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 Boston than in many other cities and space is limited; plan to begin your search early and to 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 16-151, 617-253-1592, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://hrweb.mit.edu/worklife/.
MIT's child care centers, Technology Children's 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 sites on campus and a fifth site near Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA, approximately 10 miles west of campus. TCC's campus centers, located at Eastgate, North Court, Stata, and Westgate, serve approximately 130 children; TCC at Lincoln Laboratory (LINC) serves an additional 110 children. TCC is managed by the MIT Work-Life Center, in partnership with Bright Horizons Family Solutions, a child care management company.
TCC offers priority enrollment to members of the MIT community. However, please be advised that there are long waiting lists for campus care for children in all age groups, and that incoming students are unlikely to secure a space for an infant or toddler on campus.
Information about services, tuition, and application forms are available at http://web.mit.edu/mitchildcare/.
For information about additional child care options, including Work-Life Resources 24/7, a child care referral service available to graduate students, visit the MIT Work-Life Center's website at http://hrweb.mit.edu/worklife/.
The MIT 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 Day Camp Office at 617-253-2913 for additional information.