Bright Horizons 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.

Eligibility: Full-time faculty, administrators, and professional researchers.

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 researchers various family and education benefits to support you and your family. Explore the programs below to start making your life a little easier. Visit for support solutions for you and your family. Registration information is below.  

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.

Bright Horizons - COVID-19 Update

Bright Horizons offers back-up care while ensuring the health and safety of families and their care providers. Please review Bright Horizons’ industry-leading COVID-19 protocols and safety measures.

Back-Up Care Program - Child and Adult

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 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.  

  • The benefit includes up to 15 days of subsidized back-up child and/or adult care per year in 2021.
  • Care can be scheduled from 30 days to 24 hours in advance. NEW: Make care reservations up to 90 days in advance for care scheduled through December 31, 2021.
  • 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: $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. 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

  • Register and create a profile using the employer username "NYU" and the password "Benefits4You"
  • Questions? Call 877-BH-CARES (877-242-2737)
  • For quicker reservations, use the Bright Horizons website or app after you register

Additional Information

Adult Care Support Program


Bright Horizons Adult Care helps you navigate the often complex maze of adult caregiving, providing personalized support from a Care Coach and access to a web-based care planning and communication tool. Get the ongoing support you need with a personal touch, wherever your loved ones may live. The benefit provides:

  • A dedicated and experienced Care Coach to provide you with information and resources near your loved one
  • Coordination of care through an online platform
  • In-home needs  assessment, and referrals to legal/financial services


Register* and Arrange Back-Up Care for an Adult

  • Register and create a profile using the employer username "NYU" and the password "Benefits4You"
  • Questions? Call 877-BH-CARES (877-242-2737)
  • For quicker reservations, use the Bright Horizons website or app after you register



Summer Camp Discounts

This summer, Bright Horizons is offering discounts at several quality summer camps where children can learn about nature, science, cooking, music and more. Programs include Brooklyn Robot Foundry, Steve & Kate’s Camp, Code Ninjas, MarcoPolo, and more. To access these discounts, book through your Bright Horizons account.

Virtual Tutoring in Exchange for Back-Up Care Days

Does your 5-18 year old need help with tutoring in a specific subject or test prep, including college test prep? Starting June 15th, use your back-up care days to access virtual tutoring support through Varsity Tutors in over 300 subjects. For each back-up care day, you can exchange a 4-hour block of virtual 1:1 tutoring from subject matter experts, with flexible scheduling options. View this guide for more details.

Additional Family Supports

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

  • Find sitters, housekeepers, and nannies (nanny search services also available)
  • Preferred enrollment at select Bright Horizons child care centers for full-time care and tuition discounts at partner centers 
  • Discounted tutoring and test prep services through Varsity Tutors and Revolution Prep
  • Adult care resources, planning, and senior housing search tools
  • Access to quality pet care 

Bright Horizons World at Home

Bright Horizons® World at Home provides guided learning opportunities designed by Bright Horizons education experts.  Activity suggestions are posted daily based on age, from infancy up to age 8. Explore videos and activities for many curriculum areas, including yoga & mindfulness, STEM learning, language, story time, cooking, and more.