Employer and Business Support

Employers and Businesses

recent report from IU Public Policy Institute and Early Learning Indiana shows us just how much of an impact child care, or lack thereof, can have on Hoosier businesses.


Employees who struggle with finding consistent and affordable quality child care can affect an entire organization. Chronic absenteeism, lower productivity and high turnover are just a few of the consequences that employers see as a result.


31,000 working parents

Full-time employees leaving jobs each year due to child care issues.


13.3 days

Average number of work absences of Hoosier parents with children under five due to child care issues.

So, what can you as an employer do to help? This is where Child Care Answers comes in. We offer a variety of services to educate your business leaders and your employees about improving the quality and availability of child care, including:

  • Onsite presentations and information sharing for your employees, through brown bags or benefit fair booths
  • One-on-one consultation with your employees needing child care
  • Advice for families navigating what’s “normal” with their child’s behavior according to their age and development programs, including special needs support
  • Consultation on employee-friendly work-life policies
  • How to establish or manage a subsidy program to help your employees pay for child care
  • Guidance on setting up New Mothers’ rooms to support breastfeeding
  • Considerations for starting onsite child care

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Our specialists can meet with you to discuss your needs – just fill out our contact form to get connected.

Get the full story

Get more insights into how child care impacts your bottom line and your employees. Learn how to make an impact. Hear from other employers leading the way. Find out your next steps. Act today!

Download our Early Learning Matters Booklet

Early Learning Matters Booklet (Espanol)

Share child care resources with your employees

Want an easy place to start? These mini-posters introduce your employees to resources and tools that help them find and pay for quality child care. Simply download, print, and post in places like breakrooms or community bulletin boards.

Download our Family Mini-Posters

Family Mini-Posters (Espanol)