Re: “On-site child care would alleviate companies’ return-to-office” [May 2, Opinion]: Erin Caldwell thoughtfully and precisely lists most of the logical causes for prepared office entry to high quality childcare.
Not solely is that this an amenity that may construct stability, job loyalty and enhanced productiveness amongst workers, however when professionally delivered, it facilitates wholesome mind improvement and socialization abilities in its enrollees.
Entry can be essential to selling gender fairness within the office.
However offering for on-site childcare is less complicated stated than carried out. Particularly on the West Coast the place state licensing departments require that kids have prepared entry to devoted, secured out of doors play areas every measuring as much as 50% of every facilities’ sq. footage. Such out of doors area is commonly unavailable in dense city environments. Many East Coast licensing authorities acknowledge the realities of this limiting issue and require solely that middle operators can present a fairly protected path to a close-by park or different appropriate venue. May or not it’s that we in Seattle study from this pragmatism which acknowledges the realities of downtown residing, and which might allow property homeowners extra flexibility within the siting of childcare facilities.
Paul Suzman, Seattle
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