Child Care Affiliations

Brown University maintains an affiliation with the YMCA Mt. Hope Child Care Center and The Brown/Fox Point Early Childhood Education Center. Please contact each center for information on space availability and current rates.

YMCA Mt. Hope Child Care Center*

This center is currently licensed to serve infants and children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. 

Address: 421 Hope Street, Providence, RI 
Phone: 401-521-7252
Contact: Samantha McCormack, Education Director


The Brown/Fox Point Early Childhood Education Center, Inc.*

This center is licensed to serve children ages 3 and 4.

Brown/Fox Point Early Childhood Education Center
150 Hope Street, Providence, RI 
Email: [email protected] 
Contact: Marlene Roberti, Interim Director/Administrator



* In order to secure or hold an open spot in either child care center, a deposit may be expected in advance. Please check with the Director of the center as to what is required.


Bright Horizons

Eligible Brown employees have preferred enrollment at select Bright Horizons centers, plus tuition discounts at partner centers.

  • Brown families move ahead on waiting lists for full-time care at select Bright Horizons centers.
  • Registration fee credit is avilable after 30 days of enrollment (up to $250 value) with preferred enrollment program.
  • Full-time child care discounts are available at partner centers.  Discounts range from 5%-10%.  Some are available as early as children aged six weeks, and most are for children aged 2-12 years.

Search for a center:

On your Bright Horizons landing page, select "Childcare" and then select "Find a Center," to search centers by zipcode. If you've not already registered for Bright Horizons Back-up Care and Family Support Services, you can access registration information here.  



  • BrightStarsRhode Island's Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement system, assists families in finding care and recognizes and supports quality in early care and education programs.
  • Rhode Island Kids CountA comprehensive source of information regarding health, safety, education, economic security, and development of Rhode Island children.

Contact [email protected] with questions.