Dependent Care Support for Faculty & Staff during COVID-19

Georgetown University realizes that balancing the needs of family and work during the pandemic is challenging and stressful. The following resources are available to help support you in managing your dependent care needs.

COVID-19 Dependent Care Assistance

In recognition of the dependent care financial challenges faced by many of our Georgetown University faculty and staff due to COVID-related closings of school, child care, and elder care services, the University will offer assistance in defraying dependent care costs, up to a maximum of $3000 per eligible applicant for expenses incurred between September 1, 2020-June 30, 2021. University faculty, staff, AAP working 75% FTE are eligible to apply. You can learn more about this and other GUCares grants at benefits.georgetown.edu/gucares.

New Dependent Care Resource Coordinator

A new position has been created to help faculty and staff navigate the many dependent care resources provided by Georgetown University. Finding the right support can be challenging and the new dependent care resource coordinator is here to help.

Meet Liz Andrew

Liz Andrew, new Dependent Care Coordinator for faculty and staff.
I have a background in Early Childhood Education and have been working in the field for over 8 years. Working with young children and their families has always been my passion. Originally from New Jersey, I’ve been living in DC for over 5 years and will soon make a move to San Francisco with my husband and two dogs. We’ve survived our first year of marriage through the pandemic and will celebrate our one-year anniversary in December. I love to cook, read, travel and spend time with my family. 

Reach out to Liz at dependentcare@georgetown.edu (new window).

Are you eligible for DC Paid Family Leave?

The District of Columbia’s Paid Family Leave program provides employees with benefits when they are out on leave from work to bond with a new child, take care of a family member, or take care of their own serious health condition. Paid Family Leave is an
insurance program, which means that only employees who have worked in a covered job can receive benefits and only when they experience a covered event. You can visit the How to Apply (new window) section of the DC PFL website and view the Employee Handbook (new window) to learn more.

Requesting changes for Dependent Care FSA

2020 Dependent Care FSA participants may be eligible to increase, decrease or even cancel any future contributions to their 2020 dependent care FSA elections in certain situations. If you choose to cancel your contribution, you will continue to have access to your existing FSA balance for eligible reimbursements through March 15, 2021. To request a change please complete this Dependent Care FSA Change Request Form no later than November 13, 2020.

Enrolled in a Dependent Care FSA? View these important end-of-year reminders. (new window)

Bright Horizons Care Advantage Parent Supports

  • Get preferred enrollment at Bright Horizons and tuition discounts at participating network child care centers
  • Search for sitters, nannies and housekeepers with a free premium membership to Sittercity (new window)
  • Get cost-saving discounts on highly-ranking tutoring services for your family

You can find these and more resources at https://clients.brighthorizons.com/georgetown.

Discounts from GUAdvantage

From child care centers, tutoring, laptops to Au Pair placement services, explore the employee discounts available at beneplace.com/georgetown (new window). Enter password “GUSAVES” when registering.