Child & Dependent Care options for Faculty

The university offers a range of child and dependent care programs for faculty.

Renowned child care services to university affiliates year round. Offers developmental early childhood program for children six weeks to five years of age.

The Child Development Center is open at all three of its campus locations. If you are interested in enrolling or have questions about the operation please contact hara.cootes@austin.utexas.edu.

More information at https://childcenter.utexas.edu/

Your Many Benefits Include:

Back-Up Child, Adult, and Elder Care: Don’t stress about school breaks, bad weather, or when your elder loved one is recovering from surgery. Reserve high-quality child care in a center, or in-home care for your child, adult, or elder relatives. From your employer, you have access to 10 days of back-up care per year.

Care for the Whole Family: Easily find sitters, elder care, and pet care (your membership fee to the database is waived); jump ahead on the waitlist or enjoy discounts at participating child care centers. Plus, access discounts on a local, high-touch placement service of trained, screened nannies.

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How do I access LifeCare?

You can access LifeCare services 24 hours a day, seven days a week via a toll-free number 1-855-268-0969 (or 800-873-1322 for TTY/TDD service) and online at https://lcc30.lifecare.com/index.html#top

New users:

  • Go to the “Not Registered Yet?” section and click “Start Now!”
  • Enter the Registration Code UTAUSTIN and click “Continue”
  • On the next page, fill out the necessary registration information. The Member ID is your UT Employee ID (UT EID)
  • Click “Sign Up” to the complete the registration process

Return users:

  • Enter the screen name and password chosen during registration

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Texas Career Engagement also offered the following list of external child and dependent care selection resources that might help connect parents with caregiving applicants:

Note: we are not in a position to officially endorse these sites and are instead sharing these opportunities in case they might be useful.