Expanded Child Care Subsidy for First Six Months of 2021
Before the fall semester began, Case Western Reserve offered several temporary options to assist employees with child care challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic created. Since then, university leaders have engaged with representatives of the Faculty Parents group and the Staff Advisory Council to assess their impact and consider options for next year.
Our data indicated that the most frequently used program was the child care subsidy. For 2021, this subsidy will be increased to $800 (33% more than fall 2020 semester) and cover care for children in kindergarten through sixth grade (two more grades than during fall 2020). The subsidy is available to benefits-eligible faculty teaching at least one course and full-time staff whose compensation was $100,000 or less.
Additional Measures for Families
This spring, the university is expanding its on-campus child care by appointment option from up to three hours to up to nine hours a day. Fees for this service will continue to be scaled by income:
- For those earning up to $50,000 a year, $4 an hour;
- for those earning between $50,001 and $99,999 a year, $7 an hour; and
- for those earning $100,000 or more, $10 an hour.
You can register and learn more about this service from One to One Fitness by visiting their website.