Childcare and Schools
If you need help looking for child care, Carebridge has staff who can help you find a daycare or school. Carebridge is provided for free by the university. In addition to finding care, Carebridge can also help you with time management and life balance and financial and legal issues. To use Carebridge, register with the Princeton client code of TW8AE at the Carebridge website. If you are having trouble registering, it’s probably because your username has been taken so try another one.
There are a few university websites for affiliated child care centers and resources:
- Child care information from the graduate school Family Focused Initiatives page, scroll down to “Child Care Centers”
- Backup Care Advantage Program. Our members found it sometimes good and sometimes bad. It is difficult to get last-minute care, so you should call in advance. It seems to work better if you don’t specify a site you’d prefer. If you do, you have to wait a certain number of hours for the site to respond before they can check elsewhere. In addition, you also need to pay taxes on the unsubsidized amount of care. The backup care program contracts with multiple subcontractors, and you can specify agencies and caregivers you prefer or prefer to avoid. For in-home care, TwC members strongly recommend Princeton College Nannies and Tutors. The Hamilton College Nannies and Tutors are also very good.
- “Resources for Spouses & Families” section of the Davis International Center is quite helpful whether or not you’re an international student parent.
Day care centers and schools around Princeton.
Many offer tuition discounts to Princeton University families.
- U-NowDay Nursery is recommended by many TwC members.
- Harmony School at Princeton opens until 7 PM.
- The Goddard School
- Princeton Nursery School is bilingual with Spanish.
- The Cub School is a small daycare and preschool offering flexible schedules ranging from a no-contract drop-in care to a full-time program.
- West Windsor KinderCare
- University League Nursery School
- Ying-Hua International School is an all Chinese immersion school from preschool to 6th grade.
- Knowledge Beginnings – open 6:30am – 6:30pm
- Lakeview Child Center – open 7 am – 6:30 pm
Need to find a baby sitter?
- You can post to our mailing list.
- Post to the Central New Jersey Craigslist with a request for both references and resume.
- Post on Tiger Trade.
- Post on Princeton employment site.
- Send an email to email@example.com, a listserv managed by the Princeton graduate school programs coordinator, Olivia Martel.