Application form

Please complete and submit the online application (below), then mail your $50 nonrefundable application fee ($100 if you are not an MIT affiliate) to your first choice center (TCC on the MIT main campus or TCC at Lincoln Laboratory/Lincoln Laboratory Childcare Center). Your application will be placed on our waiting list upon receipt of the application fee.

Please make your check or money order payable to "Bright Horizons."

If your first choice is a center on the MIT main campus, please mail your application fee to:

Technology Childcare Centers
32 Vassar Street, Room 100
Cambridge, MA 02139-4309

If your first choice is Lincoln Laboratory Childcare Center, please mail your application fee to:

Technology Childcare Centers at Lincoln Laboratory
5 Forbes Road
Lexington, MA 02421

Please note, submitting an application does not guarantee admission to a TCC center. Following receipt of the application fee, applicants will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted when space is available. If a space becomes available, an appointment will be made for you to visit the center and a deposit will be required to secure acceptance. If you obtain childcare elsewhere and do not wish to remain on the TCC waiting list, please contact tccinfo@mit.edu for the MIT main campus or enrollment.tcc.linc@brighthorizons.com for Lincoln Laboratory Childcare Center to have your name removed.

Child's information

Child 1
We cannot accept applications prior to the conception of the child. Applications with due dates more than 9.5 months from today's date will not be accepted.
Please select the earliest date you would be interested in enrolling.
Center location info

Please Note: Koch, Eastgate, Stata, and Westgate Childcare Centers are located on the MIT campus. Koch, Eastgate, and Stata offer infant, toddler, and preschool programs year round. Westgate offers a preschool program only and closes for the summer.

Lincoln Laboratory Childcare Center is located in Lexington, 10 miles northwest of Cambridge, about 2 minutes from exit 30B on Route 128. All MIT Families are invited to apply for this center. Lincoln Laboratory Childcare Center offers infant, toddler, and preschool programs year round.

Please select at least one of the following TCC centers and schedules below. You may select more than one. We recommend that you select all centers and schedules that interest you and that you would be willing to accept.

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM; ages 2 mo. – kindergarten entry
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, extended day 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; ages 2 years 9 mo. – kindergarten entry
7:30 AM – 6:00 PM; ages 2 mo. – kindergarten entry

Parent/guardian 1 information

Parent/guardian 2 information

Additional family information

Interest in applying to other Bright Horizons Childcare Centers

Technology Childcare Centers are managed by Bright Horizons Family Solutions. If you would like your application sent to other Bright Horizons Childcare Centers at no additional charge, please select up to two Bright Horizons centers from the list below.  To search for a Bright Horizons center close to you, please enter your zip code in the childcare locator. Note that MIT families will receive enrollment priority at any Bright Horizons Childcare Center (non-MIT) in Cambridge or Lexington and that these centers have their own tuition rates and waitlists.

Submit application and mail application fee