ERIC Number: ED336173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Facts about Employer Support for Child Care. NCJW Center for the Child Fact Sheet Number 2. Revised.
National Council of Jewish Women, New York, NY. Center for the Child.
Media coverage has given rise to various misconceptions about the scope of employer support for child care and the kinds of assistance most useful to employees. Some may believe that employer support for child care involves opening a child care center at the workplace. While employer-sponsored child care centers are highly publicized, they represent only one of a variety of programs an employer can establish to address their employees' child care needs. Child care is a concern of business because working parents are a significant portion of today's work force and because the child care problems of working parents are strongly linked to job performance. The child care supports that are most useful to employees are not necessarily the most costly. Employers are only part of the answer; federal, state, and local governments, public schools, nonprofit and for-profit child care agencies, and employers must work together to assure an adequate supply of high quality, affordable child care. (RH)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Elementary Education, Employee Assistance Programs, Employer Supported Day Care, Flexible Working Hours, Fringe Benefits
National Council of Jewish Women, Center for the Child, 53 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Jewish Women, New York, NY. Center for the Child.
Identifiers: Fact Sheets
Note: For other fact sheets, see PS 019 340-342.