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.
Tips for Finding Childcare
Age-specific suggestions to help you compare childcare options and when you should start looking
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:
- Tufts Fitness Center and Fitness Classes
- Wellness Center and Health Coaching
- Fitness and Weight Watchers Benefits
- Employee Assistance Program
- Best Doctors
- Health Advocate
- Time Off and Leaves of Absence
- Well Time Policy
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.