ERIC Number: ED351117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-4
Reference Count: N/A
Employers Roundtable: Employer Supported Child Care.
Delaware Valley Child Care Council, Philadelphia, PA.
This booklet outlines a number of options available to employers to enable them to better cope with child care issues that they and their employees face. Major options include: (1) flexible work policies, such as flexible scheduling, alternate work places, shorter work weeks, and the consolidating of sick leave, holidays, and vacation time into one category called personal leave; (2) information and counseling services, such as child care referral and parent education; (3) financial assistance, such as flexible benefit plans, dependent care plans, and direct subsidies for child care; (4) direct provision of child care through on-site programs, consortia with other companies, or reserved spaces in local child care centers; and (5) support for or creation of services through charitable contributions, subsidized care for children who are ill or in special circumstance, or the provision of family day care networks. Before adopting any program or policy, employers should review management concerns, assess employees' child care needs, identify community resources, and analyze the costs and effects of various options. Employers may need to establish a management-employee task force or committee, or hire an outside consultant, to examine these questions. Effective child care programs help both the employer and employees, because such programs improve productivity, reduce absenteeism, lower employee turnover rates, enhance recruitment, improve morale, generate favorable publicity, and improve community relations and the public image of the corporation. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Delaware Valley Child Care Council, Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Parental Leave; Pennsylvania
Note: Program was funded in part by the Samuel S. Fels Foundation.