Carnegie Mellon University

Family Care for COVID-19

The Office of Human Resources is supporting the university's decision to offer temporary child care services this fall semester due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. Based on recommendations from the Family Care Advisory Committee and in response to the recent Temporary Child Care Needs Survey, the following services will offer families additional flexibility.

CMU faculty, staff and graduate students are eligible for four new, temporary child care services:

  • Partial-day child care for children ages 24 months to five years
  • Full-day on-campus proctoring for children ages six to 12 years in online schools
  • Kindergarten Proctor and Play for for children currently enrolled in fully remote, mostly asynchronous kindergarten
  • Family and child care concierge service

Refer to the sections below to learn more, including how to register for these services. If an undergraduate student needs assistance, please contact the concierge specialists at hrfamilycare@andrew.cmu.edu for guidance regarding alternatives.

Starting on October 1, 2020, CMU faculty, staff and graduate students are eligible for this service that provides scheduled flexible child care for ages 24 months to five years old.

Before scheduling a day and time, you must complete your registration. The registration page details the required paperwork and the process for establishing payment via payroll deduction. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a link to schedule your desired day(s) and time(s).

Details:

  • Cost: $5/hour
  • Hours of service (Monday–Friday) — two sessions per day:
    • Session 1: 7:30–11 a.m.
    • Session 2: 12:30–4 p.m.
  • Minimum/Maximum sessions/hours per week:
    • Minimum = three sessions per week (10.5 hours).

    • Maximum = five sessions per week (17.5 hours).

    • The maximum number of hours may be increased and will be determined based on demand. The goal is to provide a service to as many families as possible.

  • Location: 6555 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    • Note: This service is not part of the Cyert Center for Early Childhood Education program.

  • Frequently Asked Questions [pdf]
  • Facility Photos — Penn Avenue location [pdf]
  • Contact Information

Starting on October 14, 2020, CMU faculty, staff and graduate students are eligible for this service that provides scheduled full-day proctoring in an on-campus location for ages six to 12 years old in online schools.

Before scheduling a day and time, you must complete your registration. The registration page details the required paperwork and the process for establishing payment via payroll deduction. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a link to schedule your desired day(s).

Details:

  • Cost: $5/hour
  • Hours of service (Monday–Friday): 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
    • Drop-off: 7:30–8:15 a.m.
    • Pickup: 2:15–3 p.m.
  • Minimum/Maximum day/hours per week:
    • Minimum = one day/7.5 hours per week.

    • Maximum = five days/37.5 hours per week.

  • Location: Posner Center (located on the Carnegie Mellon campus [.pdf] between the College of Fine Arts and Posner Hall, facing Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall and the tennis courts)
    • Note: This service is not part of the Cyert Center for Early Childhood Education program.

  • Frequently Asked Questions [pdf]
  • Facility Photos — Posner Center [pdf] coming soon
  • Contact Information

Starting on October 14, 2020, CMU faculty, staff and graduate students are eligible for this service that provides an option for children currently enrolled in fully remote, mostly asynchronous kindergarten.

Before scheduling a day and time, you must complete your registration. The registration page details the required paperwork and the process for establishing payment via payroll deduction. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a link to schedule your desired day(s) and time(s).

Details:

The family and child care concierge service is available now to CMU faculty, staff and graduate students to provide information, support, guidance and education on all dependent- and care-related topics by leveraging current resources available to campus.

The concierge service can assist with finding:

  • In-home care and/or tutoring (individualized or group sharing)
  • Child care or tutor sharing groups
  • Care for a sick child
  • Online proctoring for school-aged children
  • Other child care related services as needed
  • Other types of family care (elder, pet, home, etc.)

Details: