The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Meeting of May 23, 2007 - Achieving Work/Family Balance: Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities

Carol Joyner, Director, 1199 Child Care Fund


Carol Joyner works as a consultant on both public education matters and work and family issues. Having recently moved from NYC, she lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two children. Carol is the founding Director of the 1199 Child Care Fund and past President of the Child Care Corporation, benefit funds negotiated by the 1199 Health and Human Service Employees Union and 400 Health Care Employers in New York State. As the founding director of the Funds, Ms. Joyner developed the mission, the menu of services and benefits, and the operating procedures. In thirteen years of operation, the Fund grew from serving 250 children to over13,000 children per year.

At the Child Care Fund, Carol and staff created: two NAEYC accredited child care facilities [the 1199 Future of America Learning Centers]; several school-aged programs; cultural arts programs; college preparation and parenting programs. Prior to her work at the Fund, Carol was Assistant Director of the 1199 Training and Upgrading Fund where she planned and implemented several programs for 1199 adult learners and their children.

Ms. Joyner holds a degree in Psychology and equivalent course work completed in Education. Her work in staff development, curriculum design and leadership development can be seen in various programs and projects at both the 1199/ Employer Child Care Fund, the 1199 Training and Upgrading Fund and her volunteer Board work. Carol also taught public elementary school for six years before coming to 1199 and continued to hone her teaching skills in adult education by using popular education methodology.

Carolís writings include: a training manual for the New York City Housing Authority, Caretakers to Maintenance Workers, Spring 1990 and Bargaining for Families, New Labor Forum@, Spring 1998. Most recently, she was a contributing partner in the Labor Project for Working Familiesí curriculum, Making It Work Better, 2006. Carol serves on the Labor Project for Working Families National Advisory Board.

Under Carolís direction, the Child Care Fund was awarded the Alliance of Work/Life Professionals 1997 Innovative Excellence Award for Creativity and Innovation in Work/Life Programing and Policy Making and the Labor Project for Working Families, AFLCIO award in 2003. Carol was awarded the Bridge Builders Award by the New York Chapter of NBCDI, 1999.

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