Elizabeth Harz: August 28, 2020


Expert Shares Resources and Insights to Help Parents Prepare for Unprecedented Back-to-School Season


Elizabeth Harz, CEO of Sittercity

As plans for the new school year start to take shape across the country, it’s clear there will be no one-size fits all solution. After being stretched thin for months of being the sole source of childcare, education and enrichment for their children, parents are facing a back-to-school season like never before.  Between 100% remote, homeschooling and hybrid models, parents have a lot of additional work on their plates. Even families heading back to school in-person have new hurdles to face.


On August 28th, Elizabeth Harz, mother of two and CEO at Sittercity will be available to share insights and resources for parents planning for back-to-school, regardless of their learning situation.   Elizabeth can discuss how the pandemic has shed a bright light on the childcare crisis and provide families actionable ways to prepare for and find the support they need as the school year commences, including:


  • How to find support for schooling during COVID-19 to meet each family’s unique situation
  • The differences in childcare options such as nanny, nanny share, homework helper, sitters, and virtual sitters)
  • How to screen for the right help including educational qualifications and aptitude, COVID-19 precautions,
  • Guidance on preparing a contract with COVID considerations and interviewing a professional during the COVID pandemic



  • There is a huge increase in interest in hiring childcare for the fall.
  • References to “pods” in job posts have increased 4x in the last month alone as school plans started to take shape.
  • In order to be able to do their own jobs and keep their children learning, a majority of parents are looking for longer-term nannies and babysitters this year instead of an after-school or date night babysitter
  • Back-to-school guides and resources are available to help families identify their needs and to plan for any situation this school year.


For more information, please visit:  www.sittercity.com/backtoschool




A working mother of two, Elizabeth Harz experiences daily the challenges of finding, scheduling, communicating with, and paying the network of sitters that care for her children. As the CEO of the first and largest digital platform connecting families with reliable childcare Sittercity, she is leading the company on an ambitious course to make child care finally work. Prior to joining, she held leadership positions with consumer and B2B brands including Yahoo!, Electronic Arts, Chegg and CNET. Elizabeth is thrilled to be using her talents and experience to tackle a challenge that she lives and breathes every day.

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