Bright Horizons Partners with Employers to Offer Free Child Care So Parents Can Vote
While bringing children to the polls has historically represented an important lesson in public service, doing so this election year presents health and safety concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic. With schools operating remotely and more children at home, working parents have expressed concern over how and when they will be able to make it to the polls. Long lines in early voting locations have exacerbated the child care challenge for many. Leading employers are stepping up to remove a key barrier and ensure all of their employees have the support they need to make their vote count.
In addition to supporting employers, Bright Horizons is also bringing voting into its child care centers. In centers across the country, children have been voting on which book to read at story time and which seed to plant in the classroom garden. Involving children in voting activities allows them to have a voice in the decision-making in their classroom and start developing an understanding of citizenship.
Source: Bright Horizons