As the big yellow bus makes off with both the lazy days of summer and our progeny (not to mention the days of pleading with friends for playdates while we work), we nod to a few news items in education news that are getting the new school year off to an energetic start.
Back-up care for the back-to-school time is becoming a go-to solution, filling in when kids are out of school, or when regular care isn’t available.
Summer presents working parents with special challenges, namely children who are off from school. This is especially tough for parents of children who have moved out of the preschool years and on to camps that might not extend all the way through the summer.
Roughly 10% of the workforce currently supports a child with special needs. As part of Autism Awareness Month, we’re featuring weekly stories throughout April about what this means for employees and how employers can help. The following comes from Adam R. Goldberg, M.Ed, Founder & CEO of myEdGPS.
One in five children now struggles with special or exceptional needs, and about 50 percent of employees care for children or young adults, the impact is significant to any employer. When children have options, parents have peace of mind and everybody benefits.
The Institute of Education Science reported that about 13% of all public school children receive some sort of special education services, a statistic that certainly has ripple effects outside of school. Learn how one employee is using a work benefit to navigate the increasingly complex world of special needs.
When you work at a company that provides child care and preschool education, you find yourself taking a unique view of your co-workers. When you consider how family life spills into work (and vice versa), it’s no wonder that one can easily spot signs that a co-worker has an infant or school-age child or dogs or is married or is single.
The new law provides a lot of promise to those looking for ways to improve the quality of life of their children without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits. But it’s understandably confusing to many.
If you or your employees have high school seniors at home, the December 25 shopping deadline is nothing next to the day that’s really a distraction: January 1, the date by which many schools close their college applications for the fall 2016 semester.
Few things are as complicated as helping a child with autism, ADHD, or other child development issues. Supporting employees in this area is both the right and the smart thing to do. Here’s why.