Family Care Program
The Simons Institute's Family Care Program provides funding to visitors whose children accompany them during their stay at the Institute. Long-term visitors holding Visiting Scholar appointments, with stays of at least 31 days uninterrupted, are eligible to participate in this program. Contact the simonsvisitorservices [at] berkeley.edu (Visitor Services Coordinator) for more information particularly if you have financial issues regarding childcare.

School Enrollment in Berkeley
Please review our information sheet on school enrollment. This information is for guidance only. You should contact the school district directly to determine enrollment requirements as well as placement procedures. Your local address in Berkeley or in any of the surrounding communities will determine your school district.

Berkeley Unified School District
Albany School District
El Cerrito/Kensington School District

You can find helpful school reviews on the Berkeley Parents Network website.

The Bay Area is an exciting place to live, and there are many resources available to help your family feel at home. We have compiled a list of helpful links below. Also check our calendar for events and outings organized by the Simons Institute for visitors and their families. Feel free to contact our visitor services coordinator with any questions.

Berkeley Parents Network
International Families at UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley Spouses and Partners Association
The Centre at the YWCA: Weekly meetings for international spouses & their children
City of Berkeley recommendations for families
Bay Area Kid Fun
Adventure Playground Berkeley
510 Families
Red Tricycle Bay Area

Disclaimer: This information is provided as a courtesy. Although care is taken to provide correct information, there may be unintended errors, changes or deletions without notification. Users of this list communicate, contract and do business with individuals, companies or firms at their own risk. The Regents, officers, agents and employees of the University of California shall not be liable for any errors or omissions in the compilation or printing of this list.


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