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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.

Explore Work/Life Balance Resources

Finding Care for Your Family
Whether you need care for your child, an adult family member, or a parent, we can help make the process a little easier.

  • 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
    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.

Time Off and Leaves of Absence
Learn about your options for taking time off or a leave of absence to care for yourself or another family member.

Alternative Work Arrangements
An alternative work arrangement, such as telecommuting, a compressed work week, or another type of schedule, may be available to help you balance work and family life. Learn about your options.

Community Parenting Resources
Community resources for parents of young children.

Employee Assistance Program
If you need a little extra help - whether it’s coping with stress, dealing with family issues, or handling finances - our EAP provides counseling and support.

Lactation Rooms
Tufts offers lactation rooms on each campus for nursing mothers.

Health and Wellness Programs