Bright Horizons Back-Up Care

UT Southwestern offers back-up child, adult, and senior care to all full-time benefits-eligible employees through Bright Horizons.

The Back-Up Care Advantage Program provides low-cost care options whenever you experience a temporary breakdown in your normal care plans and need to be at work. Back-up care is provided for family members of all ages, from infants through elders, including adults and children with special needs.

Back-Up Care Options

  • Center-based child care
  • In-home well and mildly ill child care
  • In-home adult/elder care
  • Medical care is not provided.

Program Details

The program is offered to full-time, benefits-eligible UT Southwestern employees. Eligible employees can use the program 10 times per fiscal year (September-August). A use is any period of time in a day that back-up care is provided.

Back-up Care Costs

  • Center-based care for one child: $25/day
  • “Family care” center-based care (2-3 children): $45/day; counts as only one use for the employee.
  • In-home care (Up to 3 people per caregiver, 4-hour minimum and 10-hour maximum per day. Counts as one benefit use.): $8 per hour