Why should we care about child care?
As employers in Oregon's Columbia Gorge region, there are many reasons for making quality child care a priority for your business. Get a free child care consultation with one of our child care specialists.
Improve Productivity and Attendance
Employees will be more productive and have much better attendance if they know that their children are in a quality child care program. Employees whose children are not in a consistent, quality program will miss more work and be distracted worrying about their children when they are at work.
Attract and Retain Quality Workforce
Get Tax Breaks
You want a tax break. Oregon employers who subsidize child care expenses or contract with Child Care Partners could be eligible for a 50% tax credit for these costs.
Care about Children and Community
You care about children and your community. We now know that children’s brain development from birth to school age is directly influenced by their early environment. Quality child care is critical to children who spend much of their day in care. Quality at this stage means that children grow up secure, healthy, and are ready for school.
Economic and Business Benefits of Child Care
- Has a direct impact on Oregon’s economy
- Keeps a majority of Oregonians working
- Child Care programs are major consumers of goods
- Child Care programs are major employers
- Child Care programs are caring for our future work force
WorkLife Oregon has more information on how employers can benefit from supporting child care.