ERIC Number: ED340495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Not Too Small To Care: Small Businesses and Child Care. National Advisory Panel Exchange #2.
Eichman, Caroline; Reisman, Barbara
This report of the Child Care Action Committee's National Advisory Panel profiles 29 small businesses employing under 250 workers in 15 states which offer child care benefits to their employees. These businesses do not constitute a representative sample of small businesses. A series of factors for small businesses to consider when planning a child care benefit package is listed. The survey's research methodology, which included selection of small businesses and data collection through telephone interviews, is described. The bulk of the document consists of profiles of small businesses. These include 13 businesses which provide an on-site child care facility; 7 businesses which provide child care subsidies through voucher or vendor programs; 3 businesses which provide resource and referral services; 4 businesses which provide dependent care assistance plans; and 2 businesses which provide a flexible benefit plan. Each of the profiles provides background information on the origin of the company's program; describes the program's benefits, costs, advantages, and problems; and gives the contact person for the program. Also discussed in the profiles are flexible scheduling, parental leave, and workforce demographics. Appendixes include lists of the National Advisory Panel members and resources for additional information on child care topics. A bibliography of 26 items is provided. (BC)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Employer Supported Day Care, Flexible Working Hours, Fringe Benefits, Labor Force, Preschool Education, Profiles, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Referral, Small Businesses
Child Care Action Campaign, 330 Seventh Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Care Action Campaign, New York, NY.