Childcare Programs: Finding Ivy League Standard

June 29, 2010 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment

We recently received a request from some of our mid-career women faculty to find out how Brown’s childcare policies and benefits compare to our peers.  We began this process by examining other Ivy League institutions.

By studying the universities’ Human Resources and Dean of Faculty websites, we were able to discern the similarities and differences between institutions.  We organized childcare benefits and policies into nine categories:

  1. Adoption Financial Assistance
  2. Affiliated Childcare Centers
  3. Babysitting Support
  4. Breastfeeding Support
  5. Committee on the Status of Women
  6. Emergency/Back-Up Care
  7. Financial Assistance (beyond the federally mandated flexible spending accounts)
  8. Tenure Clock Extension
  9. Resources and Referral Service

We’ve summarized the information in chart form below and detailed these programs on our Dependent Care wiki.  The image can also be viewed on our Flickr Page.

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