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Childcare & Youth Activities
The Mass General Brigham Employee Assistance Program is available to help employees with identifying childcare options.If you or a family member work for a Mass General Brigham affiliated entity, and you would like to explore childcare options with an EAP Consultant, please call us at 866-724-4327 for an appointment.
If you are interested in a childcare search only, please fill out the Child Care Search Request Form and email it to email@example.com. Note: your childcare search will take 2-5 business days. If your situation is urgent, please call us.
Assessing your Childcare Needs
Whatever the age of your child, finding quality childcare can be a challenging and emotional experience. You are looking for an arrangement that will work best for your family and one in which you will be confident that your child will receive love and good care. and be able to thrive.
Your needs and those of your child will help determine the advantages and disadvantages of each option and will help you decide what is most appropriate for you and your family. Needs may change over time and may vary by child. The EAP is available to help you identify your needs and the resources that best match those needs.
Below are some factors to consider as you navigate the child-care process:
Schedule and Duration Factors
Part-time or full-time care
Standard or variable work hours
Year round or seasonal care
In-home (typically more affordable)
Number of children needing care
Do all your children need the same type of childcare setting?
Near home or work
Location of your pediatrician
Do you drive to work or need childcare near public transportation?
Type of Environment
Small or informal more flexible setting or a large/structured institutional setting
Do you want your child to have one-to-one childcare or be with other children?
Is the childcare you are considering consistent with your values? It is important to have a good match here. Parents should feel comfortable with whichever choice they make.
Mass 211 – Childcare Information Line for resources and referrals. Dial 211 or click below: Mass 211
ABCD – Childcare Choices of Boston – serves income eligible families who live in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Somerville, Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop or Everett) in need of high quality, affordable childcare. 617-542-4437 ABCD Childcare Choices of Boston
Summertime can be stressful for working parents who need to identify summer camps or activities which meet their children’s needs/interests and accommodate the family budget. Below are some resources to help you find the right Summer activity for your children and your family. Please contact the EAP if you require further assistance.
The MGH and BWH Back-up Childcare Centers offer flexible summer programming including daily or week-long Vacation Clubs and Summer Fun Days. Programming includes a variety of child centered activities that take advantage of the outdoors and the greater Boston area. Please Check Eligibility Requirements
In case of emergency, please call 911 or your local hospital emergency service.
This site is not intended to provide any clinical assessment, counseling or other type of intervention. The Mass General Brigham EAP provides links to external websites for your convenience. The EAP is not responsible for the availability, accuracy, or content of outside resources or sites, nor does it endorse them. If you notice any malfunctioning links, please contact the us at: EAP@partners.org. The Mass General Brigham EAP is not a service available to the general public. For more information or to discuss concerns, please contact the Mass General Brigham EAP at 866-724-4327.