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Five resources to plan your child's spring and summer breaks

Spring and summer breaks will be here before you know it. Tap into available internal and external resources to make planning easier.
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For caregivers of young children and teens, spring and summer breaks can be a stressful time. Having kids off their normal school schedule is disruptive but may require taking time off or finding affordable care and activities to keep them occupied and entertained.

Planning in advance for these periods during the year is key. To help you get started, the WorkLife Office has prepared a summary of resources to support you through this process, which include:

  1. Back-up Care
    Benefits-eligible employees get up to 10 days of Back-Up Care support through Bright Horizons, but did you know those days can be used toward eligible summer camp programs or tutoring sessions in partnership with Varsity Tutors? 
  2. Stanford Camps
    Throughout the summer, the Stanford campus is buzzing with energy as kids of all ages participate in dozens of athletic and academic camps. 
  3. Sittercity Membership
    Benefits-eligible employees have access to a premium online tool to connect with screened caregivers for occasional and everyday child care, care for children with disabilities, household help, and even dog walkers. 
  4. Child Care Subsidy Grant (CCSG)
    Did you receive a 2024 Child Care Subsidy Grant? Remember that you can use it to help pay for summer day camps.
  5. External Camps and Activities
    Mark your calendar for Sun., March 3, and plan on joining ActivityHero at their annual Summer Fair. Learn about summer camps and overnight programs for kids ages 4 to 18.

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