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
  •  Get information about local child care centers: MIT’s employee assistance program, MyLife Services, is a one-stop, free resource that provides MIT faculty, staff, postdocs and their families with 24/7 access to a network of experts who can help with life concerns, including childcare.


  • 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
  • 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 the free lending libraries at the MIT Work-Life Center in E19-611 and Community Wellness at MIT Medical in E23-205
  • Visit Community Wellness to learn more about classes: prenatal and Mommy & Me yoga; Getting Ready for Baby and Childbirth Preparation; CPR and Infant Massage