The ABC was able to maximize its investment in the Houston area by partnering with Corporate HANDS, a local collaborative of companies committed to improving the supply and quality of dependent care in the community. The issues facing employees of all companies involved were similar: quality of child care, supply of summer camp and after-school programs, and the need for elder care services.

Through a series of trainings and curriculum-enhancement programs geared toward the provider community, the ABC and Corporate HANDS was able to improve the quality of care for infants and toddlers and address the supply issue for programs geared toward school-age and middle school children. Elder care issues were also addressed through the implementation of various programs.

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Funding Companies

BP Amoco
Chase Bank
Cooper Industries
Corporate HANDS
Deloitte & Touche
Dow Chemical
Duke Power Company
El Paso Natural Gas Company
Enron Corporation
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Houston Lighting & Power Co.
IBM Corporation
Local Funder
Lucent Technologies
Lyondell Petrochemical Company
Marathon Oil
Marathon Refinery
Meridian Oil
Pan Energy
Panhandle Eastern Corporation
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Santa Fe Energy
Santa Fe Resources Inc.
Shell Oil Company
Texaco Inc.
Texas Instruments
Transco Energy Company
UTMB Galveston
Wells Fargo & Company


Early Childhood
Child Care Center Director's Support Group
Child Care Program Expansion
Mentoring for Child Care Center
NAEYC Facilitated Accreditation for Child Care Centers
Seminar: The Human Side of Management
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Project for Child Care Center
Advanced CORE Curriculum Training for Family Child Care Providers
Close to Home Care Program
Family Child Care Clusters
On-site Training Program for Child Care Center
Scholarships for Child Care Center

Accreditation/Credential for Family Child Care Providers
Before/After School Program
Effective Management Training
Global Games
Grants Fund
Adventures in Peacemaking
Summer Camp
Summer of Service
Year Round School-Age Care

Backup Dependent Care Registry
Mildly Ill Conference

Elder Care
Alzheimer's Support Services
Elder Care Fair
Emergency Response Technology
Escorted Transportation
Geriatric Evaluation
Home Care Worker Training

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