Now all three children attend the child care center--day care for the 3-year old, and after-school and summer programs for the twins.
A popular dependent care option for both employers and employees are resource and referral services designed to help employees identify child care resources in their area.
I went through difficult times finding and keeping child care.
Human resource and child care experts caution that when contracts are made with large referral agencies, managers should find out whether the agency has a smaller satellite office or subcontracts with smaller agencies.
Our company referral agency was helpful in finding organized child care, but not in finding individuals for in-home care," says Cassandra Philippeaux, director of employment and employee relations for corporate headquarters at Sterling Winthrop in New York City.
Three nannies and 15 months later, the couple now uses a family day-care home they found via the same referral service, an option they reconsidered now that their child was older.
Perhaps the most widely sought-after corporate child care benefit are on- or near-site child care centers.
The father pays child support regularly, and their relationship has been good; however, Natalie's concerns about the visits are creating anxiety about the impact of the visits on her daughter.
Although this father seldom saw his son when he was first born, once child support and the parenting plan were court-ordered, the father began regular visits.
Carrie, a 36-year-old Caucasian mother, believes that the father-son relationship is beneficial for her son even though she receives no child support and the father has a history of substance abuse.
In all but one of the 22 cases, there were visits between child and father.
She reports that she receives child support informally, and the father usually sees his daughter twice a week.
She has not been able to locate the father and does not receive any child support.