April 23, 2020
A New Family Care Benefit for Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Care@Work by Care.com to offer a new family care benefit. Caring for your family while you are at work can often be a challenge, especially during the current COVID-19 emergency situation. Whether it is after-school care, caring for a child who is home sick, caring for your children while you are working from home, or the responsibility for aging parents, sometimes you need additional support. To help alleviate some of life’s unexpected challenges, the university is providing faculty, staff and graduate students (undergraduate students needing family care resources should reach out to the Office of Human Resources for assistance) with the following services through the Care@Work program:
- Care.com Membership: Premium, unlimited access to Care.com to find providers for your ongoing care needs for children, seniors, pets, your home, and more.
- Backup Care for Children: Access to in-home or in-center vetted and subsidized care for your children when your regular care is not available, including school holidays, last-minute sitter cancellations, or when your child is sick.
- Backup Care for Adults: Includes help recovering from surgery, meal prep, or care for when regular adult care is not available.
- Care Select: 10% tuition discount with the largest network of early childhood education programs in the U.S., for children ages six weeks to school age.