Child care centers on Harvard's Cambridge & Allston campuses provide services to the Harvard and local communities on the basis of availability and affiliation. For more information, please see the Harvard Childcare Web site.


This website is hosted by Harvard's Office of Work/Life Resources as a convenience for centers and families. Child care centers are independent from Harvard University, and make all enrollment decisions.


If you have already applied, you may log into the parent portal to update your application or request an internal transfer (see information here). Please enter your registered email address and password below

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Application & Parent/Guardian Portal



Use of this application requires that your browser allow cookies. If cookies are disabled, or if you use cookie blocking software, please disable it for this site or the process will fail.

Important Note: If you have previously applied to one or more Centers and wish to add applications to others, you must log into your existing account. Do not attempt to re-apply using another email address, since this will result in creation of duplicate accounts.

This system allows you to apply to one or more of the six independent child care centers operating on Harvard's campuses. Before you begin, please read about the centers, their relationship with Harvard, and the application process here. Please see center locations, schedules and rates here.

Please check the box to indicate that you have read and understood the Frequently Asked Questions about Child Care Centers on Cambridge and Allston campuses.

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New Applicants

Parents and guardians who have not yet registered with this site must first create an account. This step is performed only once, after which you may make application for one or more children. DO NOT USE THIS SECTION IF YOU OR YOUR SPOUSE/PARTNER HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED. Instead, log into your account using the email address and password boxes on the left-hand side of this page and add spouse/partner or additional children following login.

Note: Please contact the developers with questions or comments about the system. For registration questions, contact the Work-Life office.