Parents' attitudes towards on-site child care
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There is a large body of research analyzing parents' participation in the labor force and the type of child care used in the United States, but very little is known about a trend in organizations that provides a different child care option for parents: on-site child care (Connelly, Degraff, & Willis, 2002). This nonrandom pilot study examined the attitudes of parents towards on-site child care by surveying 19 parents using an on-site facility at a small, Midwestern university. It was predicted that work/academic performance would be positively impacted because of using on-site child care and that the dependability of the on-site child care would positively impact parental satisfaction. Survey data was statistically analyzed and results indicate support for the first hypothesis. Implications for future research consist of using a larger and random sample to generalize findings. Implications for practitioners include considering adding on-site child care to their facility to decrease absenteeism and increase worker performance.
Employer-sponsored child care
On-site child care