Child Care and Schooling
Finding a suitable child-care provider, especially for infants and children under 5, can be extremely challenging. Brandeis' Lemberg Children's Center offers child care for children ages 6 weeks through 6 years old. The center is open to the public and often has a waiting list, so contacting them as soon as possible is recommended for parents interested in enrolling their child.
You may also wish to check out the following providers in the Greater Waltham area. Please note that Brandeis does not have business relationships with any of these facilities and cannot vouch for the quality of their care.
Breast-feeding mothers are provided with private spaces throughout campus to express milk for their babies.
Graduate Assistants’ Union Childcare Subsidy:
PhD students who are serving as Teaching Assistants (“TA”) or Teaching Fellows (“TF”) are eligible for a childcare subsidy, which is a new feature of the collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Graduate Assistants’ Union. The University funds the benefit, and the Union will assist in administering childcare subsidies for TAs and TFs. This academic year (2021-2022), the total childcare funds available are $7,500.00, to be split equally between the fall and spring semesters. $3,750.00 will be available in the fall semester. These funds will be distributed equally among TAs and TFs who have minor children, but no individual TA or TF may receive an award larger than $1,000.00 in any semester. Any unused funds from the fall semester will roll over to the spring semester. Should there be unused funds left after the spring semester, these monies will not roll over to the next academic year. If you are an eligible TA or TF, please be in touch with your Union representative. Benefits are one-time payments processed through your school. If you have issues with your payments, please contact:
- GSAS: Lizz Kurian, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Heller: Ravi Lakshmikanthan, email@example.com
- Business School: Kelly Forde, firstname.lastname@example.org
Below please find some answers to frequently asked questions that will help you better understand childcare benefits available to PhD students at Brandeis.
PhD students Childcare Benefits:
Bright Horizon provides back up childcare support to PhD students. For more information, please visit the Human Resources page on dependent care resources.
Those wishing to request special parking accommodations on campus may call the parking office at 781-736-4250. Due to limited parking on campus, special accommodations cannot be guaranteed.