How do I access resources on schools and summer camps for my children?
Visit Schools and Summer Camps to explore resources on a wide range of topics, including:
- choosing public and private schools
- relocating to Boston with school-age children
- the American school system (for international families)
- entering school
- changing schools
- special needs advocacy
- gifted learner programs
- handing discipline at school
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 Care.com, 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. You have the following two backup child care options:
- Care at your workplace or other meeting place seven days a week, 24/7, through Care.com
- Care at a licensed care center near your home or work, through Care.com. These child care centers accept children from ages 6 weeks to 12 years and are available Monday through Friday, during daytime hours.
MIT faculty, staff, and postdoctoral associates and fellows can request up to 15 child care and/or adult care referrals per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) without being charged registration or placement fees.