Employers and Child Care

As an employer, you know that employees struggle on a daily basis to balance work and family responsibilities. You also know that the less your employees have to worry about their children’s care the more effectively your employees can perform their jobs. You know the value of attracting and retaining productive employees and how essential it is for your company to stay competitive in the marketplace.

Your employees make your business the success it is. Your leadership in recognizing the benefits of quality child care can make a difference in how your employees view the workplace.

Family friendly employers recognize the 4-C Enhanced Referral service is a sound investment, not only to your employees, but to the community and the future workforce.

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Employers who currently offer this service will attest to significant improvement in a broad range of areas:
  • Improved employee morale

  • Reduced absenteeism

  • Lower turnover

  • Enhances recruitment

  • Increased employee productivity

  • Improved employer-employee relations

4-C is qualified to respond to employer child care needs:
  • Has local expertise in child care issues

  • Is community based

  • Offers a wide range of low cost service options that help develop positive attitudes toward the company

  • Is knowledgeable of community needs

  • Maintains up-to-date information on regulated child care programs

  • Provides training to early childhood professionals

  • Develops child care resources

  • Offers technical assistance to early care providers

  • Helps companies help their employees

Enhanced Child Care Referral Services – a true time saver for the working parent looking for child care!

This service offers your employees a customized and enhanced child care resource and referral service. Experienced 4-C family support services specialists have access to an extensive up to date database of programs for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.  It includes regulated programs (child care centers, family child care homes, school age programs) as well as other types of regulated child care like summer camps, and preschools within an eleven-county service delivery area.

The family support services specialist pre-screens a list of regulated providers based on specific needs identified by the parent.  The specialist provides information regarding availability, rates and environment.  Child care options are shared with the parent within a few working days of the initial parent contact.  If a limited number of referrals are available, the specialist will contact the parent to discuss other options.

4-C does not recommend, nor endorse a particular individual or program.  Your employees receive expert guidance and resources throughout the entire process of selecting a child care program.  With these tools, parents can make informed decisions for choosing the child care program that best meets their needs.

On-Site “How to Select Quality Child Care” Workshop

During this one-hour workshop, the 4-C family support services specialist will present the “how-to’s of child care.” Information will be shared on what type of care is available, average cost of child care, questions to ask and what to look for, and staying involved after the decision is made. Making an informed choice about who will care for their children is one of the most difficult and important decisions a family will make. This free workshop is also included with an Enhanced Referral contract.

Child Care Development Consultation

Information and on-site consultation to help employers identify and develop the child care solutions which are best suited to your business and the needs of your employees.

Contact a 4-C Referral Specialist today to learn more!