Child Care Services

The membership ($150 value) and basic background-check fees are waived for NYC Health + Hospitals’ employees (includes affiliate and temporary staff). Employees have the option of securing additional background checks, which are offered to NYC Health + Hospitals employees at a discounted rate.

Staff are responsible for covering the costs of childcare services through the Sittercity website. Sitters have an hourly rate, i.e. $10-15/hour.



Learning Bridges

Learning Bridges Program Is Now Accepting Students Who Are On 100% Remote Learning

The Learning Bridges program is now open to DOE enrolled families who are on 100% remote learning. The program will serve families whose child care plans have changed since the last opt-in period for in-person learning. Learning Bridges has already reached out to any family who previously applied before they were eligible, and are accepting new applicants.

At this time, Learning Bridges is only available to children from 3k – 8th grade who attend Department of Education schools or programs.

The Learning Bridges Program posted their list of active sites across the 5 boroughs. If you want to see if your child’s school or program has been paired with a Learning Bridges site or apply to Learning Bridges, click here.

Bright Horizons

Backup Childcare Services

Bright Horizons Is Waiving Co-Pays in March and April

Bright Horizons offers backup childcare services when you need to secure alternative child care arrangement when an emergency happens and your normal child care arrangements are temporarily unavailable. This program is available to eligible employees. Once your application is approved, each employee will be allowed up to 10 uses for the duration of the program.*

During the months of March and April, Bright Horizons is waiving all copayments.** Starting May 1st, 2021, the co-pay will be reinstated. If you want to apply for Bright Horizons care, please click here.

* Program is subject to changes and availability.

** Normal copay rates apply during the month of February. For more information about co-pay rates, please look at the Frequently Asked Questions tile located below.


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