Child Care Options: A Workplace Initiative for the 21st Century / Edition 1

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Child Care Options presents the facts, the background information, and the special considerations involved in discussing and selecting on-site or near-site child care, as well as programs designed to deal with difficult child-care situations. As authorities in work/family relations, the authors share the firsthand knowledge and experience they have gained as consultants to such diverse groups as the Washington Post, American Labs, and the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Editorial Reviews

Provides information for businesses seeking to create and select child care alternatives and develop child care programs in the workplace. Places child care into the context of current and future demographic trends and discusses legal, financial, design, and management details of direct-service child care, including information specifically for small businesses. Appendices list corporate-sponsored child care programs, insurance carriers, licensing information, and architectural and playground resources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897748582
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

MARGERY LEVEEN SHER has been a teacher, an advocate, an advisor, and an administrator for 20 years.

MADELINE FRIED is an expert in the work and family field. She has more than 25 years of experience in teaching, supervision, administration, community relations, fiscal management, and family advocacy.

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Table of Contents

Preface: The Earth Shifts: Babies 1, Football Game 0
Ch. 1 Child Care! What Does That Have to Do with Our Business? 1
Ch. 2 Child Care Choices: "Multitudes in the Valley of Decision" 21
Ch. 3 Decisions: "You Can Sleep on a Matter Before You Decide, Unless You Have a Competitor Who Doesn't Need the Sleep" 40
Ch. 4 A Child Care Center! What Are We Getting Into? 49
Ch. 5 Legal Issues: "The Good of the People Is the Chief Law" 67
Ch. 6 Finances: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Bottom Line 75
Ch. 7 Child Care Facility Design: More Than Building Codes 90
Ch. 8 Management: If We Do It, Who's Going to Run It? 111
Ch. 9 Special Tips: Nothing Succeeds Like Success 119
Ch. 10 A Note to Small Businesses 128
Ch. 11 "An Invasion of Armies Can Be Resisted, but Not an Idea Whose Time Has Come" 133
Appendix A: Executive Summaries 149
Appendix B: Partial Listings of Employer-Supported Child Care 159
Appendix C: Child Care Center Liability Insurance Carriers 168
Appendix D: Current Child Day Care Licensing Offices 169
Appendix E: Resources for Playground Information 176
Appendix F: A Sampling of Architectural Firms with Child Care Center Experience 177
Appendix G: Resource Organizations 178
Appendix H: Child Care Program Inventory (CCPI) Evaluation Criteria 179
Appendix I: Application for Board of Directors 189
Index 191
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