Overview of child care and school-age resources

Here's a roundup of options available to support the families of JHU employees

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As the school year continues, Johns Hopkins wants to remind its employees about the child care and school-age resources available to them through Family and Caregiving programs in the Office of Benefits & Worklife.

New: 20% discount at Varsity Tutors. Varsity Tutors is offering all Hopkins affiliates a 20% discount on expert live instruction. The special Hopkins-only website can be reached through a link on the Family and Caregiving webpage or here.

New: COVID-19 Caregiving Relief Fund. Applications are now open. Full-time benefits-eligible JHU employees, doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, medical students, house staff, residents, interns, and trainees with a base salary of up to $175,000 are eligible. Employees and students have different application links, which can be found here. Detailed program information, including FAQ and a list of eligible expenses, can be found at this link.

Komae app helps affiliates find others with whom to form babysitting co-ops at no cost.

Care@Work is a digital platform that allows you to search on your own or get help with a customized search for child care, eldercare, tutors, nanny shares, pet care, and more.

Backup Care from Care@Work provides up to 20 days of backup care when your regular child care or eldercare is not available.

Expert Assistance From Care@Work connects you with a care specialist who will help you find the care you need.

Child Care Voucher Program offers up to $5,000 in funding to be used for a child care provider of your choice.

Maryland Family Network offers enhanced resources and referrals to child care providers in Maryland.

mySupport provides 24/7 emotional, well-being, parenting and life support/coaching, mental health counseling, out-of-state child care searches, educational resources, and elder care consultation, support, and resources.

These programs and more are summarized on HR's Family and Caregiving Programs webpage.

In the Child Care section and at this link, you can also access a recorded version of a webinar that provides an overview of all options, as well as dates for upcoming programming. If you have not been to the site recently, you might need to clear your cache and refresh so that you can view the new content.

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