Between 1964 and 1976, six non-profit child care centers were founded on Harvard’s campuses, by and for Harvard’s students, faculty and staff. Hosted in Harvard space and tailored to their individual communities’ needs, they were governed by parent-run boards of directors and operated independently from one another and the university. In 2017, they unified as a single new nonprofit organization, Campus Child Care, Inc, (CCC) with a view to streamlining their administrative functions, strengthening collaboration across centers, and improving long-term governance. CCC has an operating agreement with Harvard for the services it provides.
In addition, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health participate in a child care center consortium managed by MASCO. This gives affiliates of these schools access to a limited number of slots in two Longwood Medical Area child-care centers.