Employer-Supported Child Care

Mildly-Ill Child Care, Definition(s) of

“Child care services provided to a child who has a mild illness. Similar terms include ‘ill child care’ and ‘sick child care.’"

Glossary Source: 

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections. (2006). Child care and early education glossary. Retrieved December 13, 2006, from http://www.childcareresearch.org/childcare/childcare-glossary

On-Site Child Care, Definition(s) of

“Child care programs that occur in facilities where parents are on the premises. For example, a child care center at the parents’ place of employment.” (Child Care Aware, 2006).

“On-site child care is a child center located at either parent’s place of employment.” Connelly, DeGraff, & Willis, 2002).

Glossary Source: 

Child Care Aware. (2006). Child care glossary. Retrieved December 13, 2006, from http://www.childcareaware.org/en/tools/glossary.php

Connelly, R., DeGraff, D., & Willis, R. (2002). If you build it, they will come: Parental use of on-site child care centers. Population Research and Policy Review, 21, 241-273.

Child Care Resource and Referral, Definition(s) of

“Organizations that help parents take the guesswork out of choosing care - giving them referrals to local child care providers, information on state licensing requirements, availability of child care subsidies, and other pertinent information. CCR&Rs provide guidance by phone, in person, and in other ways, such as the internet, that are tailored to each individual family.” (Child Care Aware, 2006)

“Local and statewide services including (1) guidance and referrals for parents seeking child care; (2) the collection of information about the local supply of child care; and, (3) provider training and support. Some CCR&R agencies also administer child care subsidies.” (Child Care and Early Education Research Connections, 2006)

Glossary Source: 

Child Care Aware. (2006). Child care glossary. Retrieved December 13, 2006, from http://www.childcareaware.org/en/tools/glossary.php.

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections. (2006). Child care and early education glossary. Retrieved December 13, 2006, from http://www.childcareresearch.org/childcare/childcare-glossary

Workplace Child Care, Definition(s) of

“Refers to a childcare centre at or near the work site that receives support from an employer or a group of employers.” (Spinks, 2000)

Glossary Source: 

Spinks, N. (2000). Executive Briefing: Workplace childcare at-a-glance. Toronto: Work-Life Harmony Enterprises.

Child care, Definition(s) of

“The care of children, esp. by someone other than a parent, as at a day-care center, etc.” (Child care, 1999).

“Nurturance and management of the day-to-day requirements to sustain the successful development of children. Although the term can apply to any activity in which a youngster’s needs are provided for by a parent or guardian, it is specifically applied to children in institutions or 24-hour group-living situations. In this context, child care activities include physical care (such as feeding and clothing), habit development (such as personal hygiene and socialization), self-management (discipline), therapeutic care (counseling), tutoring, and first aid. These activities also include running the living group as a cohesive unit and managing the institutional program.” (Barker, 2003, p. 67).

Glossary Source: 

"child care n." The Oxford American dictionary of current English. (1999). [Online]. Oxford University Press. Oxford Reference Online. BLC Boston College Libraries. Retrieved September 6, 2005.

Barker, R.L. (2003). The social work dictionary (5th ed.). Washington, DC: NASW Press.

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