Back-up Child Care, Definition(s) of

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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