Dependent Care Support for UCI Families

Dear colleagues:

In an effort to continue to assist our employees during this unique and unprecedented period of time, UCI has launched, a new central webpage to help connect UCI families to dependent and elder care resources.

In addition, we have partnered with Bright Horizons® to offer a new, high-quality, subsidized Back-Up Care™ Program and Additional Family Supports™ for all UCI faculty/academics, staff, resident physicians, and graduate students. The new Bright Horizons services are effective Nov. 1, 2020 through Oct. 31, 2021. Bright Horizons Back-Up Care™ can be used anytime you need to be at work and a family member needs assistance or support. You may access up to 10 days of subsidized back-up care.

All faculty/academics, staff, resident physicians, and graduate students also have access to the Bright Horizons Additional Family Supports™ program, which includes:

  • Free access to Sittercity’s comprehensive database of self-pay services including nannies and sitters, pet care, housekeeping help, and virtual sitters
  • Preferred enrollment for full-time child care at Bright Horizons centers
  • Valuable elder care resources through Years Ahead
  • Discounts on tutoring, test prep, and enrichment classes
  • Tuition discounts at partner centers
  • Discounts on a local, high-touch placement service of trained, screened nannies

Learn More

Register now to join upcoming webinars or watch a recorded webinar on-demand to learn more about the Bright Horizons Back-Up Care™ Program and Additional Family Supports™. The registration links become recording links following each session:

November 9, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.
November 20, 2020 - 12:30 p.m.

Visit for more information and resources for dependent and elder care.


Please contact the Employee Experience Center (EEC) at 949.824.0500 or with questions.


Ramona Agrela
Associate Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Executive

Diane O’Dowd
Vice Provost Academic Personnel