Your child care options.
Should you make the Sloan Fellows year a family experience? Yes, definitely. If you want your children to learn how to say “hello” in several languages—and to speak English fluently. If you want them to build a lifelong global network of friends and penpals. If you want them to explore the vast educational and cultural offerings of metropolitan Cambridge–Boston. If you want them to build confidence, friendships, and appreciation for diversity. Then, yes, include them in your adventure. In fact, for many children of fellows, this year at MIT is the best of their young lives.
The MIT Sloan Fellows partners network holds family events so often throughout the year that most of the children of program participants develop close multicultural friendships with one another—friendships that last for years to come.
Many partners arrange to swap child care duties with one another, but occasionally you may need to make child care arrangements outside the Sloan Fellows network. When that time comes, we have an extensive list of resources you can draw on:
- The MIT Center for Work, Family & Personal Life Connections to everything from child care centers and summer camps to support for breastfeeding mothers and parents trying to balance work and personal lives.
- MIT Child Care Centers MIT’s own Technology Children’s Centers (get on the waiting list early!) and other child care options across the MIT community.
- Work-Life Resources 24/7 Information that will help you evaluate your child care options at MIT and in the Cambridge–Boston area.
- spouses&partners@mit A dedicated group of partners of MIT students who offer advice on parenting and child care resources.
- MIT Family Net An online community for MIT families where members network and share information on a variety of topics, including parenting, child care, and family activities.
My family considered it ‘our’ Sloan Fellows year. My wife, who is also an entrepreneur, was able to work remotely from Cambridge. My children became fluent in English, played soccer, and took classes through MIT’s fantastic SPLASH program. They loved the idea of studying at MIT, just like Dad.Marcelo Ballestiero, SF ’10
Founder/CEO, Spirits Tecnologia