Launching Local Child Care Programs For Montage Health

April 4, 2024


Montage Health is a nonprofit health system based in Monterey, California, comprising of a collection of organizations dedicated to maintaining the health and connectivity of the community it serves. It has 2,500 members, including overnight, part-time, and shift employees.


Montage Health employees consistently expressed concerns about child care needs in employee surveys. While the hospital considered launching an on-site child care center, challenges arose around costs, construction, and uncertainties about fluctuating demand.

The Solutions

  • Concierge Services: Wonderschool matched Montage parents with nearby child care from our high-quality network of family child care programs.
  • New Child Care Program Creation: Recognizing the need for scalable child care capacity, we recruited and enabled local providers to start quality nearby child care programs that offered priority enrollment to Montage employees.

Hinley's Child Care Program For Montage Health Employees

The Outcomes

  • 97% of child care requests were matched through our concierge services
  • Parents received child care assistance within weeks.
  • A record-low employee turnover was reported in the past year for Montage Health; new child care benefits contribute to a family-friendly benefits package.
Map of new child care programs near Montage Health


"Thank you for all your help in providing information about child care services in my area. Your help was very beneficial in finding local and highly-rated daycares here." Montage Healthcare Worker Parent Employee

"Wonderschool has been accessible, knowledgeable, and straightforward. The child care program creation solution makes sense since demand for child care can change year after year."  Greg Smorzewski, Montage Health-Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer

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