Child Care Resources
General Campus Resources
Virginia Tech piloted backup child care services with Care.com beginning in November 2022. After reviewing the pilot’s results and listening to feedback from faculty and staff, it was clear the service was not meeting Virginia Tech’s needs. As of Nov. 1, 2023, Virginia Tech will no longer offer Care.com as a benefit to employees. Reimbursement requests for backup care that happened on or before Oct. 31, 2023, can be submitted to Care.com until Nov. 30, 2023. If you have questions about Care.com, contact their Member Care team at email@example.com.
The advisory working group is currently piloting a new support program, Early Childhood Education (ECE) Initiatives Office Hours, for university employees. This is a confidential, no-cost, elective opportunity to ask questions of fellow Virginia Tech colleagues about their experiences as parents while employed by the university.
Virtual sessions are scheduled in 30-minute blocks and specific ECE Initiatives working group members will be assigned based on their experiences and availability for office hour sessions. Employees who are expecting or currently have children are invited to participate including mothers, fathers, non-birth mothers, foster, and adoptive parents. Discussion topics could include caregiving benefits, leave, financial support, work-life policies, as well as sharing resources available to parents. Office hours also allow unique and specific inquiries to be addressed.
To schedule an office hours appointment, complete the digital form and a representative will follow up with you within five business days.
Child Development Center for Learning and Research (CDCLR): Provides a model preschool program and leadership for local, state, and national early childhood communities in teaching, learning, and research as well as to address the service missions of the university.
Hokie Wellness Child Care: As part of our commitment to help Virginia Tech employees find balance between work and personal responsibilities, Hokie Wellness provides information on child care options available locally.
Virginia Tech Interactive Map: There are many spaces across campus with lactation rooms and baby changing tables available. To see these locations highlighted on the campus map, click the "Layer List" on the side panel and check the box beside "Lactation Spaces" and "Baby Changing Tables".
Little HokieTM Hangout: A flexible, subsidized care program primarily for graduate student families. This program is designed to meet your specific needs, and is a parent-cooperative child care program open to Virginia Tech students and employees (faculty and staff pay an increased rate) for children ages 2-5.
Women's Center: The Women’s Center is keenly aware of the disproportionate impact caregiving has on women and wants to provide support to all caregivers. We are working in collaboration with other Virginia Tech offices to advocate for student, faculty, and staff caregivers needs.
Work-Life Liasons: Work-Life Liaisons support the faculty recruitment efforts in each college by meeting individually with candidates to discuss Virginia Tech’s dual career program, extend-the-tenure-clock policies, modified duties polices, commitment to diversity, community resources, and to refer candidates to appropriate resources for additional information.
Work-Life Resources: Work-Life Resources help individuals and departments effectively manage personal, family, and community life with work. Whether you are having a baby, helping your aging parent, or working with your supervisor to establish a flexible work schedule, Work-Life Resources can provide information and resources to point you toward success.
The list of resources, programs, and organizations, external and not affiliated with the university, are for informational purposes and are not endorsed by Virginia Tech. Please consult the necessary professionals, including medical and financial, to determine what is most suitable for your particular needs.