ERIC Number: ED354983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the Corporation in Promoting Early Childhood Education and Care and Family Support Systems.
Corporations have assumed many roles in promoting early childhood education and care and family support. To select services or programs to offer their employees, many companies go through a planning phase that involves an analysis of employees' needs and a review of community resources. The three most frequent solutions to helping employees solve problems of work and family have been the provision of information and financial assistance through corporate child care resource and referral programs, Flexible Spending Accounts, and parent seminars in the workplace. About 200 corporations have created child care centers. An increasing number of companies have developed initiatives to increase the supply and quality of child care services; individual or collaborative corporate contributions; special funds; and sponsorship of accreditation efforts. Four major groups convene the task forces on local child care problems with which businesses tend to be involved: the United Way; resource and referral agencies; chambers of commerce; and state executive offices. Corporations are also involved in legislation relating to child care. Questions concerning corporate endeavors to provide child care assistance center around the degree to which corporate programs: (1) are developed with thoughtfulness; (2) deplete the community of its best resources; (3) improve quality or endorse efforts to lower standards; and (4) are attracted to family support programs at the workplace or see them as peripheral. (HOD)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Cooperative Programs, Corporate Support, Day Care, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Employer Supported Day Care, Financial Support
Families and Work Institute, 330 Seventh Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10001 ($10, plus $2.50 shipping and handling; 10% discount for nonprofit organizations).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Families and Work Inst., New York, NY.