work-life balance

People: Work-Life Balance Challenges for Childcare

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Work-life Balance Independent Childcare OwnersChildcare business owners and their employees can benefit from a well-designed work-life balance program. When companies provide work-life balance services, employee turn-over decreases, while recruitment and job performance improve. Family-friendly policies also improve your organization’s public image.

We know you juggle multiple challenges, including retaining a well-trained, productive, high-quality workforce. In this fast-paced world, your teachers must work harder to maintain a strong work-life balance. For the 65% of American families headed by either a single parent or two working adults, balancing work hours, childcare, and other work-life responsibilities is an essential part of their daily lives. Employers who implement policies and practices that support their employees’ needs are better able to retain quality staff avoid costly turnover, reduce absenteeism and improve productivity.


Employees who use, or are aware of, work-life programs are often the most committed employees in the company and are less likely to feel overwhelmed or burned out.

According to a work-life study conducted by DuPont, employees who use their work-life balance programs were 45% more willing to “go the extra mile” to help their company succeed. This directly contradicts the traditional assumption that employees with family responsibilities are unwilling or unable to extend themselves for their employers.

Knowing this information, what can you offer your staff to help with their work-life balance? Can you provide training opportunities during breaks? Can you move elements of the job online? Do you offer discounted childcare for staff? What can you do provide balance for your employees?


Anthony A. D’Agostino, Founder and CEO of Inspire! Care 360, is also the owner and operator of Inspire! Learning and Childcare and Crayon Campus in Western NY. Anthony has also been a leading principal with companies such as Ernst and Young, Pearson Education and Xerox Corporation, implementing practices in areas of Human Resources, Adult Training and Development as well as Employee Engagement and Communication.

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