Maintain Beaumont Health Child Care Benefit

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Maintain Beaumont Health Child Care Benefit

This petition had 2,889 supporters

Courtney Greulich started this petition to Beaumont Health CEO John Fox and

On November 2nd, 2016, Beaumont Health families were informed that the Childtime Center at Northwood would close on February 3, 2017 and that a new child care center would not be constructed. This has come as a shock to many families, especially considering that up until November 2nd, they had been led to believe that a newly constructed child care center would be opening adjacent to the hospital prior to the start of the New Year. This decision left approximately 160 families (more if you include those on the waitlist) with a maximum of 90 days to find alternative child care. This is an unrealistic expectation considering most local establishments have wait lists much longer than 3 months out. Other providers that may have immediate openings do not offer the same sense of security and training that Beaumont Health has provided. 

Many families rely on the Beaumont Health child care benefit to take advantage of having their children close to their work. Mothers who breastfeed are able to easily walk to the location to feed their infants. Parents who return to work after only 6 weeks maternity leave are able to frequently and easily visit their children to make for a smoother transition. The daycare is able to accommodate physicians, nurses, and other valuable employees who may work flex schedules that other child care providers would not offer. The direct security line to the hospital, privacy fencing, and monitored entryway are privacy options that many families consider invaluable. Knowing that their children are in the hands of well trained staff who are expected to run their center based on Beaumont Standards offers peace of mind to all families. Additionally, many employees of this daycare have become second family to Beaumont employees, as they are the ones they have come to trust most with their children and their safety. 

Beaumont Health Royal Oak has offered on-site child care since 1989 to its dedicated staff. Please sign this petition to encourage this organization to continue to offer this benefit for the current and future employees of this organization.  

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