Human Resources

Family Care

Back-Up Care Advantage Program

In partnership with Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Washington University offers the Back-Up Care Advantage Program to assist eligible individuals in balancing the competing demands of life and work. The benefit provides back-up care for eligible individuals when they need to be at work and their regular child or elder/adult care is unavailable. More information

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Washington University provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to all benefits eligible employees and their dependents. This prepaid benefit is offered as a way to help our employees resolve issues that may impact their personal lives and their job performance. More information

Washington University Family Learning Center

Opened in September 2010, the Washington University Family Learning Center is a 19,900-square foot facility located on North Campus at 840 Rosedale Avenue in University City. The Center offers space for 156 children, ages six weeks to six years. Managed by Bright Horizons Family Solutions, the Washington University Family Learning Center serves the children of current University faculty, academic and non-academic staff for whom WUSTL is the primary employer, and the children of full-time graduate and professional students. Bright Horizons Family Solutions manages more than 700 child care and early education centers, including approximately 30 higher education clients. 

WU Family Learning Center At-A-Glance (PDF)

Nursery School

The Washington University Nursery School was founded in 1947 as a cooperative venture of faculty and Washington University in St. Louis. The primary purpose of the nursery school is to provide the highest quality preschool program for children 2 years and 7 months to 5 years of age. Today about 70 percent of the children are from families of Washington University in St. Louis faculty, staff and students and the remaining are from families in the community.

Are you ready for summer? The Nursery School also offers the 3-Bears Summer Camp, open to both children enrolled in the nursery school and children from the community.

Learn more about the Nursery School at:

University City Children's Center

Washington University in St. Louis has long enjoyed an affiliation with the University City Children’s Center (UCCC). Located at 6646 Vernon Avenue in University City, UCCC is a nonprofit, United Way-supported agency committed to providing innovative quality education to and a nurturing environment for a racially, culturally, socioeconomically, and developmentally diverse population of children between six weeks and six years of age, while also providing supportive services to families. For more information, please visit the UCCC website at

The St. Louis Children's Hospital Child Development Centers

The St. Louis Children's Hospital Child Development Centers offer onsite child care for employees of BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine. 

Infant Nursing Rooms

As part of our commitment to provide ongoing support for faculty and staff and their obligations both at work and beyond their jobs, Washington University provides infant nursing facilities throughout the Danforth, North, West and Medical School Campuses for use by new mothers as needed. More information

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