Childcare

Tufts-affiliated Childcare Programs

Infant and Toddler Care

  • Bright Horizons Infant and Toddler Care

    Tufts has contracted with Bright Horizons, Inc. to provide a total of 10 priority access slots to Tufts affiliates for infant (0-15 months) and toddler (15 months – 2.9 years) care at four of their childcare centers in Somerville and Cambridge. Full-time and part-time faculty, staff, and students are eligible.

    The four sites are:
    Bright Horizons at Davis Square
    Bright Horizons at Mass. Ave.
    Bright Horizons at University Park
    Bright Horizons at One Kendall

    Contact Bright Horizons for more information about availability and tuition. Be sure to tell them that you are a Tufts affiliate when you contact them.


Care for Preschool and Elementary-Age Children

  • Eliot-Pearson Children's School

    105 College Avenue, Medford, MA 02155
    Phone: 617-627-3434

    The Eliot-Pearson Children's School is the laboratory-demonstration school affiliated with the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. Located on the Tufts University Medford/Somerville campus, the school provides training and observation site for new and experienced teachers and a research facility for faculty and supervised students in the Department of Child Study and Human Development.

    The Children's School enrolls approximately 80 children in preschool and kindergarten to second grade classes that vary in length and frequency.


  • Bright Horizons at Teele Square

    165 Holland St., Somerville, MA 02144
    Phone: 617-977-5000

    Bright Horizons at Teele Square is a childcare center for children ages 2 years 9 months through Kindergarten. It is located in the Tufts Administration Building on Holland Ave. Children of Tufts affiliates receive priority admission, as do siblings of children already in the center. Be sure to tell them that you are a Tufts affiliate when you contact them.