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Stay on Top of Your Summer Child Care Plans

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May 1, 2012, Volume 58, No. 32

Summer is quickly approaching—and if you’re a parent, you may be struggling with child care arrangements to make sure your kids are well-cared for while you’re at work.

Even if you’ve already finalized your child’s summer care arrangements, there may still be a gap between the end of your child’s school year and the beginning of your summer camp program. Or what if the unexpected happens, like your child gets sick or your daycare program has an emergency closing? Well, rest assured, we can help you cover all the bases when it comes to summer care for your kids.

Take advantage of Penn’s backup care program to manage your family’s needs while you work. Through a partnership with Parents in a Pinch, Inc., you have access to temporary in-home backup care services to help you meet the demands of your job—seven days a week, day or night. Plus, we offset the cost of care (which can be expensive) through a subsidy program based on your annual salary. Just be sure to call Parents in a Pinch in advance—they’ll be happy to discuss the cost ahead of time. Fees vary based on a number of factors, and some services require more advance notice.

Visit the Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/worklife/backupcare.aspx for complete details on Penn’s backup care program or call Parents in a Pinch at (800) 688-4697 for more information. You can also take advantage of Penn’s Worklife Resources to find a childcare solution that’s right for you. Visit www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/worklife for details.

—Division of Human Resources

Almanac - May 1, 2012, Volume 58, No. 32