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Register now for UW discounts on backup and sick child care

The UW is continuing its partnership with KinderCare® Learning Centers and Bright Horizons to provide trusted, quality child care services to faculty, staff and students on all our campuses.

Those who register now can receive access to multiple backup child care options as well as savings and discounts through these two nationally recognized leaders in early childhood education.

Backup and sick child care can be especially beneficial when:

  • Your child is mildly ill and can’t go back to their care center yet
  • Your regular caregiver is unavailable
  • Your child’s school is closed
  • You are between care arrangements
  • You are transitioning back to work after leave

Openings are not guaranteed  advanced registration with both companies prior to needing care is highly recommended.

KinderCare Learning Centers backup child care
Backup care is available in KinderCare Learning Centers everywhere. UW faculty, staff and student families can use 10 days per year, with a co-pay of $20 per child per day.

Plus, save 10% weekly on full-time and part-time tuition when you enroll at a KinderCare Learning Center including select UW priority access Centers.

Simply register online, and you’ll be ready to request care when and where you need it. Please note that space is limited.

Bright Horizons backup and sick child care
When your regular child care is temporarily unavailable, you can take your child to one of the many Bright Horizons centers or affiliates.

Bright Horizons provides in-home care for your children when they are too sick to attend their normal arrangements, and you need to be at work. And, if Bright Horizons is not able to find a placement for your child, they will reimburse you for a percentage of your own personal child care.

Backup care costs $20 per child and $35 per family. In-home care for a sick child costs $32 for up to four hours of care (for up to three of your children). Each additional hour costs $8.

Register now so it is only a phone call or a few clicks on the computer when the coughs and fevers begin.

Learn more about all child care programs offered to our UW community at