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Upcoming Grad Family Events and Backup Care/Crisis Care Reminder

November 9, 2020

Fall Events & Resource Reminders for GSAS Students with Children

This Fall you can meet parents and get resources for your Family:

Nov. 9-13 - Meetups with other Grad Parents at Virtual Coffee Breaks time this week  signup and get link on Yale Connect here; more 2020-21 McDougal GSL Family Fellow Events posted here in group each month!

Access Bright Horizons Backup Care and/or Crisis Care

Bright Horizons GSAS program website -

Userid: yalegsas
Pw: Care4You!
Setup your account, register your children or elderly relative

  • Use the Website or App to Reserve care (Backup Care) or request reimbursement (Crisis Care) in advance of care use.

Find Family Friendly info on this Group Main Page, including Bright Horizons how-tos and FAQ sheets

Use Office Accord, the Yale Parent Networking site

Connect with other grad families - Join Age Sub-groups on this Yale Connect Group for GSAS Students with Children

  • On Group page, navigate to right side menu - find & join Subgroups by your children's age to connect with other grad families with similarly-aged kids
  • Subgroup tags are only visible to members of this group - Private to this group


  • Email Questions about Backup or Crisis Care
  • Email Questions or Ideas for the McDougal GS L Family Fellows

Check out the Yale Babysitting and Tutoring Service to find a Yale student to occasionally care for or tutor your child.


Have a Break, Have a Kid Chat: Coffee Breaks(15 min) for GSAS Parents and Spouses

Monday, November 9 at 11:15am to Friday, November 13 at 3:30pm
Meeting link

Add to Google Cal, Outlook, Yahoo, iCal

Take a minute to catch your breath and meet some fellow grad student parents (and expectant parents!) for a quick drop-in zoom coffee break, Monday through Thursday at 11:15 and Mon-Wed-Fri at 3pm. Same Zoom link for all events Connect virtually with fellow parents to chat about the wonders and challenges of having kids in grad school, or something completely unrelated!