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Work-Life Integration

Promote work-life balance through flexibility and support for all employees.

 

West Grand School District 

The West Grand School District (Kremmling, CO) provides an early childcare center for its employees, a strategy adopted by some rural districts to enhance teacher recruitment and retention amid rising housing costs and limited local daycare options. The childcare center was established through a state grant aimed at retaining teachers. Additional funding was secured through collaboration with the local early childhood council and a nearby health center, both of which faced similar childcare challenges. By having the childcare center on the elementary and middle school campus, district employees are spared the commute to a separate childcare facility. Teachers also receive a 25% discount for the service.

https://coloradosun.com/2021/08/26/rural-schools-child-care-teachers/; https://www.wgsd.us/en-US/west-grand-early-childhood-center-73818229; https://www.wgsd.us/en-US 

Arkansas Teaching Corp & edwell

The Arkansas Teaching Corp (ATC; a partnership between the University of Arkansas and Arkansas Department of Education) received grant funding to offer personalized wellness coaching to ATC fellows and staff through a partnership with the non-profit organization, edwell. The coaching involved one-on-one 50-minute sessions conducted over Zoom, led by edwell coaches who are experienced educators and trained wellness experts. Participants could select from over 60 coaches based on their preferences and needs, discussing topics ranging from work and personal life to emotions and stress.

https://edwell.org/; https://www.arkansasteachercorps.org/; https://www.arkansasteachercorps.org/atc-receives-205k-grant-for-fellow-support/ 

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