|Child Care When You Need It Most
December 18, 2012,
Volume 59, No. 16
As a member of the Penn community, life can be hectic requiring us to deal with the demands of a full-time position or the unexpected emergencies that arise from time to time. And if you’re a parent, you may often find yourself in need to secure your child(ren) in a safe and caring environment while you tend to these situations.
To help, Penn offers two outstanding programs to relieve working parents of the burden of finding last-minute child care. The Penn Children’s Center offers two evenings of child care services from 6–8 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The program is open to all Penn faculty, staff and students with children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years. Pre-registration is required.
For information, including costs and registration forms, visit the Penn Children’s Center website at http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/childcare/
Parents can also take advantage of Penn’s Backup Care Program (Almanac December 8, 2009). Through a partnership with Parents in a Pinch, Inc., eligible faculty and staff have access to temporary in-home backup care services to help meet the demands of their job. Penn offsets the cost of care (which can be expensive) through a subsidy program based on your annual salary. Fees vary based on a number of factors, and some services require more advance notice.
For information, including cost structures, types of services available and how to make arrangements, visit the Division of Human Resources website at https://www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/worklife/family/backupcare or call Parents in a Pinch at (800) 688-4697.