Bright Horizons Family Support Days

For You, Your Kids, Parents and Grandparents

At Morgan Stanley, family matters. Put your Bright Horizons family support days to use when your family needs backup child or adult care, tutoring or daytime enrichment programming.

Family Support Days: Backup Child and Adult Care and Education Programs

Each year, you receive 40 family support days to use toward the following Bright Horizons programs for your children and adult relatives. The Firm is pleased to subsidize these services. The costs shown are the portion you’ll pay (aka copays). You may book services 90 days in advance (up from 60, effective June 1, 2023).

Heads-up: To further support families, fees may be waived to accommodate critical care needs during spring break and in the fall when schedules at the beginning of the new school year.


Backup Child Care

When your child’s school is closed, your regular caregiver isn’t available or you need a break from caregiving, Bright Horizons’ national network of child care centers and in-home providers is there.

Center-based care In-home care
COST when you use a family support day COST when you use a family support day
> 1 child - $20 a day > $8 an hour
> 2+ children - $35 a day
Age Range Age Range
> 6 months to 12 years > 6 months to 12 years

Learning and Engagement

Hire a virtual tutor to help your child in 300+ subjects or for yourself and spouse/domestic partner in 3,000 subjects. Plus, find year-round virtual programming by Steve & Kate’s Camp to keep the kinds engaged if they’re home from school and you need to work (activities run until 8pm ET). Note: When exchanging a family support day for these services, sessions will expire within 90 days of conversion.

Virtual tutoring Weekday activities
COST when you use a family support day COST when you use a family support day
> $20 for 4 hours > $0
Age Range Age Range
> 5 and above (children, employees and spouse/domestic partner) > 3 to 12 years


Backup Adult Care

Hire a caregiver to help your parents, grandparents, adult children or you and your spouse/partner.

In-home care
COST when you use a family support day
> $8 an hour
Age Range
> Any age above 18

More Family Support Resources Through Bright Horizons

In addition to the above services that count against your annual allotment of family support days, Bright Horizons has a full range of programs to meet your family’s caregiving and educational needs, including:


  • Elder care planning – Meet with a care coach to create and manage a care plan for your loved ones and connect you to resources and specialized providers, including no-cost in-home assessments.
  • Family caregiving – Elder care planning, primary child care, college admissions, resources for children with special needs, before- and after-school care and help at home.
  • Help at home – With your free SitterCity membership, hire vetted babysitters, housekeepers, professional organizers and pet caregivers.
  • Parental Coaching – Schedule a free appointment with a Bright Horizons coach for one-on-one parenting guidance, advice and tips.

Academics & Enrichments:

  • Education – Learning app, virtual STEAM, personalized tutoring and summer day camp.
  • Primary child care – Use Bright Horizons’ national network of 2,500+ preschools and day care centers and find quality care for your child.
  • College admissions support and test prep – Get expert help navigating the college admissions process.
  • Resources for children with special needs – Expert guidance to help you understand, advocate for and support your child’s unique situation.
  • Learning app for preschoolers by MarcoPolo – A 65% discount means you’ll pay only $25 for an annual subscription.
  • Virtual STEAM and coding classes – Discounts by Brooklyn Robot Foundry and Code Ninjas.
  • Before- and after-school care – Save up to 20% on onsite programs in schools across the country.
  • Personalized tutoring – Save 15% to 20% at Revolution Prep, Sylvan Learning and Varsity Tutors.
  • Summer day camp – Get $10 off per day when you reserve a week or multiple weeks – or $300 off a summer pass – at Steve & Kate’s Camp.

For details on Bright Horizons’ full menu of two dozen-plus services, as well as webinars and online resources, visit their website, creating your account with your Morgan Stanley email address.

Personalized Help

Our dedicated family concierge will help you understand your many Bright Horizons options and find the right resources for your family. To contact the concierge:


Additional Primary Care and Camp Options

Through the Firm’s partnership with YouDecide, employees have access to:

  • Discounted tuition and priority enrollment at national child care centers, which have programing for children 6 weeks to 12 years (Cadence Education, KinderCare, Learning Care Group and Learning Experience Academy, among others)
  • Au pair services
  • Day and summer camps

For details, type youdecide in your Firm browser, call 800-864-1539 or email



Child and Elder Care, College Coach, Tutoring, Children with Special Needs, Parental Coaching and More

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