Child Care Resources
Child Care Subsidy Grant
Pepperdine understands that one of the most difficult work/life issues for employees with children is the high cost of child care. The University provides a Child Care Subsidy Grant Program to assist University faculty and staff in meeting these costs.
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can use a Dependent Care FSA to cover daycare expenses for a child who is age 12 or younger, including in-home care that allows you to work at home. Contributions to a Dependent Care FSA are made on a pre-tax basis. The FSA can cover preschool tuition, camps, and after school care. You cannot use the FSA to pay for kindergarten or private school tuition for a child age 5 and older. Online educational programs or private tutoring are also not eligible expenses under IRS rules for Dependent Care FSA accounts.
Pepperdine has partnered with KinderCare Learning Companies to provide all employees and students with a 10% tuition discount on child care costs when utilizing a KinderCare Center. This benefit is applicable to children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years old. KinderCare has provided a brief 6-minute webinar for the Pepperdine community here.
Monitoring Local Schools/Programs
While Human Resources does not endorse local schools/programs, we do monitor available programs in the Malibu area. Please view a list of local care centers here.
Employee Assistance Program
The Health Advocate EAP+Work/Life program is a core benefit available to all participating employees through their benefit package. Work/Life specialists are available to help you locate the right support service, from childcare and eldercare to financial and legal help. Their targeted child care services currently include:
- One-on-one consultations with the Work/Life Team to help any parent/member with their specific needs and to direct members to the right resources;
- Links to a number of fun, free, and educational websites to share with children;
- A number of webinars and other resources on their website.
Visit myhealthadvocate.pepperdine.edu or call 866.799.2728 for assistance.
Consider an Outside Tutoring Resource
While Human Resources does not endorse tutoring programs, we do monitor available programs and tutoring options in the greater Los Angeles area.
Please view a list of tutoring resources here.
Log On to Virtual Family Fun
Human Resources has gathered a list of educational and interactive resources to further engage children in a virtual environment. These include natural history, art, and fitness videos for a variety of ages.
Pepperdine Center for the Arts also offers free performances to over 5,000 schoolchildren each year, providing an opportunity for students to see a wide variety of professional artists, such as musicians, dancers, and theatre artists through their ARTSReach program.