Child Care Resources

Princeton University provides access to an excellent child care center on campus for faculty, staff, students, and community. The center is operated by University-NOW Day Nursery School, a not-for-profit childcare program, located at 185 Broadmead. U-NOW provides a full-day program (partial week arrangements may be available) for children ages 12 weeks until kindergarten. The children of University faculty, staff, and students have priority for admission.

The Burke Foundation Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton, located next to Merwick Stanworth housing, offers flexible, convenient, reasonably-priced child care to Princeton faculty, staff, and students. Dual-language immersion classes for three and four-year-olds are available for Princeton residents as part of the Princeton Public Schools Free Preschool Program. Tiger Camp is available for children 12 and under during Princeton Reunions. For more information on childcare programs, call (609) 497-2100, extension 334, or visit the YWCA Princeton website.

Child care centers offering tuition discounts to University faculty and staff include:


Eligibility for discounts begins on the hire date for benefits-eligible faculty and staff. Refer to the Benefits Eligibility Tool. Eligibility to enroll is available to everyone.

If there are any discrepancies between the information in this publication, verbal representations, and the plan documents, the plan documents always govern. Although Princeton intends to continue these benefits, the University reserves the right to amend or terminate these plans at any time.