Material Resources for Mothers and Children
Lactation Rooms and Lounges are located throughout the Caltech Campus and are available to all Caltech affiliates. Rooms vary from private enclosures to one room on campus with new equipment and a refrigerator.
Casita Exchange is a service offered by the Caltech Women's Club to the Caltech and JPL community. If you want to borrow toys, books and children's items such as cribs, strollers, high chairs, baby clothes and other useful items for babies and children, please contact the CWC team.
The Child Care Assistance Program at Caltech (CCAP at Caltech)
Caltech recognizes that children costs impose a financial burden on many parents in the community and provides a Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) that awards eligible applicants up to $5,000 per year to help defray childcare costs. Awards are available to eligible faculty, postdoctoral scholars, students, and campus staff with dependent children ages 10 years and under, when both parents work. Applications for this program are accepted annually, usually September, for the school year that begins in the fall. New hires must apply for CCAP within 30 days of their Caltech start date. For questions about the program, contact CCAP.
The Child Care Assistance Program at JPL (CCAP at JPL)
As the Jet Propulsion Laboratory uses NASA funding, the CCAP program is open to JPL employees only.
The awards are paid directly to the individual childcare providers on a monthly basis, and awards are on a sliding scale based on the age of the child and total household income ($115k on January 2016). For updates and more information, please speak directly with JPL Human Resources.
A Spending Account is a benefit that lets you set aside pre-tax dollars through automatic payroll deductions throughout the year. Then, you can use the tax-free money in your account to pay for eligible expenses.
- The Health Care Spending Account is for a wide range of eligible health care expenses for yourself and your dependents (even if they are not covered by a Caltech plan).
- The Dependent Day Care Spending Account is for eligible dependent care expenses to allow you to work or for your spouse to work or be a full-time student.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this website is for general information only. Caltech does not endorse or recommend any of the organizations listed. Caltech does not inspect the providers and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information or the quality of the supervision or education your child will receive. The choice of your child's care provider and/or school is your responsibility.