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Back-up Care Advantage Program

Program Overview

The Bright Horizons Back-up Care Advantage Program for child and adult care is available to full-time benefits-eligible faculty and staff to help promote a healthy work-life balance.  This program can be used when your regular child or adult care arrangements are unavailable, for example:

  • Your regular caregiver or stay-at-home spouse is unavailable
  • You are transitioning between child or adult care arrangements
  • Your child’s regular center or school is closed
  • Your adult relative is ill or needs temporary assistance
  • Your child is mildly ill at home

You have access to the following care options:

  • Center-based child care
  • In-home child care
  • In-home mildly ill child care
  • In-home adult care

Full-time benefit eligible faculty or staff can use up to 15 days of back-up care per calendar year.  Center-based care is $15 per child per visit with a maximum of $25 per family per visit.  In-home care is $4 per hour with a 4 hour minimum.  Although you do not have to enroll in this benefit, registration and reservations are required before using the service.

Registration, Reservations and Questions 


A pre-recorded webinar is available to view at your convenience.

Mildly Ill Child Care Flyer

Center Care

Newsletter – May 2014

Top Ten (10) Reasons to Use Back-Up Care