MIT strives to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for the rich diversity of people who live, work, and study at MIT—and for their family members as well. Explore some of the Institute's resources for families and caregivers.

MIT Work-Life Center

This nationally acclaimed center provides all members of the MIT community with advice, referrals, and resources on parenting, child care, schools, and job flexibility and oversees the Institute’s child-care centers.

Children’s Summer Day Camp

Short-term summer programs offer children ages 6-14 guided experiences in athletics, crafts, and team-building.

Spouses and Partners at MIT

With 400-plus members from all over the world, this support network offers special events, parties, and programs for spouses and partners of MIT staff and students. Their FamilyNet online community is a great parenting resource for everything from finding sitters to family-friendly outings around town.

Technology Childcare Centers

MIT operates child-care centers in Cambridge and Lexington so that parents can choose the location most convenient to home or work.

Childcare Scholarship Program

MIT offers scholarships to eligible Institute employees, including postdoctoral associates and postdoctoral fellows who have a child or children enrolled in one of MIT’s Technology Childcare Centers (TCC).

Parents in a Pinch

All MIT benefits-eligible faculty, staff, and postdocs, as well as postdoctoral fellows, can receive care at home through Parents in a Pinch, Inc. The screened and trained caretakers are available day or evening, 7 days a week, whether the need is child care, care for an aging parent, another family member who needs assistance, or even yourself.

Breastfeeding Support

MIT is dedicated to meeting the needs of nursing mothers. See tips on returning to work, pumping and storing milk, and a map identifying the dedicated lactation rooms on campus.