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Caregiving Resources at Virginia Tech

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Aligning caregiving information and resources with the needs of the Virginia Tech community

Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at this helpful diagram from Child Care Aware of Virginia to help inform your choice:

For more information about options that may be right for you, review this comparison between Child Care Subsidy Program (CCSP) and Mixed Delivery (MD) programs. 

Age specific resources from the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC): 

Below is a checklist developed by Child Care Aware of Virginia to help you know what to look for when choosing quality child care:

Virginia School Quality Profiles provide information about student achievement, college and career readiness, program completion, school safety, teacher quality and other topics of interest to parents and the general public. Report cards are available for schools, school divisions and for the commonwealth.

Click the "Child Care Partnership" dropdown found on this page for more information.

Virginia Tech has a partnership with Cultural Care Au Pair. Au pairs provide a cultural experience for families while helping working parents pursue their professional goals. Among the many benefits to having a live-in care provider, an au pair can help with drop-off and pick-up, coverage for sick days and snow days, and provide the opportunity for better work/life integration for parents.

Virginia Tech employees receive a $575 discount* as a new family. Learn more by reading this flyer or by calling 800-333-6056.  

* To qualify for this discount, families must be new to Cultural Care Au Pair and must be employed by or a member of the partner organization. Offer cannot be applied retroactively and may not be combined with any other program fee discounts (excluding host family referral bonuses). Program fee discounts may only be applied to program terms of 30 weeks or more. The processing fee of $450 must be paid upon final au pair selection.

Cultural Care Au Pair Information Session Recording

The Dependent Care Travel Grant Program is a pilot program developed by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost to reduce the barriers to caregivers for attending work events that require travel. For more information, review the flyer below:

University organizations, centers, and the Graduate School offer several services and programs aimed at supporting families and making work-life balance a little easier. Visit this page to read about a few of them.

Explore additional resources:

All Virginia Tech policies are available on the policy website. Following are specific university and state policies that reference caregiving, including child and adult care:

Virginia Tech policies:

Virginia Department of Human Resource Management policies: 

Join Working Parents at VT (Virginia Tech) Facebook page: A social media platform to connect with other parents who are employees or students in the Virginia Tech community.

Working Parents' Listserv: An opportunity for working parents to come together to network, share resources, and support one another. To sign up for listserv or for more information, email Christine Dennis Smith.

Parent Support Group: Graduate students who are juggling family and their academic work meet monthly to discuss issues, connect with other parents, and enjoy a meal together. Contact the graduate school for more information.

Join Working Parents at VT (Virginia Tech) Facebook page 

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