Child Care Information

Child Care Information

The Center offers a comprehensive network of resources to assist MIT community members in finding or using child care services for children of all ages. Such services include child care centers, family child care, nannies and babysitters, after-school programs, temporary care providers, summer camps, and playgroups.

The MIT Work-Life Center's child care services are overseen by Ronnie Mae Weiss, MSW, the Center's Senior Program Manager.

Resources include:

Infant and Toddler Child Care Briefing

An introductory discussion for expectant parents and those new to parenting or child care, each briefing covers types of care, costs, how to find and evaluate care, and parental leave. Briefings, which are open to the MIT community only, are held monthly from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm in Building NE49-5000; preregistration is required.

MIT MyLife Services

MIT MyLife Services offers a wealth of information about types of child care, choosing child care, costs, scholarships and financial aid, and more, as well as referrals to local programs.

Backup Child Care Programs

MIT offers backup child care referrals to benefits-eligible employees and postdoctoral fellows through BackupCare provided by Parents in a Pinch. The program provides screened and trained in-home caregivers to supply temporary care while the employee is at work. 

MIT also offers backup child care referrals to MIT students through BackupCare provided by Parents in a Pinch.

Group Child Care for MIT Meetings

Group child care (PDF) can be arranged through BackupCare provided by Parents in a Pinch for MIT meetings on campus and at Lincoln Laboratory.

MIT Child Care Centers

MIT has a rich selection of on-site, center-based child care options, including the state-of-the-art Stata child care center, Eastgate with its separate North Court facility for infants, the child care co-operative at Westgate, Lincoln Child Care Center, and The David H. Koch Childcare Center at 219 Vassar. For more information, view the MIT Child Care Centers summary or contact the MIT Work-Life Center.

Child Care Scholarships

MIT offers child care scholarships to income-eligible MIT employees, postdoctoral associates, and postdoctoral fellows who have a child or children enrolled in one of MIT's Technology Children's Centers.