Family child care providers, nannies, and grandparents get sick or go on vacation. School is unexpectedly closed on a snow day. After a move or family leave, parents may be in between child care arrangements. Such breakdowns can temporarily leave parents without child care, which in turn impacts your organization's productivity. The backup care program provides high quality care for children ages 2 1/2 years to 12 years when regular child care arrangements are not available.
For employers, responding to employees' child care needs is more than an exercise in good will; it is an economic necessity. When regular child care arrangements break down, employers pay the price in terms of lost work hours, lower productivity, and disruption to business routine.