Thursday, June 9, 2011

Childcare at the University of Chicago: New childcare center available to postdoctoral fellows and scholar in fall of 2012

Dear postdocs,
The postdoctoral association (PDA) has confirmed that postdoctoral fellows and scholars, in addition to other staff, academic appointees and faculty, will have access to the new childcare center slated to open in the fall of 2012. The center will be located on Drexel between 56th and 57th Streets and will accommodate 124 children between six weeks of age and five years old. An outside provider will operate the new day care center and will charge market rates and allocate slots on a first-come, first-served basis. More information will become available for parents and others interested in the center in 2012.

In addition to the new center, faculty, other academic personnel and staff seeking child care will continue to benefit from the University's partnerships with two local child care providers, the Baby Ph.D. Childcare Network, and the Chicago Child Care Society. In 2005, the University funded grant proposals, creating more than 70 new infant and toddler slots in the neighborhood for children of University and Medical Center employees.

For more information on Baby PhD and Chicago Child Care Society please refer to the following Human resources (HR) childcare webpage and flyer:

On behalf of the PDA Steering Committee,
Kolbrun Kristjansdottir