UC Berkeley’s Back-Up Child Care program enables student parents to work on academic projects, attend study sessions, travel to conferences or give presentations when their usual child care arrangements are unavailable.

Registered graduate and undergraduate students with dependent children are eligible for up to 60 hours of in-home and/or center-based care by professional caregivers, for a very low hourly co-pay.  These hours can be used at any time, seven days a week, through August 15, 2014, whenever

  • Your child’s school/center is closed for spring or summer break.
  • Your primary caregiver is on vacation.
  • Your child is mildly ill and cannot attend their regular care program.
  • You need extra study time and your primary child care option is unavailable.
  • Your primary caregiver has quit and you are between full-time care arrangements.
  • You have a new baby and need temporary care as you transition back to school.

April Raffle
Students parents who use back-up care during the month of April will be entered by Bright Horizons into a raffle to win a new tablet.

Open House at the Bright Horizons Center at Bayer
Tuesday, April 22, 9:00-12:00 and 3:00-6:00 pm
921 Parker Street (entrance on 8th Street), Berkeley

Discover this care center, just two miles west of the Berkeley campus!  Visit the learning spaces, meet the teachers and support staff, glimpse a “day in the life” of the center, discover the activities awaiting your child, and get answers to your questions. Please RSVP to 510-649-1893 or [email protected].

To learn more about the in-home and center-based care program and to begin the registration process, visit UC Berkeley’s Back-Up Child Care website.