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Bright Horizons Care Advantage

Bright Horizons Care Advantage is a UC sponsored benefit to help eligible employees access care for all members of their family (child, senior and pet) and save money on test prep, tutoring and preferred child care centers.

The UC Bright Horizons Care Advantage (PDF flyer) program has consisted of Sittercity and YearsAhead since 2012. As of January 1, 2017, Bright Horizons Care Advantage now includes Bright Horizons CareDirect (PDF overview). Benefits include:

Access to a caregiver database (Sittercity) that provides a do-it-yourself, self-pay website or mobile app to connect with nannies and sitters for evening and weekend care, plus elder care resources, pet sitters, housekeepers, homework help, and more.

Elder care planning support (YearsAhead through Sittercity) that allows you exclusive access to Senior Care Advisors and unlimited one-on-one planning.  

Preferred enrollment and tuition discounts that allows UC families to move ahead on the wait list at select Bright Horizons centers nationwide and access exclusive tuition discounts at participating high-quality centers.

Access to BrightStudy which provides discounted tutoring resources for SATs/ACTs, standardized tests, Common Core subjects, and general help for your student.


Current benefits-eligible employees may be eligible for the program.

For eligibility information, see UCnet.


You may register for the program at the UC registration website.

Please note: employee id numbers should be nine (9) digits. Please use your number on your earnings statement or add a zero (0) to the front of the eight (8) digit number on your campus card.