COVID-19 Childcare Resources

Additional Support Resources

Support resources have been compiled to help staff manage work and family responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic and phased return-to-campus. More information will be added on the COVID-19 Childcare Resources page as childcare options become available.

Zoom Information Session

Register for the COVID-19 childcare resources information zoom session to learn about the current childcare resources and benefits available to Yale employees.

Last updated: July 6, 2020

The information below provides an overview of the childcare resources available to staff and faculty. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email worklife@yale.edu.

Childcare Resources by Job Classification

CARE OPTION DESCRIPTION FACULTY MANAGERIAL & PROFESSIONAL POST-DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE CLERICAL & TECHNICAL SERVICE & MAINTENANCE POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS

Bright Horizons

Backup Childcare

An emergency Back-Up Care benefit offered through Bright Horizons.   NA NA

Bright Horizons

Sittercity

The Bright Horizon Sittercity service is an online marketplace for Yale employees wishing to hire a local in-home care provider; babysitter or nanny. This service will be available August 1, 2020. This service will be available August 1, 2020. NA NA

Yale

Babysitting Service

The Yale Babysitting Service is web-based and helps address the need for childcare. This service establishes a link between current Yale University faculty, staff, and students to access babysitting services provided by current Yale students.

Yale

Affiliated Childcare Centers

Seven on-site childcare centers on the campus of Yale University. Each are owned and operated independent of the University.
Magellan Offers a wide range of childcare resource and referral assistance and parenting supports. NA NA

Yale Worklife and Childcare Programs

Childcare Information Sessions

The Yale WorklIfe and Childcare programs offers both educational and counseling supports to individuals and families in search of childcare information and services. Such discussions can focus on University programs as well as community based services. Also online website supports.

State of Connecticut

211- Info Line

Provides a way to search for a childcare programming services near ones home. Run by the State of Connecticut and United Way.

Summer 2020 Interim Babysitting Support

This new site will enable Yale employees to sponsor their children 15 years and older as babysitters for the Yale community. Details coming soon.

Back-Up Childcare Resources

Faculty, Managerial & Professional Staff, and Post-Doctoral Associates

  • The emergency Back-Up Care benefit is through Bright Horizons: 10 days/year of emergency back-up care in either a center and in-home support per calendar year, for work-related needs. For Faculty, Managerial and Professional staff, and Post-Doctoral Associates, an additional 10 days of back-up care coverage will be added to your account with Bright Horizons for use between June 3, 2020 – December 31, 2020.
    • Center based $25/day (cost to parent)
    • In-home $6 hour. Infant-through elder (cost to employee)
  • Bright Horizons Crisis Care is currently activated through July 31, 2020. This offers you the additional option to secure care from within your own personal network and receive a reimbursement of $100 per day. The process allows you to complete 3 simple steps up-front on the back-up website – please note reimbursements will be processed 2-3 weeks after the last date of care is entered. For additional help take our guided tour or read our Crisis Care FAQ’s.
    New Help Feature: Submit a support question through our new email Help desk on the back-up website – you will be contacted within 48 hours of your request. 
    As a reminder, you can also self-source care options through your free Sittercity membership. For Clerical & Technical and Service & Maintenace staff, this service will be available on August 1, 2020.
  • Babysitting
    • Yale Babysitting Service: This web-based service links Yale University parents with current Yale students who want to babysit.
    • Summer 2020 Interim Babysitting Support Website: This site enables Yale employees to sponsor their children 15 years and older as babysitters for the Yale community. 
    • Sittercity is part of Bright Horizons Additional Family Supports, is a database of babysitters, full-and-part-time nannies, and more. The subscription is free to benefits-eligible Faculty, Managerial & Professional Staff, and Post-Doctoral Associates.

Clerical & Technical and Service & Maintenance Staff

  • The emergency Back-Up Care benefit is through Bright Horizons: 5 days/year of emergency back-up care in either a center and in-home support per calendar year, for work-related needs. Clerical and technical and servicer and maintenance employees, an additional 15 days of back-up care coverage has been added to your account with Bright Horizons for use before December 31, 2020.
    • In-home $6 hour (cost to employee)
    • Center based $25/day (cost to parent)
    • Find all details online.
  • Bright Horizons Crisis Care is currently activated through July 31, 2020. This offers you the additional option to secure care from within your own personal network and receive a reimbursement of $100 per day. The process allows you to complete 3 simple steps up-front on the back-up website – please note reimbursements will be processed 2-3 weeks after the last date of care is entered. For additional help take our guided tour or read our Crisis Care FAQ’s.
    New Help Feature: Submit a support question through our new email Help desk on the back-up website – you will be contacted within 48 hours of your request. 
    As a reminder, you can also self-source care options through your free Sittercity membership. For Clerical & Technical and Service & Maintenace staff, this service will be available on August 1, 2020.
  • Babysitting

Childcare and Summer Options

Parenting Resources

Resources for Children with Disabilities

  • Best Buddies Connecticut:  Best Buddies works to enrich the lives of youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through their Friendship program and Leadership Development program.
  • Connecticut Family Support Network: CTFSN provides direct support to individuals and families in their homes and communities by sharing information and resources that empower people to make their voices heard and to become their own best advocate.
  • Yale Child Study Center: Since 1911, the Center has been serving children and families from birth through adolescence. At our core is the mission to improve the lives of children and families through research, service, and training.
  • Childhood Development Support, provided through Rethink, an award-winning web-based program, supports caregivers like you raising children with learning challenges, behavior issues, and developmental disabilities. (This benefit is for Faculty, Managerial and Professional staff and Post-Doctoral Associates)

Wellness Resources

Yale’s WorkLife programs are an integral part of the university’s efforts to help faculty and staff balance the multiple responsibilities associated with work, academic, and personal life. The resources below have been compiled to help support physical and mental health and wellness through the pandemic.

  • Yale Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Offers counseling and support services provided by Magellan. Visit Magellan online or call 1-800-327-9240.
  • Trestle Tree Stress Management Coaching (call toll-free at 866-523-8185): For support with managing stress (health, financial, social, or emotional) related to COVID-19, TrestleTree is available to help. You and your family can work with a TrestleTree Health Coach to better understand your stress so you can put good coping strategies into effect. Your dedicated Health Coaches are Registered Nurses and are ready to help you navigate during this time. 
  • Being Well at Yale has an excellent Self-Care Covid-19 website with information including exercise programs to stream for free, resources for staying connected with friends, meditation apps, and games and activities to do solo or remotely with friends and family. 

Resources for Aging Adults and People with Disabilities

Resources for Employees with Disabilities

Pets and COVID-19

  • COVID-19 is impacting everyone, including our pets. Psychology Today has an article about what pet owners and veterinarians need to know.
  • Another great resource for pet owners and animal lovers is the COVID-19 FAQs recently published by the Humane Society.