The MIT Work-Life Center offers information on work/life issues including child care, children's schooling, and parenting. The center's comprehensive website offers listings and guidance on child care programs, schools, family issues, summer camps, and other local resources for parents and children. Child care costs are higher in Cambridge and Boston than in many other cities and space is limited; plan to begin your search early and to attend an Infant Toddler Briefing at the center to learn more about the search process. Contact the center by phone or email for additional assistance or an individual consultation.
The center also offers resources on child development, balancing work and family, relocation to MIT, raising bilingual children, and many other issues. The office is located in Room E19-611, 617-253-1592, email@example.com, http://hrweb.mit.edu/worklife/.
MIT's child care system, Technology Childcare Centers (TCC), provide year-round educational care to children from two months of age through kindergarten entry (approximately five years of age). TCC has four locations on campus and will open a fifth in fall 2013. TCC also has a program near Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA, approximately 10 miles west of campus, open to all members of the MIT community. TCC's campus centers at Eastgate, North Court, Stata, Westgate, and the new Koch center (on Vassar Street) serve approximately 268 children; TCC at Lincoln Laboratory (LINC) serves an additional 127 children. TCC is overseen by the MIT Work-Life Center and managed by Bright Horizons Family Solutions.
TCC offers priority enrollment to members of the MIT community. However, please be advised that families may experience a wait for campus care for children in all age groups, especially infants.
Information about services, tuition, and application forms are available at http://web.mit.edu/mitchildcare/.
For information about additional child care options, including child care centers, family day care homes, nannies, and babysitters, visit the MIT Work-Life Center's website at http://hrweb.mit.edu/worklife/.
The MIT Summer Day Camp is operated by the Athletic Department on weekdays from 9 am to 3:45 pm from mid-June through mid-August for children ages 6 to 13. An early drop-off starting at 8 am is available, and an extended sitting service is available until 5:30 pm. The nine-week program is divided into sessions, so that a child may be enrolled for a few weeks or for the entire summer.
Enrollment is limited. Visit http://web.mit.edu/daycamp/, or call the Summer Day Camp Office at 617-253-2913 for additional information.