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Backup Care

Arranging temporary in-home child and adult care is easy! After you register you can use up to 10 days of subsidized care per year if you meet the eligibility requirements.

Backup care gives you and your family a safety net when...

  • Your child's school is closed for a holiday, planning day, or vacation and you need to work.
  • Your mother needs home care after an injury.
  • You have overnight travel requirements and no one to take care of the children.
  • You have a gap in your regular family care arrangements.
  • The daycare center's heating system breaks.
  • You need to take your child with you to a conference.
  • You, your child, spouse/partner, or adult relative is ill and needs assistance.

The Backup Care program is provided through Care.com® BackupCare℠, provided by Parents in a Pinch.

The Johns Hopkins Backup Care program is designed to provide in-home sick, emergency or backup care at a reduced cost for dependents and adults of benefit-eligible:

  • Faculty and staff of the University
  • Residents of the School of Medicine
  • Post Doctorate Fellows of the Krieger School of Arts and Science
  • Post Doctorate Fellows of the Whiting School of Engineering

For information about the program please see the Policies and Procedures for Johns Hopkins University below.

Faculty and Staff

School of Medicine House Staff

JHH has a contract with Care.com, independent of the university contract. Hospital and health system employees should contact their Human Resources representative to register for additional information.


Updated 05/02/2014