2024 EdTech Breakthrough Overall ECE Solution of the Year Winner

Revolutionizing child care solutions with award-winning innovative technology.

Our team

Our team

We are on a mission to create a well-funded and well-functioning ECE system that always puts the needs of families and providers first. We envision a future where high-quality, affordable early care and education is easily accessible for all.


Working at BridgeCare

We are a small, women-led, hardworking team of empathy-led technologists who make the system of child care work.

We believe every child should have access to excellent early care and education, every person should be able to pursue purpose and enjoy family, and every provider should be valued as a skilled educator. Our team does this by providing a user-experience-driven data and technology platform designed to create a functional, effective ECE system.

Our team is built on trust. We value autonomy and taking initiative, but we also believe in supporting one another and working together.

Our core values

We pride ourselves on being partners that build and deploy the best solution for your state or community.

  • Humility

    We understand that we are but one piece in a complex system that includes caregivers, educators, government agencies, local organizations, families, and more. While our technology is critical to creating ECE systems for everyone, it takes everyone involved to transform the ECE sector. Our ability to have impact is directly tied to the important work of our clients. We exist to serve them.

  • Adaptability

    Our team is willing to be flexible, admit to being wrong, and always looking for how we can keep getting better. We always put the best user experience and highest impact before our own egos. Our modular Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions are inclusive, culturally responsive, accessible, designed to work in any country, state, county, or municipality, and can grow and be adapted over time.

  • Visionary

    We envision a future where high-quality, affordable early care and education is easily accessible for all. We provide foundational software designed to transform the early care and education sector. Our team takes the time to understand your particular challenges and create solutions that set you up for success. We go beyond the expected, building systems our clients need now and into the future, not just what they initially ask for.

Leadership team

Our diverse backgrounds and skill sets help us understand how to build the solution for the specific ECE challenges faced by government agencies, community organizations, service providers, and families.

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    Jamee Herbert
    CEO & Co-founder

    With a diverse background in women's advocacy, corporate sales, and systems thinking, Jamee saw the connection between quality child care access and its impact on women in the workplace. She founded BridgeCare to realize the vision of an early care and education system for everyone.

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    Jonathan Kirst
    CTO & Co-founder

    A natural entrepreneur with deep expertise in software development, information security, and API design, Jonathan’s previous experiences include Unbank Venture, Salesforce, and Metabright. He was a co-founder in Roostify, a platform with configurable modules that enables home lenders to do more.

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    Hollie Stoyles
    Head of Product

    As a trained user experience designer and with a background in data analysis, Hollie leverages research and customer feedback to distill complex multi-faceted problems into simple experiences. She joined the BridgeCare team with the goal of simplifying software to increase access to care.

The BC team was responsive to our design requests, showcasing their commitment to deliver a data system that best meets our data needs, functionality and reporting demands.

Valerie Grant, DirectorUWC of Connecticut

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