In an effort to assist our faculty and staff with family caregiving concerns, we have compiled a variety of helpful resources and ideas. Please note that some of these resources are for information only and not endorsed by the College.
The Lafayette College Early Learning Center offers quality, nurturing child care and an age-appropriate learning environment for children from 6 weeks old through age 5. The center offers infant, toddler, preschool, and kindergarten prep programs.
Caregiving Spaces is a site available to Lafayette faculty and staff to seek out, share, and connect about child, adult, and pet caregiving and personal well-being, similar to an online community bulletin board. Caregiving Spaces can also be accessed through my.lafayette.edu by entering your College user name and password, selecting “Spaces” and then “Caregiving” which will bring you to the Caregiving Spaces site.
Greater Valley YMCA - School Age Child Care (Before & After School) & Edu-Childcare Program
School age child care provides options to meet a family's need for before/during/after school programs for school-age children.
To protect students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, several local school districts have decided to pursue fully virtual or hybrid scheduling. In order to support working families, the YMCA has partnered with Lehigh Valley Children's Centers and several other local childcare organizations to present the Edu-Childcare Program.
NCC Children's Centers are located on the college's Bethlehem and Monroe campuses and accept children 6 weeks to kindergarten entry. Both centers are staffed by qualified teachers employed by the college. The centers offer full and part time care and education on a semester or full year basis to children of NCC students, staff and the community.
*DISCLAIMER: Lafayette College’s Caregiving Spaces, which serves as a family support bulletin board are voluntary resources available to and populated by College employees. Caregiving Spaces are not sponsored by, recommended, or endorsed by, Lafayette College. Lafayette College undertakes no duty and is not responsible for monitoring or updating Caregiving Spaces Job postings, or for the services rendered. By participating in the Caregiving Spaces you acknowledge the information provided is public to the Lafayette Community and Lafayette College bears no liability. The Caregiving Spaces site are offered as a community service to provide a location where members of the Lafayette community share information for the purpose of connecting with one another about events, products, and services that may be of interest to the caregivers looking to connect with one another and share resources.
National Caregiving Resources
The following resources provide referral services for child care. There may be fees associated with some services.
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) - Child Care Assistance
Lafayette’s EAP provides information and support on parenting, school issues, adoption, daycare, and other important issues for parents.
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Parents aren’t just looking to keep their kids occupied and engaged while they’re at work; they want to keep their families safe. Care.com offers resources for after-school programs, part- and full-time nannies, nanny share, day care centers, elder care, pet care, and more.