘70

    Innovative. Customer-centric. Definitely ahead of her peers. And supported by her parents. May God protect them against the 1st lawsuit.

  5. Thanks for the post Dan! My email address is AlliQD@gmail.com 🙂

  6. Rebecca Ellsley

    This is fantastic and I am very proud of her! I did something very similar when I was her age. Even at this very reasonable price she is watching the kids and playing with them which allows the parent time to get somethings done while she is there. It’s very helpful all the best.

  7. Roberta Tager

    G is for great idea! Great little person!

    Sent from my iPhone


  8. This is a great business concept. Back in the day when our kids were small, my wife and I had a couple of young ladies come in occasionally and do exactly this for us. People who have never had toddlers don’t realize what relief it is to get even a little bit help with them, and for that matter what a relief it probably is for the toddlers too. My guess is that Capri could be charging a lot more and be worth every penny!