Whether you are caring for children, aging family members or both, there are benefits available through the Office of Work, Life and Engagement for Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation and school of medicine employees when you need a caregiver for your family. “Wherever you are in your career and life, your family matters to Johns Hopkins,” says Ian Reynolds, director of the Office of Work, Life and Engagement. “We know that the changing needs of your family may impact your career at some point and that caregiving support can help ease the challenges so that you can continue to work.”
Learn about the resources available to benefit-eligible employees.
Child Care Referral Service
Through a partnership with LOCATE: Child Care, a service of the Maryland Family Network, employees have free access to child care services, such as registered family child care providers and licensed group programs, full-day centers, school-age programs, private kindergartens and nursery schools, public pre-k programs, Head Start programs, summer programs and summer camps. The information and referral service also includes confidential, individual counseling and assessment of your child care needs and matches with care providers who meet those needs.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443-997-7000 for details about the child care referral process.
Child Care Centers
There are also a number of child care centers that are conveniently located on or near Johns Hopkins campuses. These centers include Homewood Early Learning Center, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center, Downtown Baltimore Child Care Center, Johns Hopkins Child Care and Early Learning Center (Bright Horizons), Y Preschool at Weinberg, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Child Care Center and the Children of the World Co-Op, Inc.
In-home caregivers are available when you need temporary care for a child or aging family member. Whether you have a gap in your family’s care arrangements or your child’s school is closed for a holiday, benefit-eligible employees can receive up to 10 days of care per fiscal year at a subsidized rate.
The services are provided through Care.com and most times a caregiver can be located for you within one or two hours. Employees must first pre-register by visiting hopkinsworklife.org/ family_support/backup_care/. You will receive an email from Care.com about enrolling, and from there you will be able to register online or call Care.com directly to request care.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING FOR DEPENDENT CARE
As you plan for your child care needs, remember that you can designate up to $5,000 tax-free from your paycheck to a flexible spending account for dependent care. If you earn less than $50,000 annually, school of medicine employees may be eligible for up to $5,000 in dependent care vouchers to help cover the cost of dependent care so that you can work.
Learn more at hopkinsworklife.org/ family_support/child_care/.