One of Badger’s founding principles is fostering a business environment that is respectful and supportive of all employees, and the people we serve. With this in mind we strive to be supportive of the new parents in our extended work family, while considering the well-being of all employees and productivity in the workplace.
Babies at Work: The idea behind the program is to encourage the baby/parent bond in its most critical time, the first six months of life. Most short-term disability benefits regarding pregnancies end after just six weeks, leaving the parent to find childcare as he or she returns to the workplace. Badger's policy allows the parent to bring the child to the workplace until a specified time: in most cases, until the baby is six months old or begins crawling.
Calendula Garden Child Care Center: In the summer of 2013 Badger opened its own full-day, partially subsidized child care center offering reasonably-priced, high quality, flexible child care for children of Badger employees, as well as a limited number of children from the great community. The center itself is located in the renovated house that was the former home to the Badger Company, a quarter of a mile down the road from the company's new facility.