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Children’s Center

The Christine Beshar Children’s Center helps employees balance the sometimes competing demands of work and family.

When the Cravath Children’s Center opened in 1989, it was the first employer-run, on-site child care facility in New York City. This special place, renamed The Christine Beshar Children’s Center in 2010, and managed by Bright Horizons on the Firm's behalf. The Center is available to all employees and provides back-up child care when regular child care arrangements fail—for example, a primary caregiver is ill or a child’s school is closed. The Children’s Center includes a dedicated infant area as well as separate preschool and school-age sections. It is open on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

In January 2010, the Children’s Center adopted a new name in honor of its founder, Christine Beshar. When Christine Beshar was elected the first female Partner at the Firm, she paved the way for working mothers at Cravath. With four children, a successful career and a husband with a demanding career of his own, Christine raised the issue regarding the challenges that parents encounter when raising children while working full time. Her own experiences led her to envision a place that Cravath employees could rely upon to watch their children in an emergency. The concept behind the Cravath Children’s Center has become the model for many other ‘‘My son loves the Children’s Center and I love how comfortable I feel leaving him there, knowing he is in warm, capable hands just an elevator ride away. The people who work there are fantastic with him and he never seems to get bored with all there is to do—art, music, bubbles, toys and more.’’ Fourth-year Litigation Associateorganizations that recognize the scheduling and balancing challenges that many employees with children face.

The Christine Beshar Children’s Center is a friendly, safe and fun place where children feel comfortable and parents are confident that their children are nearby and well cared for. The Center is licensed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Day Care, and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, School Age Child Care Programs.

 

Infant Area

The Christine Beshar Children’s Center Infant Area

 

Library

The Christine Beshar Children's Center School Age Room

 

Infant Area

The Christine Beshar Children's Reading Nook

 

Parents Center

The Parents Center/Nursing Room is available 24 x 7

 

Parents Center

The Christine Beshar Children's Pre-School Area