Lower Absenteeism: Child care breakdowns leading to employee absences cost businesses $3 billion annually in the United States. Fifty-four percent of employers report that child care services had a positive impact on employee absenteeism, reducing missed workdays by 20 to 30 percent.

Increase Productivity: 49 percent of employers report that child care services had helped boost employee productivity.

Reduce Turnover: Almost two-thirds of employers found that providing child care services reduced turnover

Boost Recruitment: 85 percent of employers report that providing child care services improved employee recruitment. About one in three working parents is willing to change employers or trade salary and benefits for work/family programs that fit his/her needs.

 (Source: The Child Care Partnership Project Employer Toolkit. It's Good Business to Invest in Child Care. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. http://nccic.org/ccpartnerships.)

Employee Publication Inserts

These inserts are best used as supplements to an employee newsletter or on the benefits section of your company's Intranet site. Use them to tell employees about available free assistance in locating child care.

Other Interesting Facts....

GPCCRR offers a variety of programs to assist employers as well as the community with work/family life issues including:



 Did you know that quality child care can: 


Employee Tip Sheets
These tip sheets provide helpful hints for employees starting a child care search, provide suggestions on making an informed child care decision and offer tips on balancing work and family. Use them  as paycheck stuffers, fliers or bulletin board items.

* Free consultation for employees needing help finding child care

* Suggest cost-efficient ways to address child care benefits for employees

* Help create and support child care services

* Provide on-site seminars for employees on balancing work and family, and finding quality child care

* Recommend ideas for developing family friendly policies for employees

* Assist with assessing employer, employee, and Community child care supply and determining unmet needs
  • Johnson & Johnson reported savings of more than $4 for every $1 invested in its work/family programs, including child care resource and referral information (U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1998).
  • Forty-two percent of employers who allow employees to take some paid time off to care for mildly ill children perceive these programs as a positive return on the investment, while an additional 42 percent perceive them as cost-neutral (Families and Work Institute, 1998b).
  • Of employers offering one or more flexible work arrangements, 46 percent perceived a positive return on their investment, while 36 percent perceived the programs as cost-neutral.
  • Lancaster Laboratories has a turnover rate one-half the industry average, in part due to an on-site child care center (U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1998).

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