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Work & Family

Parents as Child Care Providers: A Menu of Parental Leave Models (2009) Written by Vicky Lovell and Allison Suppan Helmuth for the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, this brief summarizes a variety of ways to support family leave.

Child Care and Parent Productivity: Making the Business Case (2004) This report, written by Karen Shellenback, discusses how to measure the economic/financial impact of work/life and child care initiatives. The publication is a collaboration between Smart Start’s National Technical Assistance Center and Cornell University’s Linking Economic Development and Child Care Project.

Public Engagement: How do we make paid family leave a part of the early care and education system? (2004) This issue brief was prepared as a discussion guide for the National Learning Community on Early Care and Education Finance Reform.

Finance Reform Learning Committee – National Conference Call on Paid Family Leave (2004) Resource materials and notes from a conference call on paid leave, sponsored by Smart Start’s National Technical Assistance Center.

PowerPoint Presentation Investing in Child Care: Why Employers Should Support Publicly-Funded Child Care (2003) This PowerPoint presentation, developed by Louise Stoney for an American Business Collaboration webcast, discusses why employers should work with government to establish and finance early care and education services.

How Can We Incorporate Paid Family Leave into Our Finance System? (2003) This issue brief was prepared as a discussion guide for the National Learning Community on Early Care and Education Finance Reform.

PowerPoint Presentation Winning With Business Shelley Symonds and Shari Simon, two California business women, were instrumental in getting employer allies in the California campaign for paid leave. This presentation contains their recommendations for organizing business support and a packet of sample employer outreach materials that Shelley put together.