ERIC Number: ED330429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Support Services at the Workplace: What's Involved? Guidelines for Corporate Decision Makers.
Nelson, Eleanor T.
A comprehensive program of services for working parents who are employees of a consortium of companies is described and evaluated. With the support of the Prospect Hill Executive Office Park in Waltham, Massachusetts, the Prospect Hill Parents' and Children's Center offers parent support services, such as information and counseling, information resources, workplace child care, sick child care, and financial support. The center also provides management information services, including employer seminars, newsletters, reports, and consultation. This booklet includes: (1) background information on the setting and initiation of the model; (2) discussion of options in parent support services and the identification of service components that meet parents' needs; and (3) discussion of dimensions of the consortium model, including design, implementation, insurance and liability, marketing, and the initial organizational structure. Each chapter of the booklet begins with general considerations of issues that emerged during evaluation. Chapters also include illustrative case histories. It is believed that the experience gained in the development of the Prospect Hill Parents' and Children's Center can be effectively used in the development of similar employer-supported programs. Appendices include a glossary; a list of programs for reference with succinct information in several categories; and a selected bibliography. The booklet is illustrated with numerous black and white photographs. (RH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Consortia, Elementary Education, Employed Parents, Employer Supported Day Care, Family Programs, Guidelines, Innovation, Models, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Services
Prospect Hill Parents' and Children's Center, 200 Fifth Avenue, Waltham, MA 02154 ($9.25).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development Services (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Prospect Hill Parents' and Children's Center, Waltham, MA.
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