Employer-Supported Child Care

Back-up Child Care, Definition(s) of

Back-up child care is a specialized type of child care that includes helping the whole family feel comfortable in a transitional environment.” (Bright Horizons, 2006)

“Backup services are available for employees when their primary or regular child care is unavailable, when schools are closed, during maturnity transition or when there is an increase in work demands. Back up child care enable s employers to provide a less expensive, high-impact service while receiving a significant return on investment.” (Spinks & Marvin, 2004)

Glossary Source: 

Bright Horizons Family Solutions. (2006).Back-up care solutions.. Watertown MA: Bright Horizons Inc. Retrieved December 13, 2006, from http://www.brighthorizons.com/site/pages/backup_client.aspx

Spinks, N. & Marvin, J. (2004, November). Backup child care: Canada’s new employee benefit. Canadian HR Reporter. Retrieved Nov 22, 2006, from http://www.worklifeharmony.ca/include/get.php?nodeid=35

Child Care Subsidy, Definition(s) of

“Public or private financial assistance intended to lower the cost of care for families.” (Child Care and Early Education Research Connections)

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

Employer Income Tax Credits, Definition(s) of

“Credits available to businesses to allow them to reduce their business taxes. In the area of child care, a business who offers families assistance in paying for child care or operates a center may be eligible for these taxes.” (Child Care Aware, 2006)

Glossary Source: 

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

Employer/Corporate Child Care, Definition(s) of

“A child care setting that may offer benefits to employees. Some of these programs may be on-site near the parents’ place of employer.” (Child Care Aware, 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, 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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