Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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Cornell University
PAE-T2-4: Childcare

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Lynette Chappell-Williams
Associate VP
Workforce Diversity & Inclusion
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Does the institution have an on-site child care facility, partner with a local facility, and/or provide subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students, faculty, and staff?:

A brief description of the child care program, policy, or practice:

The Cornell Child Care Center is located on campus and managed by Bright Horizons Family Solutions. The center has capacity for 48 infants, 50 toddlers and 64 preschool children. The center is open to faculty, staff and students on an availability basis; tuition is supplemented by the Cornell Childcare Grant for eligible faculty, staff and students, which acts as our sliding scale. The following other programs help Cornell employees meet their childcare needs: Child Care Grant Subsidy Program of up to $5,000/year. Dependent Care accounts help defray elder and child care costs on a pre-tax basis. “Bring a Child to Work Day” offers a structured day of career-related activities. Summer camp programs ranging from athletics to educational enrichment enrolled over 5000 children in the summer of 2012. Cornell “Family Helper” website facilitates employee access to students and other community members interested in providing services, such as child and elder care. The Dependent-Care Consultant helps families identify local and out of town care facilities for when staff travels. Our backup care is for children ages 5 and under, offered by our on-site childcare center on a space-available basis. Faculty, staff, and students who are eligible for the Cornell Child Care Grant may access their funds to reimburse a percentage of their overtime child care fees as well as subsidize summer camp fees, as well as travel. Cornell University also provides financial support to the University Cooperative Nursery School (UCNS) for granting free use of the facility space to the school. UCNS provides part-time child care options to the Cornell community on a sliding scale basis. Our on-site dependent care consultant helps families locate adequate and affordable child care within the local communities.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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