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Students Who Are Parents

Balancing the responsibilities of parenting with the rigor of a graduate or doctoral degree can be challenging.  The Harvard Kennedy School provides support for students who arrive in Cambridge with their children or dependents. 

Parents in a Pinch

HKS has negotiated a discounted rate with the local child care provider, Parents in a Pinch. In addition to this resource, HKS parents have created a listserv that allows them to collaborate across academic programs.

Parental Support Policy

For more information about support for students who are parents or guardians, please read our Parental Support Policy (link to PDF).

Child Care Options

For more information on child care options around Cambridge, please visit Cambridge Childcare Resource Center or Childcare @ Harvard.