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Creative Child Care Solutions

Finding and accessing quality child care
can impact the employee and the employer.

Creative Child Care Solutions helps employers identify and address the child care needs of their employees.

As a leader in Pennsylvania’s early childhood education field, Creative Child Care Solutions recognizes that businesses and organizations are consistently looking for ways to attract and retain qualified staff. We also understand families often struggle to find reliable, safe, and affordable child care options for their children, which can make it difficult for them to give their best at work.

Unlock the possibilities:

  • Pre-tax Deductions
  • Dependent Care Assistance Program
  • Vouchers for Staff Accessing Child Care
  • Brokered Discounts with Local Child Care Facilities
  • Brokered Child Care Slots for Employees at Local Child Care Facilities
  • Employer Sponsored Child CareOn-site | Off-site | Consortium of several smaller businesses
Getting Started


During the initial consultation, Creative Child Care Solutions (CCCS) will meet with your company’s team to understand the needs as they relate to employee recruitment, retention, and engagement. This process helps to get the big picture and is informed by the subsequent workforce survey.



This survey can be distributed to all employees and helps to define the true need as it relates to child care for your employees. We’ll also provide detailed information on what child care options are currently available to your employees. Together, these pieces will help pinpoint your company’s unique child care gap.



The CCCS team will review the information gathered from the workforce survey and landscape analysis to help you understand your child care gap. Together we will explore the different options and make recommendations based on your data. Ultimately, your company understands your workforce best and can decide what, if any, strategies are feasible and manageable.



Supporting employees in child care solutions can take on many forms. Creative Child Care Solutions can support from foundational strategies such as pre-tax deductions up to and including supporting comprehensive strategies that may include opening on-site child care.



In addition to the business supports listed above, the CCCS team is ready to work with your employees to assist them in their understanding of and access to quality child care. When employees trust the care their child is receiving when they are at work, and can find resources to support the cost, their dependability and reliability is positively impacted.

Contact us for more information about our Employee Education Programs including: Defining Quality Child Care, How to Select High Quality Child Care, Options for Subsidized Child Care, and Understanding Relative Care and Its Benefits.


Karen Grimm-Thomas
Early Childhood Strategy Advisor
The Pennsylvania Key
phone: 717-405-6645
email: kargri@pakeys.org

Creative Child Care Solutions operates through The Pennsylvania Key, who  is administered by the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU). This program supported by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) of Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and Pennsylvania’s Department of Education (PDE). For more information, visit dhs.pa.gov and education.pa.gov.

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