Great news out of California! The Walt Disney Company announced on Thursday that the company is starting a new childcare assistance program. This will be for employees of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA.
“Over the course of the past year, I’ve frequently talked about three priorities for our business: putting our Cast first; supporting our community, and being innovative in our commercial efforts. I call these the three Cs, and it is no coincidence that I always list Cast first,” said Disneyland Resort President Josh D’Amaro in the program’s announcement.
As part of this program, Disney is expected to spend $10 million a year to help Disneyland cast members and employees pay for child care. The program will be released this fall help reduce some of the financial burdens for child care for full- and part-time hourly and salaried cast members with children 12 years old and younger. Disneyland officials said this is adding to existing programs for employees such as “backup care” and assistance obtaining child care referrals, “homework help” and other resources.
“Making quality child care more accessible and affordable is the latest addition to a growing package of innovative programs that reflect our ongoing commitment to expand opportunities and improve the lives of our cast members,” said The Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger.
“As with our Disney Aspire education initiative, my hope is that everyone who can benefit from this support will take full advantage of it.” The Disney Aspire program provides free education for Disney Cast Members and employees who are looking to obtain their college degrees or other certifications.
This is fantastic news for Disneyland employees and cast members!
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