Are you trying to advocate for greater awareness and support in your workplace around ECE? The portions of this Toolkit aimed at employers can help.
You know that affordable, high-quality child care is important to you and your family. You know why work-life balance is important to your ability to be a good employee and a good parent. But why should your employer care about child care or work-life balance?
There are good business reasons for employers to invest in an ECE-friendly workplace, including employee recruitment, retention, productivity, engagement, and loyalty. This Toolkit contains information about how employers can benefit from supporting ECE and implementing parent-friendly policies and benefits.
Reviewing the following pages might help you make the case for a stronger focus on ECE where you work, while also helping you think about the issues from an employer's perspective:
The ECE Business Case
Boost Your Competitive Edge
The Toolkit also provides concrete ways for employers to take action. What is possible will vary depending the size of your workplace, the work environment, and job type - but the Toolkit includes ways that every employer, large or small, can do more to support ECE.
The following employer-focused pages provide a range of ideas you might share with your manager or HR department:
5 Ways to Take Action in 5 Minutes
Simple Steps Every Employer Can Take
Employee Benefits for Working Parents