young girl reading her book

"University leaders recognize that providing high-quality child care on campus is essential to recruiting and retaining outstanding talent." ~ Provost Thomas F. Rosenbaum

Child Care at University of Chicago

Parents with their child at the Art Fair

"University leaders recognize that providing high-quality child care on campus is essential to recruiting and retaining outstanding talent." ~ Provost Thomas F. Rosenbaum

Child Care at the University

twin boys at the faculty picnic

"University leaders recognize that providing high-quality child care on campus is essential to recruiting and retaining outstanding talent." ~ Provost Thomas F. Rosenbaum

Child Care at University of Chicago

parents pushing their children in a stroller

"University leaders recognize that providing high-quality child care on campus is essential to recruiting and retaining outstanding talent." ~ Provost Thomas F. Rosenbaum

Child Care at University of Chicago

Child Care

Parents who work or study here need access to a range of resources for their young children. The University of Chicago addresses some of the needs of these parents with specially tailored services, resources, and policies. We welcome comments about what is successful or not, and what other needs might be addressed.

uchicago child development centers

Managed by Bright Horizons, a leading provider of employer-sponsored child care and early education, two onsite child care centers opened in 2013. Each custom-designed facility offers 124 slots for children 6 weeks – 5 years of age, meeting the child care and educational needs of young children, maximizing learning, and ensuring safety. The Bright Horizons experience encourages children to be confident, successful, lifelong learners. In each classroom, teachers provide a stimulating environment for learning and development.

5610 South Drexel Avenue                                                        773.256.0000                                                                                      Email:  UChicago.drexel@brighthorizons.com                         
URL:  http://child-care-preschool.brighthorizons.com/il/chicago/uchicagodrexel    
5824 South Stony Island Avenue
773.947.2570 
Email:  UChicago.stonyisland@brighthorizons.com 
URL:  http://child-care-preschool.brighthorizons.com/il/chicago/uchicagostonyisland
 

Partnerships with Area Child Care Providers

The University has provided grants to two neighborhood child care providers with the stipulation that they set aside a limited number of places for infants and toddlers of employees, postdoctoral researchers, and students at the University and Medical Center.

  • Baby Ph.D. located in the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club

    The Baby Ph.D. Childcare Network is dedicated to development and support of high-quality childcare for children 0 – 3 years of age whose families live and work in the Hyde Park and University of Chicago communities. Network members include a daycare center, licensed and license-exempt daycare homes, and families who employ nannies. Members and the children in their care are a diverse group racially as well as culturally. All members offer early childhood education in safe and loving home-like environments. Daily activities are designed to foster the growth of the whole child through a variety of developmentally-informed and fun activities.

    Baby Ph.D. also operates a personalized childcare information and referral service, designed to match each family's needs and preferences. For Baby Ph.D., when it comes to child care, there is no one-size-fits-all.

    5480 South Kenwood Avenue
    (Hyde Park Neighborhood Club)
    773.643.4062 ext. 15
    info@babyphd.com
    www.babyphd.com
  • Chicago Child Care Society: The Preschool Center

    The Preschool Center is an integral part of the Chicago Child Care Society, which has served children, youth, and their families since 1849. Located in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, the preschool offers a rich early education experience for children ages 2 to 5 and believes in the balanced development of the whole child.  Our state-of-the-art program, reflecting the latest research in how children learn, is developing independent thinkers and lifelong learners. 

    5467 South University Avenue
    773.643.0452
    info@cccsociety.org
    www.cccsociety.org

Referral Program

The University provides a child care referral service for employee parents at no charge to assist them in evaluating and locating a child care provider that best meets their needs. To learn more visit the HR Services Page.