ERIC Number: ED358968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on Colorado Employer's Involvement in Child Care: Findings, Recommendations and Action Plan.
Colorado Governor's Business and Child Care Council, Denver.
In December 1989, the governor of Colorado established the Colorado Business and Child Care Council to determine the existing level of employer participation in childcare, attitudes about child care, the magnitude of demand for childcare assistance by employers, and barriers to greater employer involvement. The council was also charged to establish a process by which employers can receive information on childcare issues and options. Finally, the council was asked to submit recommendations to the governor and legislature for increasing the current level of employer involvement in childcare by 600% in 2 years. After conducting a statewide survey of Colorado businesses, the council developed a five-point agenda: (1) implement an information campaign aimed at educating employers on childcare-related benefit options; (2) build partnerships between public policy makers and corporate decision makers to support employer childcare initiatives; (3) increase assistance to businesses in developing and licensing childcare facilities; (4) increase initiatives that encourage developers and businesses to provide childcare programs when both demand and economic feasibility can be demonstrated; and (5) explore issues related to elder care and the aging workforce. This report describes the activities of the council and a resource group of childcare experts to support and stimulate private sector participation in childcare issues. It includes an overview of the issue, nationally and in Colorado; findings of the statewide childcare survey; recommendations; and an action plan. The survey instrument is appended. (AC)
Descriptors: Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Employer Attitudes, Employer Supported Day Care, Government Role, Information Dissemination, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Statewide Planning
First Impressions, Governor Romer's Office, State of Colorado, 136 State Capitol, Denver, CO 80203.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Governor's Business and Child Care Council, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado