It makes good business sense to support quality local chid care!
Child Care and Working Parents
Studies show that parents who are confident in their child's care
arrangements are happier employees who perform better, and have reduced
absences and tardiness.
Parents who are unhappy with their child's care arrangements or who choose not to return to work after the birth of a child have a direct impact on their employer. Employers can be proactive and supportive of their employees with young children!
Here are some ideas on how you can reduce your staff turnover and
increase job productivity and employee morale when enhancing your
reputation as a family-friendly employer:
- Refer your parent employees to the Child Care Council's child care referral service,
which will provide your employees with a listing of New York State
regulated child care programs for all shifts of care and information and
tips on how to select a quality child care program.
- Offer on-site Lunch & Learn parenting education sessions, presented by the Child Care Council, for employees during their scheduled lunch break.
- Work with the Child Care Council to conduct surveys or assessments
to determine how you can best meet the child care needs of your
- Support mothers who plan on breastfeeding their baby after returning
to work. Did you know that New York State law "requires employers to
provide uncompensated time, and make a reasonable effort to provide
private space for women to express milk or nurse their children . . .it
also bars an employer from discriminating against an employee exercising
this right. For more information on this law,
- Allow paid nursing breaks for breastfeeding mothers.
- Implement a Babies to Work policy, which allows parents to bring their newborn baby to work with them.
- Offer job sharing.
NOTE: The Child Care Council neither recommends nor endorses
any child care service. It is ultimately a parent's responsibility to
select a child care program, we encourage parents to check references,
interview child care providers, and visit program sites.
For more information on how the Child Care Council can assist you and your employees, contact us at (315) 223-7850
Last updated February 10, 2023