Child Care

Mass General Brigham provides in-house, high-quality developmentally appropriate traditional child care and backup child care to the benefits-eligible employees of Mass General Brigham and some community members. Current employees may access additional information, including applications, on Ask My HR.

Traditional Child Care

Mass General Brigham Child Care Services operates four traditional child care programs.

These programs offer full day, year-round child care for infant, toddler, and preschool age children of benefits-eligible employees.

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  • MGH Children's Center

    3 Thirteenth Street
    Charlestown, MA 02129
    Phone: 617-726-5437

    Site Director: Charlene Felizardo

    The MGH Children's Center is licensed to serve Infant, Toddler and Preschool age children. The Center is open Monday-Friday, 6:30am to 5:00pm, 52 weeks a year, excluding holidays and two professional development days.

    The Center is located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard and housed in the old Captain's Quarters, a beautifully renovated colonial style townhouse. 

    Application, Enrollment and Waiting List 

    Enrollment priority at the MGH Children's Center is granted first to benefits-eligible employees of Massachusetts General Hospital and Mass General Brigham (central), followed by benefits-eligible employees of Mass General Brigham-affiliated institutions.

    For information on how to apply for enrollment or current tuition fees, please contact the program.
     

  • IHP Children's Quarters

    36 First Avenue
    Charlestown, MA 02129
    Phone: 617-726-6010    

    As of July 6th, 2021, the Children’s Quarters has re-opened. We are excited to welcome the children, families, and staff back into our newly refreshed child care space!

    Application, Enrollment and Waiting List 

    Enrollment priority at the IHP Children’s Quarters is granted first to benefits-eligible employees and students of the MGH Institute of Health Professions, followed by benefits-eligible employees of Mass General Brigham (Central), followed by benefits-eligible employees of Mass General Brigham-affiliated institutions. Running in tandem with the above enrollment eligibilities, 25% of the enrollment is offered to legal residents of Charlestown.

    For information on how to apply for enrollment or current tuition fees, please contact the program.

  • McLean Child Care Center

    115 Mill Street
    Belmont, MA 02478
    Phone: 617-855-2421

    Site Director: Karen Gaudette

    The McLean Child Care Center is licensed to serve Infant through Preschool age children. The Center is open 52 weeks a year, Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 5:00pm, excluding holidays and two professional development days.

    Application, Enrollment and Waiting List

    Enrollment priority at the McLean Child Care Center is first given to siblings of enrolled children, followed by benefits-eligible employees of McLean Hospital, followed by benefits-eligible employees of Mass General Brigham-affiliated institutions, followed by community members.

    For information on how to apply for enrollment or current tuition fees, please contact the program. 

  • Children's Center at Assembly Row

    251 Grand Union Boulevard
    Somerville, MA 02145
    Phone: 857-282-1105

    The Children's Center at Assembly Row (CCAR) provides high-quality, developmentally appropriate care for infant, toddler, and preschool age children. The Center is open Monday through Friday, 7:00am – 5:00pm, 52 weeks a year, excluding holidays and two professional development days.

    Application, Enrollment and Waiting List Process

    Enrollment priority at the Children's Center at Assembly Row is granted first to benefits-eligible employees of Mass General Brigham (central) and benefits-eligible employees located at the Assembly Row campus, followed by benefits-eligible employees of all other Mass General Brigham-affiliated institutions.

    For information on how to apply for enrollment or current tuition fees, please contact the program.
     

Backup Child Care

Mass General Brigham Child Care Services also operates backup child care programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. These backup care centers offer emergency and backup child care for infants and children up to 12 years of age for benefits-eligible employees.

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  • MGH Backup Child Care Center

    Massachusetts General Hospital
    55 Fruit Street Warren Lobby, Suite 130
    Boston, MA 02114
    Phone: 617-724-8414; Fax: 617-724-7171    

    Site Director: Julianne McLaughlin, M.S.Ed.
    Phone: 617-724-8415

    The MGH Backup Child Care Center provides emergency backup child care for benefits-eligible employees of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Mass General Brigham. During COVID-19, all Mass General Brigham benefits-eligible employees may request care and care of children of patients has been suspended at this time.

    Care is provided for Infant, Toddler, Preschool and School-age children up through 12 years old. Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, enjoyable learning environment for the children in our care. Please note that the Backup Center cannot care for children who are ill.

    The Center is conveniently located in the Warren Lobby on the main campus of Massachusetts General Hospital.

    The Center is open Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 5:00pm.

    For information, please contact the program Site Director.

  • BWH Backup Child Care Center

    Brigham and Women's Health Care Center
    850 Boylston Street (Rte. 9 East) Suite 210
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    Phone: 617-732-9543; Fax: 617-732-9544    

    Site Director: Sarah Towle, M.Ed.

    The Brigham and Women's Backup Child Care Center provides emergency backup child care for benefits-eligible employees of Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. During COVID-19, all Mass General Brigham benefits-eligible employees may request child care at this facility and care of children of patients has been suspended at this time.

    Care is provided for Infant, Toddler, Preschool and School-age children up through 12 years old. Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, enjoyable learning environment for the children in our care. Please note that the Backup Center cannot care for children who are ill.

    The Center is located at the Brigham and Women's Health Care Center in Chestnut Hill. Families should enter from the parking lot. The entrance is at the far right end of the 850 Boylston Street building.

    The Center is open Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm.

    For information, please contact the program Site Director.

Additional Child and Dependent Care Resources

Our partnerships with external providers offer many options, including in-home backup child care, discounts and preferred enrollment at certain external child care centers, access to a database of sitters, and backup solutions for when your primary child care arrangements fall through.

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Mass General Brigham does not discriminate in providing services to children and their families on the basis of race, religion, disability, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, national origin, or sexual orientation.

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