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School Readiness Match Program

The School Readiness Program Match creates an opportunity for employers and employees to succeed as partners. The families benefit most from employer-supported childcare are low-income.  Parents who have financial assistance through employer-supported childcare provides them with increased purchasing power.

Employers also benefit in the following ways from contributing to their employees' childcare needs:

  • Childcare subsidies bring additional individuals into the pool of available workers.
  • Provides stable childcare for working families.
  • Employers may realize lower employee absenteeism and tardiness care.
  • Childcare support stabilizes employees and their children.
  • Increased employee productivity by employees who know their children are in a stable, safe, and nurturing environment.
  • Reduces turnover, aids in recruitment, and retention.

In addition, your business may be eligible for a tax incentive. Childcare assistance provided by an employer is a tax-deductible "ordinary and necessary" business expense under the Internal Revenue Codes Section 162.

It makes smart business sense.

Downloads: 2020-2021 Forms

Click here to access the 2020-2021 School Readiness Match Program Commitment Form.

Click here to access instructions on how to complete the 2020-2021 School Readiness Match Program Commitment Form.

Click here to download the 2020-2021 School Readiness Match Program Family Application.

If you have questions please email info@elcmdm.org