Our Mission

To connect families and child care providers seamlessly, helping programs stay full, and keeping families in the workforce.

Who We Are

Our founder and CEO, Jessica Eggert, created LegUp in early 2019 when she was pregnant with her second child and had just finished a long and arduous search for child care; one she had done years before with her first child. She knew there had to be a better way for child care providers to connect with families searching for care and move them through the enrollment process more smoothly.

After partnering with providers to understand the enrollment process and recognizing the toll it was taking on both their resources and families, Jessica joined forces with technology expert and co-founder Garrett Vargas. Together they built LegUp: the child care industry's first and only Enrollment Success Platform that makes care more accessible by simplifying the enrollment process for programs, families, and employers. 

Today, LegUp is led by a diverse group of working parents, early childhood educators, and early childcare policy experts who want to see the child care industry not only grow, but thrive.

What We Believe

  • Every family deserves access to quality child care.
  • Every child care program deserves the opportunity to do what they love, while growing a thriving business.
  • The experience of finding child care should be easy, trusted, and reliable.
  • By collaborating with experts in the field, we can effect sustainable change and build a stronger child care industry.
Our Vision
To create a world where every family has the support they need to reach their parenting and career goals and achieve a balanced lifestyle, and every provider has the resources they need to grow their business.

The Team Behind LegUp

We're working parents, child care advocates, former preschool teachers and Directors, and enrollment nerds.
Jessica Eggert

Jessica Eggert

Co-founder & CEO
Garrett Vargas

Garrett Vargas

Co-founder & CTO

Jenn Chavez

Director of Provider Operations

Julia Barfield

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Rob Simmermon

Senior Engineer

Dana Sanders

Enrollment Advisor

Crystal Simms

Enrollment Advisor

Lydia Mack

Content Marketing Manager

Charissa Lillo

Enrollment Support Manager