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.

Request a vaccinated caregiver:
When making a caregiving reservation, please use the notes section if you would like to request a Covid-19 vaccinated caregiver. After your reservation has been confirmed, you can place an inquiry with Bright Horizons to confirm the caregiver's vaccination status, or you can ask the caregiver directly during your introductory call which happens the day before your requested date of care.

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. 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 benefit includes up to 10 days of subsidized back-up child and/or adult care per year.
  • Reservations can be made 60 days in advance for center-based care and in-home care and up to 90 days in advance for camp care.
  • 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.
  • Cancellation policy is now 2 business days in advance; if care is cancelled due to last minute vaccination status, faculty and employees should call Bright Horizons to receive credit for the day(s) originally scheduled.   

Register* and Arrange Back-Up Care

  • Register and create a profile by hitting "Join Today" and entering your NYU Employee ID (your N number)
  • 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 Care for an Adult

  • Register and create a profile by hitting "Join Today" and entering your NYU Employee ID (your N number)
  • Questions? Call 877-BH-CARES (877-242-2737)
  • For quicker reservations, use the Bright Horizons website or app after you register



Virtual Tutoring in Exchange for Back-Up Care Days

Use your back-up care days to access virtual tutoring support through Varsity Tutors or Sylvan Learning in over 300 subjects, including test prep. 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. Tutoring is also open to adult learners, college-age students and yourself! View this guide for more details.

Virtual Camp in Exchange for Back-Up Care Days

Virtual Camps provide families with children 3-12 enrichment and fun, in a virtually supervised format. They are perfect for employees who may be working from home but want an option for their children on a given day in addition to being particularly helpful when children are placed into quarantine.

Virtual Camps will be offered in a variety of interest categories including arts + crafts, STEM activities, movement, games and dance. Options will be available to employees during the Back-Up Care reservation process. Families will reserve their virtual camp day and can then pop in and out of the daily camp calendar based on their schedule and interests.

Camps like Steve & Kate’s (school age) and Beanstalk (3-5 years) will be adding Virtual Camp options, providing flexible and fun options such as coding, crafts, fitness, game design and much more.

Additional Family Supports

Bright Horizons Additional Family Supports offers resources for other care and personal needsLog-in to My Bright Horizons and browse to “See All Benefits":

  • Find sitters, housekeepers, nannies, and pet care using Sittercity
  • Preferred enrollment at select Bright Horizons child care centers for full-time care and tuition discounts at partner centers 
  • Discounted summer camp spots at Steve and Kate's Camp (ages 4-12)
  • Discounted tutoring and test prep services through Varsity Tutors and Revolution Prep
  • Use your back-up care days in exchange for quality pet care for cats and dogs! Bright Horizons now offers walking, sitting, and boarding services, all provided by industry-leading pet care company Rover. Connect with local caregivers who will treat your pets like family

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.