Human Resource Services

Back-Up Child Care: Register Before You Need It

Caregivers On Call, provides eligible members of the Yale community up to 40 hours of services per household per year at subsidized rates. These services are intended to assist parents in arranging care for their children when their usual caregivers are not available, e.g., because of center or school closings or caregiver illnesses. Caregivers On Call was selected to provide back-up services because of its nationwide network of caregivers, its depth of experience, and its excellent reputation.

The University provides substantial subsidies to the program, which will allow Caregivers On Call to offer a sliding scale, hourly rate to parents ranging from $7-15/hour depending upon parents’ Yale affiliation and income.

For online registration and complete details regarding the program, click the "Program Overview and Registration Form" go to  For further information, please feel free to contact Yale’s WorkLife and Child Care Coordinator, Susan Abramson, at 203-432-8069 or