Child/Elder Care

Resources

Resources for Families in the University Community

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 wellness program include:

Child Care Scholarship Program

Applications to the Child Care Scholarship Program for the 2018 calendar year will be accepted beginning Monday, August 28, 2017 at 9:00 am through Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11:59 pm. The program assists with the cost of child care and is available to eligible full-time faculty, administrators, and professional research staff applicants at New York University. Please review the Child Care Scholarship Program Summary (PDF) for program details.

General criteria include having a dependent child or children who are under the age of five as of January 1, 2018; earning a total annual household income of less than $130,000 in 2016; and requiring child care services so that you and your partner (if applicable) can work.

Award amounts are based on the number of eligible applications received and vary from year to year; generally, scholarships awarded over the past three calendar years ranged from $1,000 to $4,000. If you have questions or need additional information, contact NYU PeopleLink.

Child Care Subsidy Fund Program (Local 3882)

Applications to the Child Care Subsidy Program for the 2018 calendar year will be accepted beginning Monday, August 28, 2017 at 9:00 am through Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11:59 pm. The program assists with the cost of child care and is available to eligible full- and part-time office and technical staff (Local 3882) applicants at New York University. 

General criteria include having a dependent child(ren) under 13 years of age as of January 1, 2018; earning a total annual household income of less than $104,525 in 2016; and having eligible child care expenses while you and your partner (if applicable) are working. Award amounts are based on the number of eligible applications received and vary from year to year. If you have questions or need additional information, contact NYU PeopleLink.

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%. Pre-register your dependent(s) by reviewing the registration form (PDF) and completing and emailing pages 5-6 to info@caregiversoncall.com with the subject line NYU Backup Care Registration - [First name, Last name]. Allow 24 hours for Caregivers on Call to process your registration.

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 is a top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace in the U.S., ranking 85th overall, and first in the education field 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; LiveSmart also welcomes NYU Adoption Assistance Program participant success stories to share with the NYU community.

Nursing Mother Rooms for Lactation Support

Nursing mothers on campus have access to private, dedicated spaces to comfortably and conveniently express milk. Nursing mother rooms are available throughout our campuses and administrative buildings (closed Sundays). A valid NYU ID card must be presented for access. View the room listing and scheduling requirements for the NYU community.

To learn about the Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act and the responsibilities of employees and their supervisors, review the University policy. If you have questions or need additional information, contact NYU PeopleLink

Rooms for Nursing Mothers

One of New York University's nursing mother rooms near Union Square.