Last spring, Tricia Shields was at work at a kidney treatment center in Denver, Colorado. “I think I was daydreaming at my desk,” Shields said. She was tired of only seeing her kids at bedtime and her job was getting to her. She’d get close to patients and, sometimes, […]

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“I think I was daydreaming at my desk,” Shields said. She was tired of only seeing her kids at bedtime and her job was getting to her. She’d get close to patients and, sometimes, they’d die.

“It was wearing on me,” said Shields. “I just needed a change. I was looking for a bright start to something new.”

“It was like, ‘Do you want to start your own business? Do you want to be with your kids? Do you want to be around kids?’ And I was like, ‘Yes, I do!’” Shields recalled. “It said, ‘Click here’ and I never do that, I never click on ads, but I did.”

That day at her desk, she was playing music on her phone when ad came on.

“It was like, ‘Do you want to start your own business? Do you want to be with your kids? Do you want to be around kids?’ And I was like, ‘Yes, I do!’” Shields recalled. “It said, ‘Click here’ and I never do that, I never click on ads, but I did.”In search of child care solutions, startups turn to home providers