Child care assessment

The following message was sent to faculty and staff on Oct. 16 on behalf of Executive Vice President Hof Milam:

Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues,

Last year, Human Resources convened the Child Care Advisory Committee, which explored ways the local child care challenge impacts Wake Forest families. This committee researched best practices of institutions across the country and shared recommendations for further evaluation of child care solutions. The University has engaged WFD Consulting, an independent work-life management firm, to support this continued analysis.

WFD Consulting will begin working immediately to understand the child care needs of our campus community so they can provide considerations regarding next steps. I hope you will be part of this process by:

  1. Completing the needs assessment by November 6. This confidential assessment will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete, using a computer or tablet. Colleagues without access to a computer may complete the survey at the October 22 Benefits Fair, from Noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Sutton Center. Additionally, onsite labs will be available in early November for Graylyn and Facilities & Campus Services staff.
  2. Participating in a focus group the week of November 11. You may sign up via the Professional Development Center for faculty and staff small group discussions, facilitated by WFD consulting.

These opportunities are voluntary; however, your responses will help Wake Forest evaluate the most effective strategies for addressing child care needs. I appreciate your participation and invite you to contact or 336.758.4700 with questions.