Ms. Phyllis Stewart Pires
Senior Benefits Program Manager, Family Services Cisco System, Inc.
Phyllis Stewart Pires' experience spans 18 years of work in child care center management and program development and the broader work/life field. In her current position at Cisco Systems as a Senior Benefits Program Manager, Family Services, Phyllis worked with Bright Horizons Family Solutions to bring the Cisco Family Connection child care center to San Jose.
The center is the largest facility in Northern California providing onsite child care for more than 440 children ranging in age from six week to five years as well as back up child care services, summer holiday programs for school-age children, family focused events and parent resources.
Phyllis also manages the other Family Services provided by Cisco - dependent care resource and referral, adoption assistance, breastfeeding support, baby gift program, discount programs, parent education programs.
Prior to joining Cisco in June 2000, Phyllis was a project manager for Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc. In that capacity, she provided her child care center design expertise and participated in the city planning and approval process while interpreting child care licensing regulations. Phyllis also participated in policy and procedure decision making, the enrollment process, communication plan development, and overall design. Before joining Bright Horizons, Phyllis directed child care centers for Apple Computers, Inc. and Pacific Gas & Electric.
Phyllis received her Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California and her Masters in Developmental Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. Phyllis is currently the Co-Chair of One Small Step -an organization promoting the development and expansion of work/life programs among employers in the Northern California area.
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