Provide accurate information. We rely on accurate information entered into the online application system to be able to contact families. Please be sure to enter all relevant information carefully and completely. Please be sure to include an HUID, if applicable. If you do not yet have an HUID, please be sure return to your application and provide it as soon as you can.
The child-care centers are very popular and receive many applications. Certain classrooms may fill up quickly. Even if you are applying “late,” however, don't assume that they are full and that it’s not worth applying. This is a very mobile population and things can change quickly. The Office of Work/Life encourages families to apply to a center they might be interested in, while also educating yourself about other options.
Each of the child-care centers was founded under different circumstances at different times. Their physical spaces, population served, geographic location and original charters have contributed to shaping the organizations. There are some obvious differences: For example while they are all parent-governed programs, two centers are co-operatives, meaning parents are required to contribute to daily operation of the center, and the other four are not. One center serves hot lunch. Each center has a slightly different schedule and calendar. Their buildings and outdoor spaces vary.
You may apply to one or more child care centers using the online application system. The link is available from any one of the centers’ enrollment or application pages (you can find the centers' website links here). Please note that this online application has been designed as a convenience for families. Data entered into this application sits on a secure Harvard server, but child care centers make all enrollment decisions.
Each center offers spaces to current families first, giving returning children and siblings priority. Preference is then given to Harvard affiliates according to a tier system. Harvard faculty who are eligible for the ACCESS Program are considered Tier 1A and have priority enrollment on up to half of child care center slots.
Jobs are added and removed every day, throughout the day. Job listings remain on ASPIRE until the position is filled or the requisition is closed. If you can view a job listing, the hiring department is still accepting applicants. When searching for jobs, sort by the Date Updated field to find the most recently posted positions.
Recruiters and hiring managers are constantly reviewing resumes. If your background and experiences are a strong match for the position(s) to which you are applying, the hiring manager or human resources manager will contact you for a phone or in-person interview. Please understand that the resume review process takes time due to the high volume of resumes that we receive.