Beyond Day Care: The Company School

Each weekday morning, when Richard and Ellen Jones drive to their jobs at the sprawling Miami offices of American Bankers Insurance Group, Richie, 6, and Jennifer, 3, accompany them. Jennifer attends the day-care center next to ABIG's main building--and Richie heads for the company-owned school nearby. There, teachers employed by Miami's school district administer to 84 children the same curriculum they would get in a regular public school. When classes end at 2:15, Richie goes to after-school care. And at 6 p.m., the family gathers for its trip back home.

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