ERIC Number: ED335137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Employers and Family Day Care.
This paper provides employers with critical information about family day care, the most widely used type of out-of-home care for infants and toddlers in the United States. Employers who are concerned about honoring parents' choice of child care, committed to high quality child care, and dedicated to using resources efficiently, will be pleasantly surprised by what family day care has to offer. This paper describes ways in which employers provide direct services, such as child care resource and referral contracts and family day care networks, and make community investments, such as philanthropic and organizational fund initiatives. Liability and accountability issues, and advantages and barriers to increased employer involvement, are considered. Discussion concludes with suggestions for employer involvement. An annotated bibliography cites 21 references. Appendix I summarizes employers' options. Appendix II is a directory providing 32 profiles of family day care initiatives. Appendix III lists organizational resources. (RH)
Descriptors: Accountability, Annotated Bibliographies, Background, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Employer Supported Day Care, Family Day Care, Guidelines, Legal Responsibility, Networks, Private Financial Support, Profiles, Program Development
National Council of Jewish Women, Inc., 53 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010 ($10.00; $5.00 for NCJW members).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: AT&T Communications, Inc., New York, NY.; Save the Children, Atlanta, GA. Southern States Office.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Jewish Women, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Business Role
Note: Funding also received from Steelcase, Inc., and U.S. West.