When parents have to choose between early education and the dependable schedule of daycare, daycare often wins. And there are consequences.
Two of the most important things we do at Bright Horizons are taking care of the employees in our own company, and caring for the families we serve outside of it. Nowhere, says Bright Horizons COO Mary Lou Burke Afonso, do those two things intersect more profoundly than in our centers.
It warmed our hearts to hear executives at Bristol-Myers Squibb talk about their philosophy behind their new and beautiful 17-thousand-square-foot Child Development Center recently opened in Lawrence Township, New Jersey.
It’s a fact of the modern workplace that employees will go out on parental leave. It’s also a fact that there will always be a concern about whether or not they will come back. The question is…are companies doing enough to make sure they’re retaining employees after leave?
The private and public sector gathered on October 12, 2017 at the World Bank headquarters in Washington to discuss the urgent subject of child care around the globe.
We’re positively delighted to give a big shout-out to our client Salesforce on the announcement of their new addition, the brand new child care center, “Little Ohana.”
One of the greatest obstacles to an employee’s workday (and so things like business continuity and productivity) is a child with sniffles. The CDC says about 22 million school days are lost annually to such occasions. So workplaces have good incentive to ask the question: what should parents do?
Would working dads really leave a job for less money and more family friendliness? The more important question is…why are they even thinking about it?
Acting awards have little to do with the things most of us do on a daily basis. But Ryan Gosling spoke for working parents everywhere when he thanked Eva Mendes for taking care of the couple’s children (among other responsibilities) while he was working.
Why on-site child care? Let Working Mother tell you. “One way great companies have found to make going to work easier on parents and their kids is by providing some sort of onsite daycare or childcare.”