A Fort Worth app launching this week aims to connect parents, teachers, care providers

  • September 08, 2022


A Tarrant County partnership called Best Place Kids is launching an app for parents to connect with local resources, find events and locate child care that fits their unique needs. BEST PLACE FOR KIDS Best Place for Kids

Parents in Fort Worth are always looking for information. Dozens of Facebook groups, newsletters and call-outs from schools along with various apps used by child care providers create a network of play dates and meet-ups, homework ideas and fun. But that patchwork has gaps, said Carlos Walker who raised several children in the city and now works for the Fort Worth school district as a director within the FWISD Equity & Excellence Division working for the Family Action Center.

“There’s been a communication gap within the city that people have been trying to address, including myself for a long time now,” Walker said. Walker hopes that a new app launching this week called Parent Pass, could bridge that gap and provide a solution for schools, parents and residents.

The new app officially launched this week after a soft launch earlier this year. The Best Place for Kids, a Fort Worth-based public-private partnership “focused on ensuring every Fort Worth child is on a path to learning and life success,” announced the official launch of their Parent Pass app earlier this week. Schools and other organizations can post information about events and information for their community and parents can communicate one-on-one. The app comes after the success of a child care finder launched by the same organization that launched amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which limited the amount and quality of child care options across the region. With internet searches tuning up dozens of directories for child care providers, the partnership spearheaded a one-stop-shop for finding child care at find.bestplace4kids.com.

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