The University Record, April 16, 1996

U-M child care programs get 'Best on the Block' award

The U-M has received the Michigan Child Care Challenge's Best on the Block Award for its innovative child-care programs. The award from the House Republican Task Force on Child Care recognizes organizations across the state that have responded to the child-care needs of their employees.

"This award underscores the importance of having high-quality child care on or near the workplace so that our employees can work productively and have peace of mind, knowing their children are well cared for," says Leslie de Pietro, coor dinator of the Family Care Resources Program (FCRP).

The FCRP is one of five U-M programs and policies that de Pietro says makes the University a "leader in family -friendly policies." Others include:


De Pietro, who accepted the award on behalf of the University's program, says "I accepted the award in the name of the U-M child care teachers who work so very hard, so very creatively and whose contributions are not generally recognized or appreciated by our society."

The U-M was one of five Michigan organizations to receive the Best on the Block Award.