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Frequently Asked Questions

Can children 14-18 attend?

There are no planned activities or volunteer opportunities for older children. With your manager’s approval, you are welcome to have your 14-18 year old shadow you for the day.

What is this day all about?

This day focuses on expanding future opportunities for all our children, in both their work and family lives. In this way, we can better address the needs of girls and boys, to change perceptions and bring forth better integration of work-family responsibilities and opportunities. By engaging whole communities - families, schools, media and employers - Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day involve all the players in this unique educational experience.

What will my child (ages 8-13) be doing?

In an effort to give the children a more meaningful experience, each child will job shadow his/her parent for the first portion of the day. 

Please note that no childcare will be provided in the afternoon. All children must be accompanied by parents after 1:00 pm.

Can My Child Miss School on That Day?

Most schools are supportive of this program. Contact your child's teacher and principal in advance of Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day to let them know that he/she will be attending activities at your workplace. Most schools will authorize the absence as an "excused absence" to allow him/her to attend. Please find a permission/release form here. This will also be included in the Parent Packet you’ll receive prior to the event.

Why This Date?

The Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation designated the fourth Thursday in April as the national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. By sticking to a national date, the organization hopes that communities and schools can work together to create a dynamic interaction between the workplace and the classroom. And by participating on the official date of the program, a child recognizes that he/she is one of millions of children who are helping shape the future.

How Will I Know If My Daughter or Son is Registered?

Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once your registration is confirmed, all parents will receive a Credit Suisse Parent Package, electronically, confirming their child's team, agenda and school release form.

What Is The Appropriate Attire?

As a parent, we'll leave this up to you. A guideline may be whatever your daughter or son would typically wear to school. Some children may feel a bit more comfortable dressing up a bit since they are going to their parent's or guardian's office for the day.

Can My Niece, Nephew, Granddaughter, Grandson, Neighbor or Friend Participate?

We wish we could accommodate everyone, but unfortunately, and due to the number of growing participants yearly, we are unable to provide a quality program when the group gets too large.