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In addition to offering convenient onsite and backup child care options for MIT employees, postdocs, and graduate students, the MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing also has a network of professionals available for guidance and advice as families navigate the child care and school systems and consider their various options. 

How do I access MIT child care resources?

Visit Child Care / Schools to explore the full range of child care resources and children’s programs available to you through your MIT Benefits, including child care centers, nannies and babysitters, after-school programs, temporary care providers, summer camps, and playgroups.

We support the parents and families in our MIT community at every stage of their child’s life.

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How do I access emergency or backup child care through MIT?

You can access backup child care, provided by, in your home or at a licensed child care center, near your home or workplace. 

Backup child care can assist when normal child care or school arrangements are disrupted by school closings, vacations, provider illness, or a child's mild illness.

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