Work Life Balance

At FSU we recognize that our faculty and staff face challenging work/life choices on a daily basis.  In support our employees, we currently offer the following programs:


Employee Assistance Program

FSU offers access to two Employee Assistance Programs ("EAP"), one for full-time employees and their household members and one for part-time employees and their household members.  Both EAPs offer support and solutions for dealing with work/life issues big and small.  

The EAP for part-time employees is administered by AllOne Health.  For confidential assistance call 800-451-1834.  In addition, part-time employees may access the MyLifeExpert, a secure and confidential member portal, which contains a wealth of information and resources, including professional development articles, self-paced skill building tools, and child and elder care referral information.  The EAP also has monthly webinars on a variety of work/life topics.  Create an account at MyLifeExpert to access the member portal (sign up with company code: fsceap).

The EAP for full-time employees is administered by Mass4You.  For confidential assistance call 844-263-1982. Mass4You also offers a Substance Abuse Treatment Helpline at 855-780-5955.  Also check out eMindful, a platform of games, content and courses covering a variety of subjects like sleep, anxiety and family care.  Available at (access code mass4you).

Child Care on Campus

The Jeanne M. Canelli Child Development Lab offers quality early childhood education to preschool-age children for Framingham State surrounding communities. The Child Development Lab also serves as a teaching laboratory for college students interested in teaching young children and conducting research in child development, psychology, and sociology. The development of the whole child is fostered here in the lab, and emphasis is placed on meeting the needs of each child in a literacy-rich environment. We take advantage of our location on a college campus to enrich our curriculum with participation in programs and special events held on campus. The Jeanne M. Canelli Child Development Lab offers programs during the school year (September through June). During the academic year, they follow Framingham State University’s schedule for vacations and holiday closures; however, the Child Development Lab continues through the middle of June. 

The Early Childhood Center offers year-round, full-day care from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Early Childhood Center enrolls children 2 years 9 months to 6 years old. Parents may select two, three, or five day options to enroll their child. The class size is limited to 19 children. The Early Childhood Center is staffed by highly qualified teachers and center directors who have earned bachelor and master degrees in early childhood, Massachusetts Early Childhood Education Pre-K through Grade 2 With or Without Special Needs teaching licenses, and preschool teacher certification. In addition, University students interested in working with young children and families intern in the Early Childhood Center to gain valuable experience. The students will be supervised by Center staff and faculty supervisors.