Children of America Joins a List of Companies Paying Employees to Get Vaccinated

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Paid time off gives hourly workers incentive to get COVID-19 shots

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Vaccination is essential in the fight against this pandemic, and we are actively encouraging COA's team members to take this important step," said Tammy Dagey, VP of Field Operations at COA.

With Americans across the nation becoming eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, Children of America (COA), is supporting their employees to get vaccinated by paying up to four hours to get their shots. "We want to remove all obstacles for our team when it comes to getting vaccinated and make sure that our team members do not have to choose between earning an income and protecting their well-being. We are offering them hourly pay whether they get their shots during scheduled work time, after hours, or on the weekend" says, Children of America, CEO, Ted Hockenberry.

The company is also taking steps internally to create excitement by presenting vaccinated employees with a gift basket to thank each person who gets fully vaccinated against COVID-19. "Vaccination is essential in the fight against this pandemic, and we are actively encouraging COA's team members to take this important step," said Tammy Dagey, VP of Field Operations at COA.

COA is not mandating COVID-19 shots, but as vaccine distribution opens up to more age-groups, the company wants to galvanize its position of being a leader in health and safety for the childcare industry. Relying solely on masks and social distancing to protect their employees and families from the coronavirus is not going to be enough to put this pandemic behind us.

For more information about COA centers and programs, please visit childrenofamerica.com

About Children of America
Children of America operates facilities throughout Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. The company expansion plans include several locations in the SC and TX areas over the next two (2) years. COA offers the highest level of childcare for children ages six weeks to twelve years of age. The premier programs include infant care, toddler care, nationally renowned preschool and pre-kindergarten programs, before-and-after school care, and summer camp. An industry pioneer, Children of America is a subsidiary of World Wide Child Care Corp. Visit childrenofamerica.com for more information or follow COA on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

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