Technology Childcare Centers at MIT Enrollment

By Technology Childcare Centers

We have 5 centers offering childcare support in or near MIT Campuses to support parents in our community with full-day care options.

This is an ongoing program.
Monday through Friday.

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM at most sites. Many have 2, 3, or 5-day/week schedule options available.

Ages: Infant to 5.

Grades Toddler through Junior Kindergarten.

Children can attend our infant programs as soon as 8 weeks old and age out of our preschool classrooms upon kindergarten entry.

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Stephanie Blakeman
TCC Enrollment and Parent Accounts Coordinator
David H. Koch Childcare Center
Director: Brendamarie Contreras
Kendall Childcare Center
Director: Doreen Anzalone
Stata Childcare Center
Director: Debra Davis

Application required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Technology Childcare Centers Application Page.

Please complete and submit the online application, Once your online application has been reviewed, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to create a Family Information Center account where you can pay the $50 application fee. Please note: you must choose Stata Technology Childcare Center as your first choice to register for all TCC centers on campus, or if you are living in the northwest suburbs, Lincoln Laboratory Childcare Center. You may pay the application fee by credit card or with a U.S. bank account (ACH). If you need to send a wire transfer, please reply to the confirmation email with this request.

Note that when applying to TCC, you may also add up to two Bright Horizons (non-MIT) childcare centers to your application at no additional cost. As part of MIT's relationship with Bright Horizons, MIT families will also receive enrollment priority at any Bright Horizons childcare center in Cambridge or Lexington.

Once you have set up your Family Information Center account and have paid the application fee, please send confirmation to Stephanie Blakeman at


We establish tuition rates for MIT Technology Childcare Centers (TCC) every year after evaluating TCC priorities and surveying local tuition rates and teacher salaries at non-TCC providers. We publish site-specific tuition rates for MIT affiliates on our website: TCC Tuition Rates Page.

Note that tuition rates are higher for employees of the Broad Institute, Whitehead Institute, Draper Laboratory, and employees of on-site contracted vendors. Higher rates also apply to families who are not affiliated with MIT, including Minuteman Vocational Technical High School employees. (Non-affiliates are eligible to enroll at Lincoln Laboratory Childcare Center only). Check with the enrollment coordinator for details.

  • Financial Aid and/or Scholarship Available


  • In-person only.

The David H. Koch Childcare Center

219 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Area 2 and Cambridgeport
Kendall Childcare Center

45 Hayward Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Area 2 and The Port
Kendall Childcare Center (Infant Satellite Classroom)

31 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Area 2 and The Port
Stata Childcare Center

32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Area 2, Cambridgeport, and The Port

Additional information

MIT has long been dedicated to providing a supportive workplace that promotes work-life balance. Back in 1972, we identified high-quality childcare as a key component of that mission, and we established MIT's first full-day childcare program—the Technology Childcare Center (TCC) at Eastgate graduate-student housing complex. Today, we operate five TCC centers—three on the MIT Cambridge campus (The David H. Koch Childcare Center, Kendall Childcare Center, and Stata Childcare Center) and one near MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington (Lincoln Laboratory Childcare Center)—accommodating a combined total of 380 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

All TCC centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC accreditation means that TCC centers meet the highest standards for quality early education and care, as defined by NAEYC, the nation's largest and most prestigious professional organization in this field.