Employer-Supported Child Care

Compiled by Jason Dobbs

Topic Page Advisor:
Rachel Connelly, Ph.D.

Employer-supported child care refers to a variety of strategies, including on-site and off-site centers; emergency/backup care; subsidies and vouchers; and resource and referral, offered to assist employees with their child care needs. The value to employers is retention of key talent, increased productivity and morale, and reduced absenteeism. Employees benefit from reduced stress, increased job satisfaction, and peace of mind from knowing they have dependable care.

Updated: July 2009