Bright Horizons Care Advantage®

Solutions for your entire family.

Whether you’re experiencing a breakdown in your normal child care, looking for an after-school sitter, need a companion for an aging loved one or need someone to walk the dog — we’re here for you.

Welcome, WSU Faculty & Staff employees, to your benefit activation page.

Your memberships to Sittercity and Years Ahead are sponsored by Washington State University.


Sittercity Helps You By Providing:

  • Babysitters: after-school, last minute, school holidays, extended work hours
  • Nannies: full and part time
  • Pet caregivers: dog walkers and pet sitters
  • Caregivers who can assist with special needs, companion care, homework help and housekeeping

Years Ahead Helps You Find:

  • Elder care planning and referrals
  • Specialized facilities including memory and hospice care and independent and assisted living communities

Additional Information About Your Benefits

As part of WSU's employee benefit program, you have access to certain on-line resources, websites and services (the "Sittercity Services") which you may use to find care and other service providers (collectively "providers") meeting your unique needs and budget. As a "self-service" solution, employees are responsible for making all arrangements, including conducting any desired criminal records checks or other screening on any potential providers. selecting providers and the cost of care. Washington State University offers this benefit to help current WSU faculty and staff members find caregivers. The SelectPlus program includes both the Sittercity and Years Ahead programs. WSU employees are responsible for their use of the SelectPlus programs, including selecting, hiring, paying and managing the caregivers of their choice. The use of the resources and the caregiver network available through this program should be carefully considered, taking into account individual situations and preferences. WSU does not endorse or recommend any individual caregiver or facility.

WSU and Bright Horizons do not provide and are not responsible or liable in any manner for any screening services and does not endorse or make any representations or warranties regarding the reliability, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of such services. While Sittercity may from time to time facilitate and make available to you various third-party screening services, Sittercity does not itself routinely screen providers or conduct any criminal records checks. Consequently, you should exercise caution and perform your own screening before connecting, meeting or employing anyone through a Sittercity site.

WSU and Bright Horizons: do not employ, recommend, endorse or screen any providers and have no control over the acts or omissions of any providers or other third parties using or having used Sittercity's services (whether on or off a Sittercity site); make no representations or warranties about the quality of the care or other services provided by the providers or other third parties or about your interactions or dealings with any such parties; and are not responsible for the performance or conduct of any providers or other third parties in any way using or having used Sittercity's services (whether on or off a Sittercity site). Your use of the Sittercity Services is at your sole risk and pursuant to the Sittercity Terms of Use.

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Like many WSU faculty, I have no extended family nearby. I look forward to using Sittercity to create a network of reliable caregivers.
- Aurora Clark, Associate Professor, Chemistry