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Lactation Facilities

Child Care Facilities

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Tools for Work-Life Balance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

It’s important to us at Brandeis that staff and faculty are well-supported in all they do — on and off campus, and in every stage of their lives. With the help of e4health, the university offers employees new-parent coaching, childcare referrals, short-term counseling, and help with family, financial or substance-abuse issues.

These Employee Assistance services are free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, every day. Reach e4health at 800-828-6025, or at

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Child Care

Quality, dependable child-care arrangements are a major consideration when you’re a parent.

The Gersh & Sarah Lemberg Children's Center, located right next to campus, offers employees full- and part-time care for children six weeks to six years. Along with parents and Brandeis students, professional child care providers operate this non-profit, accredited, licensed day care center, with payment based on income.

The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

The Lemberg Children's Center
415 South Street 
Waltham, MA 02453

To locate a day care center within your community: Massachusetts licensed providers.

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Lactation Accommodations

Brandeis supports its employees with young families. Breast-feeding mothers are offered adequate break times and private spaces to express milk for their babies.

The following rooms are options for lactation activities for mothers. Mothers must bring their own breast pumps; all rooms have refrigeration, electrical outlets and microwaves for sterilization. Most have sinks nearby.

 Goldfarb 69-41A

Located on Goldfarb 2, this space is located below the main floor of the library. The room is kept locked, but a key can be checked out at the library information desk with a Brandeis ID. Reservations can be made on the Library Lactation Room Google Calendar; the space can accommodate two mothers at one time. The key should be returned to the information desk after use. For more information, email

 Gerstenzang 134 

This room is marked 98-116 and is just to the right of the student lounge. Up to three women at one time may use the space. Gerstenzang 134 is accessible via ID card access, which can be acquired by contacting Director of Student Affairs Jessica Basile ( No reservation is necessary to use this area. 

 Rabb Graduate Center 118

This room is marked 118 and is a private room. The room is equipped with refrigeration, a microwave (for sterilization), and numerous electrical outlets. Users must bring their own pump.  Rabb Graduate Center 118 is accessible via a key which can be acquired by contacting Shannon Kearns (, Department Administrator in Women & Gender Studies, or if she is not available, Lisa Pannella (, Department Administrator in English. This room should be locked at all times. Reservations for the room may be booked on a Google calendar established for this purpose. Access to use the calendar is available through the Office of Human Resources or the Office of Graduate Student Affairs.