We offer a host of helpful tools for families in need of child care, including access to the LOCATE: Child Care resource and referral service, free premium membership to Care.com’s digital platform, backup care, and preferential admission relationships with our child care center partners.
Finding Child Care
Our LOCATE: Child Care partnership allows you to receive individual counseling to assess your child care needs and then be matched with available services in Maryland. You’ll receive referrals to registered family child care providers and licensed group programs, as well as follow-up assistance until placement is found. LOCATE also provides materials on specialized child care options and services, federal income tax credits for families, and Maryland state financial assistance programs.
Considering hiring a caregiver to provide child care in your home? You can either identify and hire an in-home provider yourself or use a professional in-home placement agency.
Both LOCATE: Child Care and JHU’s mySupport program offer resources for help finding a caregiver. There are also other agencies and caregiver networks—some of which offer discounted rates to JHU employees—that specialize in care provided at home:
The Nanny Network
The Nanny Network provides screened, vetted, and committed caregivers to families in the Baltimore, Washington, and Northern Virginia areas. Specialists work with families with full- or part-time, permanent, or temporary needs, including by fulfilling JHU employees’ backup child care and eldercare requests submitted through Care.com. Johns Hopkins University employees get a 20% discount on the retainer fee for a permanent nanny search, or receive a 20% discount on the temporary membership fee.
Care.com is an online family care platform that connects families with caregivers, including those who provide in-home care. Detailed profiles, references, and background checks are a few of the services Care.com provides to help you find and select the best care available. All full-time JHU faculty and staff get a free premium membership to Care.com’s online platform as part of their benefits package. Care.com also handles JHU’s requests for backup child care and eldercare.
Sittercity is a network of babysitters and nannies. Caregiver profiles include photos and detailed bios, background checks, references, and parent reviews, plus information about experience, skills, and certifications.
Au Pair in America
Au Pair in America provides intercultural live-in child care that’s a flexible and enriching experience for the entire family. Johns Hopkins faculty and staff receive a discount of up to $500 off program fees. It is free to apply, free to search for au pairs, and free to set up a consultation with a matching expert or local community counselor.
Cultural Care Au Pair
Cultural Care Au Pair provides live-in care with screened young adults coming from more than 20 countries around the world. JHU employees applying for the first time will have their $75 application fee waived. Eligible employees also receive $500 off the program fee when signing up to host an au pair for 30-plus weeks.