If you want to start a family, or already have a child, Mason has the resources you need to help with scheduling and care.
If you or your spouse is expecting a child, or you're planning to welcome an adopted or foster child to your family, your best strategy is to contact the benefits team in Human Resources (HR) as early as possible. They can provide information in such areas as:
- Leave policies and options.
- Flexible work opportunities.
- Health insurance benefits.
- Lactation facilities.
- Adding a child to your insurance policy.
- Enrolling in a dependent care/health flexible spending account.
Working parents frequently need outside child care. As a Mason faculty member, you have registration priority and can get discounted rates at the Child Development Center on the Fairfax Campus. Our preschool program currently cares for children ages 2 to 5.
If that doesn't work for you, faculty, staff, and graduate students have a complimentary subscription to Sittercity’s database of in-home caregivers for child care. Access is free, but registration is required.
When area schools close for teacher work days, spring break, or other events, Mason opens the Kids Club at the Child Development Center on the Fairfax Campus. Faculty members have priority registration at discounted rates.
Resource and referral information is available, and not just for the DC metro area — our team will work with you to provide resources for loved ones nationwide.
Caring for Mom and Dad
As a member of the Sandwich Generation, you might be tasked with helping your parents while raising your children. Mason's Life Planning/Eldercare Services will provide support services if you must care for older family members. Contact the Life/Work Connections Team at 703-993-2600.