The Whitehead partners with Whitehead Institute at Bright Horizons One Rogers Street in Cambridge. This partnership allows Whitehead employees to have priority over the general public at this childcare facility and also allows significantly discounted tuition rates. The Whitehead also has a Childcare Assistance Program that provides grants of up to $5000 to help defray the cost of childcare.
A number of childcare resources are available to Postdocs. Whitehead offers subsidized rates for in-home and/or in-center backup care through Care.com. Postdocs are eligible to register for a Premium Membership with Care.com at no cost. The Premium Membership allows Postdocs to find, book and pay caregivers through Care.com
MIT Medical offers Family Support classes as part of its Community Wellness program. MIT offers a range of parenting topics such as childbirth education classes, new mothers group, toddlers and parents group and nursing mothers group. Please note that some classes may be open to MIT Traditional Health Plan members only.
In 2007, Whitehead Institute conducted a survey of postdoctoral fellows focusing on issues of child care. Click here to view the results.