Childcare & Parenting

They say it takes a village to raise a child, so why do it alone? Get connected to other parents, and find all the information and help you need. Here are different MIT organizations who provide resources and consultations concerning childcare and parenting.


  •  Attend informational briefings about infant and toddler childcare at the MIT Work-Life Center
  •  The MIT Work Life Center offers support for parents seeking all types of childcare (from fulltime daycare to babysitters to backup childcare)
  • Backup Childcare is available for both student & postdoc families in their homes or on site at local daycare centers.


  • Join MIT Spouses & Partners Connect and MIT Mama’s Meet on Facebook to connect with other parents
  • Attend parent-child groups for parents-to-be, new parents and parents of toddlers. Find them on the MIT Spouses & Partners Connect calendar
  • Every other month, MIT Medical’s Pediatrics Service hosts a “Meet Pediatrics” session for expectant parents to ask questions, share concerns, and learn about the service. Call 617-253-1505 to find out about upcoming sessions.
  • Register for lunchtime seminars for parents of infants and toddlers and school-age children sponsored by MIT Work Life
  • Find lactation rooms on campus
  • Visit Community Wellness to learn more about classes: prenatal and Mommy & Me yoga; Getting Ready for Baby and Childbirth Preparation; CPR and Infant Massage