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Our Mission: Providing quality early childhood education and linking families to resources.



The Family Center

The Family Center offers assistance in balancing family needs with work life.

We offer resources and links to services in the area of adult care, summer camps, before and after school care, and tutorial services.




Back-up Care

Three options are now available for back-up care that serves dependents of all ages: The Sitter Service connects faculty and staff who need sitter services with Vanderbilt students and employees who are interested in providing care for infants, preschoolers, school-agers and adults. provides back-up child care and back-up adult care services for infants, preschoolers, school-agers, parents or yourself. Vanderbilt Home Care Services offers skilled and non-skilled services to meet the needs of the clients and their families at home or in the hospital.

For VUMC employees, please visit the VUMC HR Webpage for



Baby's Best Start

The Child & Family Center offers resources to support you in a healthy pregnancy and baby's best start.

These resources will provide you with educational opportunities at Vanderbilt, breastfeeding basics, location of lactation rooms and more.



Child Care Application

Need child care? To be placed on the waiting list, an application and the application fee must be submitted to the Child Care Center.

View the Child Care Center Philosophy »