ERIC Number: ED242422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-14
Reference Count: 0
Public/Private Partnership--A Cost Effective Model for Child Day Care Services.
Alisberg, Helene R.
Trends suggest that 11 million children in the United States will need day care services by 1995. Presently, corporations provide child care support through subsidies to low income employees or through community facilities, parent education, and information and referral (I & R) services. Such support results in reduced rates of absenteeism and turnover and improved work attitudes and recruitment. The public need for assistance in child day care services has been formally acknowledged through the legislative process. The 1981 Economic Recovery Tax Act and the Dependent Care Assistance Program provide tax relief for the provision and use of child day care services. Of available service options, I & R services are a primary step for corporate involvement and offer the most cost-effective mechanism for providing such support to employees. A model I & R service is the Corporate Consortium for Child Care in Hartford, Connecticut. In this operation, technical expertise is provided under a service contract with INFO LINE, a community I & R agency. Additionally, parent seminars are provided by an early childhood education specialist under a contract with the nonprofit regional education coordination agency. A child care representative within each of the participating corporations assists employees with procedures for child day care placements, using regularly updated computerized data based on lists of licensed centers and day care homes. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Way of Connecticut, West Hartford.