Mia, a Future Mason Patriot, is
showing her Mason spirit with a
Mason onesie and her hand
crafted UHall Needleworks hat!
(Mia's proud parents are
Jeff & Joy Taylor)
Child Care Resources
Mason Child Development Center
Child Development Center serves faculty, staff, and students at the university, with enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis. Regular child care is provided 7 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday and children may attend 2, 3, or 5 days per week. Parents should visit the CDC with their children prior to enrollment, for a meeting with the director.
Looking for Day Care?
Through the Bright Horizons Care Advantage program faculty, staff, and graduate students have a complimentary subscription to Sittercity's comprehensive database of in-home caregivers for child care, pet care, home care and tutoring plus Years Ahead, a senior care resource that can assist you in developing a plan to care for an aging loved one.1
To learn more and to register for free access to Bright Horizons Care Advantage, please visit myMasonHR.
1Eldercare resource and referral is also available through the work/life team. Details at eldercare.gmu.edu.
Important note: Mason does not own, sponsor, or endorse Bright Horizons Care Advantage. It is your responsibility to carefully screen and check the references of any caregivers, including those who are listed on Bright Horizons Care Advantage, before you retain their services.
On the left, Rose is relaxing in her new Mason hat. Rose's proud family includes David and Megan Farris and big sister, Eva
2nd right, Autumn, Ella, and Olivia are showing their Mason spirit! The girls' proud family includes Debby Gregg, her son Philip and daughter-in-law Angie. Love those hand-made scarves Grammi!
Center right, Brandy Schraeder and her daughter Jocelyn, enjoy a beautiful spring day at Mason on Take Your Children to Work Day.
Far right, Betsy Collins shares a special moment with her little Mason Patriot, June, in her new Mason baby hat.
Below left, Artie DeCelle is showing off his Mason green and gold! Artie's proud parents are Meaghan (Mason Alumna, BS, 2008) and Brian DeCelle.
Below center, little Lexi can't wait to be a future Mason Patriot! Lexi's proud parents are Megan and Steve Olney.
Below right, a new little one is dreaming about being a Mason Patriot in her new Mason Needleworks hat!
Virginia Department of Social Services
Can search licensed child care providers in Virginia and review available inspection information. A separate database is available for child care providers that are not required by law to be registered or certified. This type of child care includes religious exempt child day centers, voluntarily registered family day homes and certified preschools.
Other Resources by County:
Parenting sites you might want to visit:
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- iVillage Pregnancy and Parenting
- Working Mothers Support Site
- Help Yourself to a Healthy Home
- Adoption Resources
- From Car Seats to Car Keys: Keeping Kids Safe (NHTSA)
Publications of Interest
- A Guide for Choosing Quality Child Care (Virginia Department of Social Services brochure, English/ Spanish)
- Resource Guide for Choosing Quality Child Care (Virginia Department of Social Services booklet, 32-pages, English/ Spanish)
George Mason Life/Work Connections compiles these resources and programs for use as referral only. Mason does not recommend or endorse any company or organization listed. By providing this information, the University assumes no financial or other responsibility for any relationship established by and between any company or organization listed on the work/life website and any other individual.