ERIC Number: ED433139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Needs of Today's Workforce: Child Care Best Practices.
Herman, Alexis M.
Employers are increasingly recognizing that addressing their workers' child care needs is important and makes good business sense. However, many employers have not offered child care assistance because they lack good information on how to establish such programs effectively as well as on how such efforts can be beneficial. This report, highlighting the experiences of 40 employers who have instituted child care programs for their employees, can serve as a resource and a tool for employers seeking to initiate or expand family-friendly workplace policies. The report presents an overview of eight collaborative efforts to spotlight the importance of partnerships, including those between businesses and unions, in increasing employee access to child care assistance programs. Part 1 of the report describes resources available through the Department of Labor as well as the Department's own child care best practices. Part 2 shares the range of 40 child care best practices offered by a diverse group of employers across the country. Individual employers are highlighted as well as innovative business, union, and community partnerships. This section is divided according to the following areas: (1) on-site care; (2) back-up care; (3) school-age care; (4) sick child care; (5) non-standard hours care; (6) paid family leave; (7) resource and referrals; (8) child care discounts/reimbursements; (9) assistance for students, trainees, and low-wage workers; and (10) children in the workplace. The report concludes with a list of Department of Labor contacts for various regions of the nation. (KB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.