Helping Your Employees Find Child Care

Many employers are realizing that providing child care assistance or benefits to their employees: 
•  Lowers absenteeism
•  Increases productivity
•  Improves employee morale
•  Enhances corporate image 

The St. Lawrence Child Care Council can assist employers by providing: 
•  Referrals to child care programs
•  Child Care Program Information: characteristics of quality child care, 
    types of programs available in St. Lawrence County
•  On-site information provided to employees regarding child care and child development topics
•  Technical assistance to start an employer driven child care program
•  Employee child care needs assessment  

Complete Our St. Lawrence County Business Community Survey
 
Free Resources for Employers

On-Site Presentations:
Staff of the St. Lawrence Child Care Council will come to your workplace and educate parents on selecting quality child care. 

Fliers and Brochures:
Remind your employees help is available in their search for quality child care and your company cares enough to make that help available.  The St. Lawrence Child Care Council brochure is perfect for the employee break room, common area, or HR office to help your employee parents find quality child care.  You can download our brochure or contact Connie Neuroth at (315) 393-6474 Ext. 11 to have them delivered to your door. 

Download SLCCC Employer Job Fair Flyer
– five simple questions for employers – five easy answers from the SLCCC! 

Download Child Care Options for Employers
written by the Illinois Department of Human Services and Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies for details on the importance of providing these vital benefits to your employees. 

Download Employer Options for Child Care: 
Effective Strategies for Recruitment & Retention
A commitment to supporting the child care needs of employees can improve your workplace effectiveness and serve as a recruitment tool to attract skilled workers. Employer Options for Child Care is designed to help you choose a child care strategy that fits your business and responds to your employees’.  This publication is a tremendous resource for employers and was produced by Penn State University. 

Download Child Care & Parent Productivity: Making the Business Case  
This research was conducted by Karen Shellenback, work/life policy consultant, while she was working with the Cornell Linking Economic Development and Child Care Research Project.  In her prior work as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. and LifeCare Inc., Karen worked with numerous Fortune 500, government and small businesses on implementing work/life and child care initiatives to increase employee productivity, reduce absenteeism and turnover, as well as create ‘great place to work environments.   

If you have questions contact the St. Lawrence Child Care Council by phone at (315) 393-6474 Ext. 12 or email Bruce Stewart.