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Vivvi has partnered with Elon University in Elon, N.C. to develop and manage a new on-site child care center to support faculty, staff and students.

Vivvi, a leading provider of employer-sponsored child care and early learning, today announced plans to partner with Elon University, a private university in Elon, N.C., to develop and manage a new on-site child care center to support faculty, staff and students, opening in Spring 2025. 

“This announcement brings to fruition a longstanding goal of the university to provide employees with quality and accessible child care,” said Elon President Connie Ledoux Book. “These steps ensure that Elon remains a best place to work and thrive for our faculty and staff. I’m also excited to see all the positive engagement the new child care center will bring to our community in the years ahead.”

The new Vivvi child care center, which will be located on Elon’s campus, will serve approximately 30 children ages 0-2, and offer extended hours conducive to working and student parents. Elon, which is known for its engaged and experiential learning, will also leverage Vivvi to offer opportunities for collaboration within the university community.

This new partnership underscores Elon’s commitment to its Boldly Elon strategic plan and towards caring for its caregivers, and recognizes the critical importance of supporting employees in both their personal and professional lives. Studies show that a lack of child care options for early career academics is pushing high-quality educators out of the workforce, and for many students who are parents, child care is largely unaffordable.

Elon’s investment in on-site child care signifies its commitment to the health and well-being of its student body, faculty and staff,” said Charles Bonello, Vivvi co-founder and CEO. “Flexible, high-quality child care not only enhances long-term career opportunities for working parents, but also positively impacts the lives of the next generation—the children of Elon’s students, staff and faculty.”

Vivvi is working closely with the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education to implement a research-based learning program that incorporates the most up-to-date strategies and best practices in early childhood education. Vivvi’s inquiry-based curriculum encourages children to build developmental skills through play-based activities. 

“This partnership with Elon enables Vivvi to leverage some of the top educational experts in the country, and strengthens our commitment to providing young learners with a research-based early childhood education program that nurtures each child’s curiosity about the world around them,” said Ben Newton, Co-founder and COO of Vivvi. “This school will be filled with caring, passionate, and expert educators who will bring Vivvi’s unique curriculum to life.”

The need for high-quality child care in the area is significant. It took Elon faculty member Jason Husser over a year to secure a spot in a local child care center for his child due to high demand. An associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Policy Studies, Husser serves on the Elon committee of faculty and staff tasked with developing a plan for the university to provide on-site child care. 

“It struck me firsthand how important it is to have a child care center for employees,” Husser said. “Elon is invested in the well-being of its community and providing support for our youngest is key. We want to provide a valuable and meaningful five-star educational experience for the children of our employees and students.”

Vivvi is one of the fastest-growing child care and early learning providers in the country. In addition to on-campus care, Vivvi also offers a suite of services that equitably and flexibly support working families, including: In-Home Care, Virtual Tutoring, a global l Back-Up Child Care Network, and Care Cash, which allows employers to offer reimbursements for care provided by an employee’s personal network of family, friends and caregivers.

Read more about the partnership here.

About Elon
Elon is a selective, mid-sized private university renowned as a national model for engaged and experiential learning. Students work closely with faculty who are dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarship. The curriculum is grounded in the traditional liberal arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional and graduate programs. For more information, visit

About Vivvi
Vivvi provides child care and early learning for today’s families. We partner with employers of all sizes to make exceptional full-time, part-time and backup care more accessible and affordable. With beautiful campuses, flexible offerings, and trained, passionate teachers, we provide parents with peace of mind while offering employers the most powerful tool for recruitment, retention, and productivity. For more information, visit

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Jessica Pallay

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