Drop-In Emergency Child Care
Providing back-up child care for families in our communities.
Many Bright Horizons child care centers offer drop-in or emergency child care for families who live nearby and are looking for safe, high-quality care as well as engaging and fun activities for their children when their regular caregiver is unavailable. Our centers are specially designed to help children feel safe and secure, and to ease the transition into their new environment. We welcome your child to our world-class facility with engaging opportunities for play and discovery, and devoted child care experts. Please contact a center near you to learn more.
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Employer-Sponsored Back-Up Care
Providing back-up child and adult/elder care for employees of participating companies.

Breakdowns in regular care arrangements cause stressful disruptions that can affect your ability to balance personal and professional demands. Rely on Bright Horizons back-up care where and when you need it most — the industry’s largest network of high-quality child care centers and in-home care agencies. Whether your regular caregiver is out sick, your child has a school holiday, or your elder relative is recovering from surgery, our programs provide peace of mind so that you can go to work knowing your child or relative is in good hands.

Employer-sponsored program information is available through your human resources, benefits, or work/life department. You may also call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737) to reach a Bright Horizons care consultant who can assist you with understanding your back-up care options and registering for your program of choice.

Emergency Back-Up Care for Children, Adults & Eldercare Center-Based Back-Up Child Care Quality child care and learning when you need it most. Backup Care: In Home Sick Child Care In-Home Child Care Exceptional care for your child in familiar surroundings. Backup Adult & Elder Care Adult/Elder Care Personal in-home care for your adult or elder relative.
Center-Based Back-Up Child Care

Employees of participating companies have access to the Bright Horizons nationwide network of quality, licensed child care centers. Each center offers a developmentally-appropriate curriculum led by experienced teachers, follows strict health and safety policies, and ensures appropriate teacher-to-child ratios for each age group. Teachers in back-up care settings are all specially trained to tune into children's needs and interests, to help you comfortably transition at drop-off time, and to make children feel welcome, secure, and at ease in a new environment.

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In-Home Child Care

In-home child care is a comforting alternative for eligible employees when regular care arrangements break down. Whether your child is mildly ill or healthy, our in-home child care professionals can support your back-up care needs - allowing you to be at work worry free. All in-home caregivers are carefully selected and meet stringent credentialing requirements, pass extensive background checks and screening processes, and are trained in CPR and first aid.

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Adult/Elder Care

In-home care is designed to provide individualized care for your adult/elder relative in the familiar surroundings of home. Whether your spouse is recovering from surgery or your elder relative is in need of temporary care or assistance, our qualified caregivers provide in-home support when you need it most. Employees of participating companies have access to an extensively screened network of in-home care providers. All of our adult/elder caregivers are carefully selected, credentialed, and insured with experience and training specific to geriatric care and CPR/first aid.

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