Why a Customized Employer-Sponsored Childcare Program is the Best Choice to Meet Companies’ Childcare Needs
The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the childcare industry, causing available childcare slots to drop drastically across the country. According to a survey from the Bipartisan Policy Center and MorningConsult, more than 40 percent of parents have said that their regular childcare provider has closed temporarily or permanently. This has put a great burden on working parents who rely on professional childcare providers so that they can pursue their careers while knowing their children are safe.
Endeavor’s employer-sponsored childcare programs can relieve that burden.
By offering employees a consistent, reliable, and professional childcare program, employers provide a benefit that assures safety and peace of mind not only for their employees but their families, as well. However, finding a provider that meets all of a company’s needs can be difficult. From daily schedules, the ages of children served, to the education and care preferences of individual employees, it’s vital that the program employers choose is customized to the unique needs of their families.
With Endeavor’s Employer-Sponsored Childcare Program, we provide employers with a service that allows them to have a program designed specifically for their employees’ needs while balancing their budgetary constraints. Most importantly, we operate the childcare program with experienced childcare and management professionals.
Certainty and Confidence
With so much upheaval in the childcare industry, a program specifically for one company ensures that employees have the confidence that their childcare needs will be met each day. Whether the employee is working at home or in the office, they will be able to remain focused on their work knowing that their children are in the care of trusted childcare professionals.
Designed to Meet Employees’ Needs
Most employer-sponsored childcare programs force companies to fit into an already existing program structure. That’s not efficient and doesn’t meet the unique challenges of each employer. For a childcare program to best benefit a company, it should be designed to fit the needs of the employer and their employees. We focus on all aspects of the program to create customized solutions that fit the work and lifestyle of each company’s community.
Our experienced childcare management professionals take the time to understand what program works best for each company by completing a Childcare Needs Assessment Survey. Through this research process, we are able to develop a uniquely optimized program.
Reflecting Company’s Culture
We design employer-sponsored childcare programs to reflect the company’s culture. These are not cookie-cutter solutions. We realize that the culture employers create is something special that company leaders have worked hard to create. As part of the development process, we weave the company’s ideals into the childcare program. This upholds the values and spirit of the company while providing a seamless transition to make the childcare program a part of everyday life for employees.
Budget and Flexibility
By developing a program specifically for the company, we have the ability to adhere to the agreed-upon budget that companies allocate for their childcare program. We also understand that employers needs evolve. Our employer-sponsored model allows us to work as a strategic partner to help address any programmatic changes – such as curriculum requests, service offerings, ages and mix of children served, organic food offerings, or changes to hours of operation.
For more information on our employer-sponsored programs, read about our 6-step process.