Lining up your family support system

Your Johns Hopkins benefits include help finding day care facilities, nannies, tutors, backup care, and more

Young boy playing with toys at child care facility


Whether you're planning to return to the workplace on a hybrid or fully on-site basis, JHU has resources available to help you assess and plan for your child care needs this fall.

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

Backup Care from Care@Work provides up to 10 days of backup care at a reduced rate when your regular child care or elder care is not available.

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

Komae is an app that helps Johns Hopkins affiliates find others in their community with whom to form babysitting co-ops at no cost.

The university's Child Care Voucher Program provides up to $5,000 in funding, based on family income level, to be used for your pre-kindergarten child under age 6 at a child care provider of your choice.

The LOCATE: Child Care service of the Maryland Family Network offers enhanced resources and referrals to child care providers in Maryland.

Varsity Tutors is giving all Hopkins affiliates a 20% discount on live instruction such as instant homework help and one-on-one tutoring. The special Hopkins-only website can be reached through a link on HR's Family and Caregiving webpage or through Varsity Tutors here.

Johns Hopkins' mySupport program is available 24/7, 365 days a year, for 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.

You can also view a recorded webinar that provides an overview of all available options here.