“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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hat tip: Matt Levey)