Family Business: Innovative On-Site Child Care Since 1983, by Malinda Chouinard and Jennifer Ridgeway (Hardcover book)
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Published by Patagonia, this hardcover book illustrates what high-quality child care looks like and why providing on-site child care to working families is at the heart of responsible business today.
Malinda Chouinard, with her husband, Yvon, is the founder of Patagonia, the outdoor clothing company, and its on-site, corporate-sponsored child care program, Great Pacific Child Development Center. Malinda earned her bachelor of arts degree, in art and nutrition, and her secondary-level teaching credential from California State University, Fresno.
Jennifer Ridgeway was the first Director of Marketing and Advertising at Patagonia and, as the first Director of Photography, is the author of Unexpected: A Retrospective of Patagonia’s Outdoor Photography. She is also the co-founder of Patagonia’s on-site child care center, GPCDC. Her three children were among the first to attend, and her grandchild is enrolled in the center today. Jennifer earned her master of arts, in psychology, at University of Oregon.