2022 Working Parents & Child Care Report

2022 Working Parents & Child Care Report

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About the 2022 Working Parents & Child Care Report

An in-depth look at the ongoing child care crisis that was exacerbated by the pandemic: the impact on working families and employers, current gaps, and parent-desired solutions.

UrbanSitter reveals key findings on what parent employees most want from their employers and how adapting policies can increase retention and productivity.

The reports highlights these findings and more: 

  • 71% of parents say it’s difficult to find child care right now
  • Parents ranked a child care benefit as their #1 choice for employer perks, outranking 401(k) matching, unlimited PTO, and performance bonuses
  • 34% of working parents are actively seeking a new job or planning to in the next six months
  • 73% of parents would be more likely to stay in a job, if their employer started offering a child care benefit