Quality Child Care
When You Need it Most

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Highly-subsidized in-home and center-based back-up child care for UC Berkeley student parents.

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Take the First Steps

It takes up to 10 business days before you can start using the child care service. Get started now!

1 Confirm Eligibility

The first step is to check your registration status to make sure you are eligible for this program.

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2 Apply

If you are eligible to apply, you will need to submit an application to the Graduate Division.

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3 Register

Once your application has been accepted, you will be provided with a link to register with Bright Horizons.

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Use back-up child care when:

  • Your regular caregiver is unavailable
  • You are between child care arrangements
  • Your child’s regular child care center or school is closed
  • Your child is mildly ill and cannot attend your regular child care center or school
  • You need care for your child so that you can meet your academic responsibilities, such as attending a study session, writing a paper, or traveling to attend conferences or to make presentations

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