We have heard you!
SLAC recently conducted a survey with SLAC employees currently on the waitlist for Stanford childcare to gauge employee preference regarding different options connected to childcare.
What’s emerged from the survey results is that employees are seeking affordable care within a reasonable driving distance from the SLAC campus. We’ve attempted to meet that specific employee demand via this pilot program.
Childcare Subsidy Program Introduction
The fundamental purpose of the pilot program is to address affordability for SLAC employees. Our pilot program will offset some costs of childcare expense for SLAC employees by providing a discounted subsidy to eligible employees and to provide more readily available access to high-demand childcare that can take months to years to access in our area. This is in addition to childcare benefits available to all Stanford employees.
The program will partially cover expenses for infant, toddler, and preschool care, who are aged 6 months to 6 years.
SLAC Pilot Childcare Subsidy Program Eligibility
This program is available to SLAC employees who are benefits eligible, currently employed by SLAC, working at least 50% FT (20 hours/week).
Child(ren) must be a legal dependent as shown on the employee’s Tax Form 1040 or listed as a qualified person per the employee’s Tax Form 2441.
When SLAC employment ends, for any reason, subsidy stops but the employee will still keep the spot at the childcare facility. Subsidy will end at the end of the month when employment ends. (Voluntary/involuntary terminations).
SLAC is currently partnered with Bright Angel Montessori Academy
Bright Angel Montessori Academy, preschool/kindergarten in Menlo Park, serves children ages 6mos to 6 years old. They are open 8:00 am - 5:30 pm Monday thru Friday. To learn more about this facility and schedule a tour please visit https://brightangelacademy.com/
Current Childcare Tuition Outlook:
Although the costs are subject to change, from one year to the next, this is the current outlook of charges with the subsidy. Employees will have access to a 20% discount off the published Bright Angel Montessori Academy rates per child. Part-time and full-time options are available.
- Infant Program (Ages 6 months to 18 months)
- Toddler Program (Ages 18 months to 3 years)
- Preschool and Kindergarten programs (ages 3-6 years)
695 Bay Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 485-2722.
Contact: Joseph Wyffels & Meiling Huang Wyffels
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
There are no program limitations, except your qualifying child’s age (reaching 6 years old at the beginning of the academic year).
Yes, you are required to re-apply if you were not accepted and wish to enter the lottery in the future.