Resources for Federal Agencies

Benefits of Sponsoring a Worksite Child Care Center

Work-life is the business practice of creating a flexible, supportive environment to engage employees and maximize organizational performance. Work-life programs are critical management, recruitment, and retention tools for the Federal community as we strive to maintain an excellent, engaged workforce. Worksite Child Care is a key work-life program offered to Federal employees. When implemented according to today’s best practices, worksite Child Care can demonstrate significant benefits for agencies and employees.

Agency Benefits: Improved productivity; recruitment and retention of the best talent with diverse backgrounds; reduced absenteeism; desirable employer reputation.

Employee Benefits: Improved employee engagement & morale; improved work-life effectiveness; improved employee health and well-being; reduced stress.

Since an increasing number of American employees are responsible for the care of a child or adult dependent, it is important the Federal Government offer programs, policies, and initiatives to assist employees who are currently or who will be responsible for providing care to a dependent. GSA provides guidance and support for work-site child care centers in Federally controlled- facilities.

Resources for Federal Agencies

Authorities in the Resource Library

FAQs for Federal Agencies [DOC - 60 KB]

Starting a Child Development Center

Presidential Memorandum on Enhancing Workplace Flexibilities and Work-Life Program

OPM guidance on Child Care Subsidies for Federal Employees

Locate your GSA Child Care Coordinator for more information

Last Reviewed: 2019-02-26