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Child/Elder Care

NYU is enthusiastic about and committed to supporting members of the University community and their families with care needs and resources, including financial assistance. Benefits and services for families provided by NYU Human Resources and its LiveSmart program include:

Child Care Scholarship Program

The Child Care Scholarship Program for calendar year 2014 (application period August 26 to September 15, 2013) assists with the cost of child care services for children under five years of age and is available to eligible full-time faculty, administrators, and professional research staff applicants at New York University. Contact LiveSmart at askpeoplelink@nyu.edu for questions and information. Return to this page in August 2014 for 2015 scholarship opportunities.

Child Care Subsidy Fund Program

The Child Care Subsidy Fund Program for calendar year 2014 (application period August 26 to September 15, 2013) assists with the cost of child care services for children newborn through 12 years of age and is available to eligible full- and part-time office and technical staff (Local 3882) applicants at New York University. Contact LiveSmart at askpeoplelink@nyu.edu for questions and information. Return to this page in August 2014 for 2015 subsidy opportunities.

Backup Child and Adult Care

Through Caregivers On Call, subsidized backup care in your or your dependent's home is available nationwide when eligible participants need to be at work and their usual child care is unavailable; their child or adult dependent is mildly ill; or their work schedule changes unexpectedly or includes conference attendance. Pre-registered full-time faculty, administrators, and professional research staff may use up to 50 hours of subsidized care per calendar year; the University pays 75% of the backup care cost, and the employee pays the remaining 25%. To learn more and obtain the pre-registration form, click here (PDF). Submit questions and completed forms to LiveSmart at askpeoplelink@nyu.edu.

Child and Adult Care Referrals

Through Carebridge, the confidential, convenient, and no-cost employee assistance program, families in need of child and adult care may seek help and find referrals. For additional child and elder care information and referral support, click here to learn about the comprehensive services of Carebridge or click here to login to the Carebridge website using NYU member access code FTN59. Click here to view the elder care support and referrals offered through Health Advocate, an NYU benefit and the leading independent healthcare advocacy and assistance organization, or click here to view the Health Advocate website.

Adoption Assistance Program

NYU has once again been named a Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace, ranking fourth among education, by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Up to $5,000 (or up to $6,000 for a child with special needs) in eligible adoption expenses is reimbursable to full-time faculty, administrators, and professional research staff. To be considered, the applicant must have: adopted a child who is under the age of 18 and is not the child of the employee's spouse or domestic partner; qualified expenses related to the adoption of a child incurred on or after the employee's first day of NYU employment; and completed and submitted the reimbursement form within six months of placement of the eligible child in the employee's home. To learn more about eligibility, expenses, reimbursement, and potential tax implications (please consult a tax advisor for specific guidance), click here (PDF). To access an application, click here (PDF). Submit questions and completed applications to LiveSmart at askpeoplelink@nyu.edu.

Rooms for Nursing Mothers

Nursing mothers on campus have access to private, dedicated spaces to comfortably and conveniently express milk. Nursing rooms are available near Washington Square at 25 West Fourth Street (open access) and 726 Broadway (reservations required), and near Union Square at 105 East 17th Street (pictured below, reservations required). To request a timeslot and obtain an access code for reservable spaces, e-mail LiveSmart at askpeoplelink@nyu.edu. To learn about the Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act and the responsibilities of employees and their supervisors, review the University policy.

Rooms for Nursing Mothers
Resources for Parents

Resources for Families in
the University Community



Family care resources include information, educational programming, consultation, and referral services ...

  • for parents on choosing quality child care, enrichment, and summer camp options for children newborn through school-age, accessing educational options pre-K through college, becoming a parent, adopting a child, step-parenting, and child development
  • for individuals with adult/elder care responsibilities on understanding the aging process, long-distance caregiving, housing options, home care options and community services, and legal and financial planning
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