Balancing Work and Family

Sometimes we all need a little help balancing work and family. Tufts offers comprehensive benefits and many resources to help you manage the demands of home and work.

Childcare Resources

Tips for Finding Childcare
Age-specific suggestions to help you compare childcare options and when you should start looking

Bright Horizons
Tufts contracts with Bright Horizons to offer faculty and staff priority access for infants, toddlers, and preschool children.

Care.com Child and Elder Care
Tufts has contracted with Care.com to help you find reliable care providers for your child - or any member of your family. They also provide last-minute backup care.

Eliot-Pearson Children’s School
The Eliot-Pearson Children's School is a laboratory-demonstration school affiliated with the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. The Children's School is located on the Tufts University Medford/Somerville campus. It enrolls about 80 children from preschool to second grade.

Summer Programs for School-Age Children
Many Tufts-affiliated programs offer camps and other summer programs for school-aged children.

Resources for Parents

Your health counts too. Tufts offers a number of health and wellness programs to help you maintain your own well-being. These include:

Possible Workplace Options

You may be interested in discussing alternative work arrangements, such as telecommuting, a compressed workweek, or other options with your supervisor.

Community Parenting Resources

If you are looking for more resources, Human Resources maintains a list of Community Parenting Resources and Parenting Groups

For More Information

For questions regarding your Tufts University benefits, contact Tufts Support Services at tss@tufts.edu or 617-627-7000.