In recognition of the increasing challenges faced by NYU's working parents, the Office of the Provost convened a Child Care Task Force during the summer of 2005 to discuss the child care needs of faculty, administrators, staff, and graduate students.
The Task Force's goals included an examination of NYU's current benefits and services for working parents, benchmarking child care and work-family supports at peer institutions, distribution and analysis of a dependent care needs assessment, a feasibility study of options and needs, and development of recommendations for next steps.
The Task Force, chaired by e. Frances White, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, demonstrates NYU's continuing effort to support its faculty with their work/life balance.
|Summer 2005||Child Care Task Force convened|
|Fall 2005||Bright Horizons Family Care Solutions (BH) conducts "Silent" Needs Assessment|
|September 2006||BH report presented to Child Care Task Force|
|September 2006||$750,000 per year made available to address child care|
|September 2006||Child Care Working Group formed|
|January 2007||Focus Groups held|
|March 2007||Recommendations presented to Child Care Task Force and University leadership|
|April 2007||Dependent Care Needs Survey distributed to faculty, administrators, and staff|
Basket of New Initiatives Recommended March 2007
- Establish a child care scholarship fund
- Explore the development of a family child care network
- Expand and upgrade University Plaza Nursery School
(110 Bleecker Street)
- Develop NYU Parents Network
(information, support, and community building
on- and off-line)
- Develop holiday/vacation camp programs
- Offer nanny support groups