"As one of Arizona's largest employers, ASU must offer family-responsive programs and services to recruit and retain the best and the brightest. Our numerous partnerships with Summa Associates, from operation of the Campus Children's Center, to funding the Close to Home program, have been successful in the provision of high quality child care to the children of ASU faculty, staff and students. Summa truly understands the unique child care needs of ASU families and knows that quality, availability and affordability are important."
"The demand for child care programs and services remains high for ASU families who work and/or take classes. The Close to Home program has helped to expand the range of existing child care options for our families. I especially appreciate the fact that Summa Associates, through their management of the Close to Home program, not only works closely with employers to meet their needs for family child care, but also works to increase the overall quality of family child care in Arizona."
Maureen Duane, Child & Family Services, ASU
"Summa Associates has created an innovative and successful system of child care programs for our grocery stores. The Cub House care centers have positively impacted business and our research shows our customers are extremely pleased and even more committed to our stores. Summa is experienced in child care; they have created these quality care environments and tailored them to our business needs. From designing the space and ordering equipment to hiring, managing and ensuring quality, Summa's team is professional, knowledgeable and dependable."
Mike Proulx, President and CEO, Bashas' Markets
believe that Summa has helped us offer family friendly benefits! The addition of the comprehensive
referral with adoption and education proved timely in our response to the work/life
needs of Hensley & Company employees. We are confident that we are going the extra
mile to support our valuable employees."
Barbara Sahr, VP Human Resources, Hensley
"In-home child care is a key element of Intel's child care strategy. Through our participation in Close to Home, we have been able to invest in improving the quality and professionalism of in-home child care and provide a broader range of flexible child care options to our employees. Close to Home is an innovative approach to child care that benefits not only our employees, but also the community and the providers. We see Close to Home as a real win-win-win."
Adam Sorensen, Work/Life Program Manager, Intel Corporation
Elder Care Service offered by Summa Associates is terrific! Their staff members are friendly and
helpful, and they have provided our employees and retirees with a wealth of information to help them
meet their family's needs. As a member of the 'sandwich generation' myself, I feel a sense of relief
knowing that they will be there for me when I face the challenge of finding care for my aging parents.
Thank you, Summa Associates!"
Jody Topping, Employee Benefits Administrator, City of Mesa
"I would like to thank you for the outstanding work of Summa Associates in conducting a child care and work/life needs assessment of our city 10,000 employees. . . My office set an ambitious timeline, with the release of the report tied to a public event that could not be moved."
"Summa performed the work in a timely manner . . . We are pleased to have a final report that tells us important information about the child care needs and work/life issues of our employees. We are also grateful for the clear and informative recommendations that will help guide the work of our office in the weeks and months ahead."
Mark Hill, Director, Mayor's Office of Children and Youth
Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
were pleased to find Summa's comprehensive referral program. The fact that
we could add backup child care with a subsidy helped set us apart as an
employer of choice. We consider both services to be
an excellent addition to our benefit package."
Esther Rojas, Manager Employee Benefits & Records Scottsdale Healthcare
"At SRP, we continually look for ways to help our employees deal with work/life issues. One of the issues of greatest concern is quality child care. When Summa Associates presented us with the concept of an employer-community partnership, Close to Home (CTH), we were anxious to help it succeed. It made good business sense for us to work with other employers to raise the bar on the quality of child care while increasing the supply of slots throughout the valley. We feel comfortable referring our employees to Summa and the Close to Home program because we know the caregivers are well trained and prepared for their awesome responsibility of caring for our children. The CTH program meets the needs of employees who expressed a preference for in-home rather than external day care for their children."
"Because SRP is a sponsor of Close to Home, our employees are invited to attend free parenting workshops offered in the evening to CTH caregivers and parents at sponsoring companies. Comments indicate our employees value both CTH caregivers and the parenting workshops. Our employees work various shifts as well as rotating hours and days and we are pleased that Summa Associates has a large selection of child care options to meet the needs of our employees."
Sue Riordan, Sr. HR Representative, Salt River Project