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

The Employee Assistance Program ("EAP"), administered by AllOne Health, provides faculty, staff, and their household members with support and solutions for dealing with work/life issues big and small.  For confidential assistance call (800)-451-1834.

In addition, all employees may access the EAP Work/Life website, 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. To find out more, logon to the Work/Life Website.  (Please contact HR for password and login information.)

If you have any questions regarding the Work/Life website, or would like assistance in designing staff development programs utilizing this resource, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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.