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Benefits-eligible full-time and part-time faculty and staff have access to back-up care services for children or adults through the Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Advantage Program. The program includes center-based and in-home care for children and adults. Co-pays and limits do apply. Employees also have access to a comprehensive database of self-pay services including nannies and sitters for the evening and weekend care, plus elder care resources, pet sitters, homework help, and more.
Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about back-up care. For additional information about Bright Horizons child care services, review their Child Care Center User Guide and In-Home Child Care User Guide.
To register, visit the Bright Horizons website or call (877) 242-2737. You can also download the Bright Horizons App in the App Store or Google Play.
Beginning May 1, 2021, usual co-pays that apply to back-up care services provided by Bright Horizons are being waived. Benefits-eligible employees receive up to 15 days of back-up care per calendar year.
For up-to-date information on back-up care and COVID-19, please visit www.brighthorizons.com/covid19.
Private pre-school and K-12 discount for DePaul University employees. Children at Gems World Academy Chicago - Early Years receive an early start on a world-class education in a structured and safe learning environment. GEMS Education has been the world’s foremost provider of private education for children from birth through grade 12 for over 50 years.
Program and eligibility: Eligible DePaul employees (faculty and staff) receive a discount on Pre-K through Grade 12 tuition. Enrollment is based on space availability within each program. The discount program is offered to all active full-time and part-time employees who are benefits-eligible (eligible for the DePaul University health plans). Eligibility ends when no longer employed by DePaul University.
Contact information: www.gemschicago.org
ComPsych - Employee Assistance Program
DePaul's employee assistance program, ComPsych, offers a child care resource and referral service.
Chicago Early Childhood Program Locator
The Early Childhood Program Locator is a partnership between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Department of Children and Youth Services. The website assists in finding quality early childhood education programs near your work or home.
Chicago Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS)
The Chicago Department of Family & Support Services manages programs serving the City’s children and youth. DFSS partners with community organizations, social service providers, and institutions to meet the needs of Chicago’s children.
Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (INCCRRA)The Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies is a statewide organization and contains Child Care Resources and Referral (CCR&R) for families in Illinois.
National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC)The
National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center provides detailed child care information resources.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)The
National Association for the Education of Young Children seeks to improve the well-being and quality of education and developmental services for young children, birth to 8 years.
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early EducationThe National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education works to improve the quality of out-of-home child care and early education.
This resource list is intended to provide the DePaul community with quick access to general information on local service providers and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. DePaul is not responsible for the information and services provided and makes no representations or warranties with respect to any of their information, products, or services. The service providers are not affiliated with DePaul and you should evaluate their experience, qualifications, skills, and services in light of your own circumstances and needs.