New to NYU effective September 1, 2019, the Bright Horizons benefit intends to reimagine our connection between work and home, providing care solutions for loved ones and offering resources for the way faculty and employees work, live, and learn.


  • Full-time faculty, administrators, and professional research staff


When you have work, family, and personal responsibilities competing for your time, Bright Horizons can help. NYU is pleased to offer full-time faculty, administrators, and professional research staff various family and education benefits to support you and your family. Explore the programs below to start making your life a little easier and visit for support solutions for you and your family.

If you have questions about the benefit, please contact PeopleLink, NYU's benefits and payroll service center, at or 212-992-LINK (5465). If you would like to discuss your family caregiving needs further, please contact Work Life at or 212-998-2434.

Back-Up Care Program - Child, Adult, and Elder

Bright Horizons Back-Up Care helps to cover care gaps for school breaks or nanny/babysitter vacations in a high-quality child care center, camp program, or at home. You can also arrange temporary in-home care for an adult or older person anywhere in the U.S.

Use the program when you have planned or unplanned interruptions or changes to your usual care arrangements that would prevent you from performing your work responsibilities. You'll have access to a team of specialists who provide advice, present options, and schedule the care.

  • The benefit includes up to 10 days of subsidized back-up child and/or adult care per year.
  • Employee cost for center-based child care: $15 per child or $25 per family per day.
  • Employee cost for in-home care for children and adults/elders: $6 per hour.
  • In-home care requires a minimum of four hours, available up to 10 hours of care in one day. Any number of hours used in one day will count as one day of use.
  • Co-payments are payable by credit card, debit card, or electronic transfer.

Prior to scheduling care for the first time, you will need to register with Bright Horizons. It is recommended that you register now – even if you have no immediate need for the benefit – to save time when you need to access care. Care can be scheduled from 30 days to 24 hours in advance. While Bright Horizons will make every effort to accommodate care requests, availability is not guaranteed, especially when requests are made less than 24 hours in advance.
The University covers the majority of the cost for back-up care. Please note that the value of this care will be reviewed each year to be compliant with IRS guidelines and may result in the need to reflect the value of care as imputed income on your paycheck.

Register* and Arrange Back-Up Care

Elder Care Support Program

Bright Horizons Elder Care helps to navigate the often complex needs of caring for an adult or older person, providing personalized support from a Care Coach and access to a web-based care planning and communication tool.

Additional Information

Additional Family Supports

Bright Horizons Additional Family Supports offers resources for other care and personal needs:

  • Get full-time child care help
  • Find sitters, nannies, and housekeepers
  • Find elder care resources
  • Get quality pet care
  • Help with tutoring and test prep