Child Care

2017 Apr 01

Peabody Terrace Children's Center Open House

9:00am to 12:00pm


900 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
Peabody Terrace Children's Center (PTCC) is a  non-profit child care center providing care for University affiliated families and the surrounding community. The Center serves children between 3 months and 5 years of age.
2017 Apr 01

Harvard Yard Child Care Center Open House

9:30am to 12:00pm


25 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Yard Child Care Center is a non-profit, child care center and preschool, serving children from three months through five years of age, in Cambridge, MA. We are open to all families, regardless of race, religion, national origin, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.

2017 Mar 04

Radcliffe Child Care Center Open House

10:00am to 1:00pm


Radcliffe Child Care Center, 10 De Wolfe Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Celebrating 40 years in the community, Radcliffe Child Care Center is located in the Heart of Harvard Square, steps from the Charles River. Through our well-trained staff, we offer high-quality group care and education on a fee basis for children 3 months old through 5 years of age.

2016 Mar 13

Harvard Yard Child Care Center open house

10:00am to 12:00pm


Harvard Yard Child Care Center, 25 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, 02138

Harvard Yard Child Care Center -- an independent, nonprofit child care center, operating on Harvard's campus -- will host an open house. HYCCC serves children from ages 3 months to 5 years.Visit their website to learn more.

2016 Jan 23

Oxford Street Daycare Cooperative Open House

10:00am to 1:00pm


Oxford Street Daycare Cooperative, 25 Francis Ave., Cambridge

Oxford Street Daycare Cooperative, an independent, nonprofit child care center operating on Harvard's campus, is holding its winter open house. Visit their website to learn more.

2015 Jul 15

Child care scholarship application open

Sat - Sat, Jul 15 to Aug 12, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Benefits-eligible faculty and staff at Harvard may apply for financial assistance to help pay for child care through several scholarship funds provided by the University. The application opens on July 15 and closes on August 12. Please go here for more information.

How do I register for in-home back-up care?

In-home back-up care for children and adults is provided to eligible Harvard faculty and staff through Backup Care. Care can be provided for adults or children. Harvard employees pay the caregiver directly. Current employees can learn more and register and register for these services by going to HARVie.

Do you have resources to support my search for child care?

Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can provide information on day care options, including tailoring a list of providers according to your desired location, preferred type of care, etc. Current faculty and staff members may find EAP contact information on HARVie. In addition, there are six child care centers on Harvard’s campuses, serving children from age three months to five years.

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When will I get my child care scholarship?

Scholarship award notifications are made by email about eight weeks after the close of the application period. Application periods vary according to employee group.
Payments are made two to four times per year, through employees’ paychecks, once claims for reimbursement are submitted through PeopleSoft. Visit the child care scholarship section of this website for more information.