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Struggling to Find Summer Time Child Care?
July 13, 2010, Volume 57, No. 01

For many people, summer is a time of sunny days, warm temperatures and plenty of fun. But for working parents with school-aged children, the start of summer vacation can be challenging, especially if you’re struggling to find child care to fill the gap when school is not in session. For these reasons and more, Penn provides faculty and staff with access to temporary backup child care—so you can get to work and be sure that your children are in good hands.

Through a partnership with Parents in a Pinch, Inc., you can rely on expert caregivers seven days a week, day or night, to provide child care when you have work priorities to meet. Regular full-time faculty and staff members are eligible for up to ten days of in-home backup child care per calendar year, including weekends and holidays. Child care is available for children up to 17 years of age who reside in your household.

Arranging backup care is easy—just contact Parents in a Pinch during their call center hours to request services, preferably at least 24 hours in advance. Keep in mind that Penn partially offsets the cost of care, which can be expensive, through a subsidy program that depends on your annual base salary.

For information, including cost structures, types of services available (for both child and adult care) and how to make arrangements, visit the Division of Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu/Quality/WorkLife/BackupCare.aspx or contact Human Resources at (215) 573-2471.

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Almanac - July 13, 2010, Volume 57, No. 01