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Firm aids working parents of ill children.

About 18,000 Honeywell Inc. employees in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, are eligible for a new program offering them alternatives to staying home when they have a sick child. Under the program, a parent employed by Honeywell has the choice of placing a mildly or moderately ill child in a special day care center or having a trained health-care worker (not a nurse) care for the child in the parent's home. Honeywell will pay 80 percent of the cost, meaning that the cost to the parent could be as little as $3 for 2 hours in the center, or as much as $20 for 10 hours of home care. In certain cases, the company would consider paying more of the cost.

The day care facility is operated by an independent firm called Chicken Soup and the inhome service is provided by Tender Care for Kids. Both organizations say they plan to expand their operations in the area.
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Title Annotation:Developments in Industrial Relations
Author:Ruben, George
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Date:Dec 1, 1988
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