Childcare

Backup Dependent Care

Tufts University contracts with Care.com Backup Care to provide backup care for both children and adults to all benefits-eligible employees. The service can provide up to 20 days of backup care for a child, partner/spouse, parent, or any other adult for whom you care when regular care falls through for any reason. You can also use it to get care for yourself.

Care.com is a national firm that provides service in many parts of the country. You can use it, for example, on-site at a conference away from Boston. Childcare can be scheduled well in advance, or arranged on the day of service, if available. Care.com recommends calling by 8:00 p.m. prior to the day of service, if at all possible. Users are encouraged to register with Care.com Backup Care in advance.