Photo of two children wearing masks and coloring while a child care worker watches them

University offers expanded child care options during COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, child care remains a topic of concern for many, including those in the Case Western Reserve University community.

To alleviate some of those concerns, the university has extended the child care subsidy for the first six months of 2021 and expanded the on-campus child care by appointment option. 

Child care subsidy

Before the fall semester began, the university offered several temporary options to assist employees with child care challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic created. University leaders engaged with representatives of the Faculty Parents group and the Staff Advisory Council to assess their impact and consider options for next year.

The most frequently used program last semester was the child care subsidy, and for this extended program, the subsidy will be increased to $800 (33% more than this semester) and cover care for children in kindergarten through sixth grade (two more grades than during this semester). The subsidy is available to benefits-eligible faculty teaching at least one course and full-time staff whose compensation was $100,000 or less.

Access the spring 2020 child care subsidy request form for faculty and staff.

Download the spring 2021 child care subsidy request form for students (.docx).

Child care option

Additionally, the university is expanding its on-campus child care by appointment option from up to three hours to up to nine hours a day. Fees for this service will continue to be scaled by income: 

  • For those earning up to $50,000 a year, $4 an hour; 
  • For those earning between $50,001 and $99,999 a year, $7 an hour; and 
  • For those earning $100,000 or more, $10 an hour. 

Register and learn more about this service from One to One Fitness.

Case Western Reserve also is continuing its workload flexibility programs and its $1,000 subsidy for programs at The Music Settlement.