Back-Up Care

Back-up Care High Demand Dates

A Guide to Backup Care Program High Demand Dates*

JANUARY
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Third Monday of January)

FEBRUARY
Presidents Day (Third Monday of February)
Mid-winter Recess for Public Schools (Week of Presidents Day)
Lunar New Year (Varies Year to Year)

MARCH   
Spring Break for Columbia University (Third Week of March)
Spring Break for NYC Independent Schools and some Private Schools (Last Two Weeks of March)
Good Friday (Varies Year to Year)

APRIL  
 
Spring Break for Public Schools (Varies Year to Year)
Good Friday (Varies Year to Year)

MAY   

JUNE
Summer Break Begins for NYC Independent and Public Schools (Dates Vary)

JULY   
Summer Break for NYC Independent and Public Schools (All Month)

AUGUST
Summer Break for Independent and Public Schools (All Month)
Summer Break for Many Child Care Centers (Last Two Weeks of August)

SEPTEMBER
   
Rosh Hashanah (Varies Year to Year)
Yom Kippur (Varies Year to Year)
Eid al-Adha (Varies Year to Year)

OCTOBER   
Rosh Hashanah (Varies Year to Year)
Yom Kippur (Varies Year to Year)
Columbus Day (Second Monday of October)

NOVEMBER   
Election Day (Tuesday following the First Monday in November)
NJEA Conference for New Jersey Public Schools (First or Second Thursday & Friday in November) Veterans Day (November 11)

DECEMBER   
Winter Break for NYC Independent Schools (Typically Week before Christmas through New Year’s Day)
Winter Break for Public Schools (Week between Christmas and New Year’s Day)
New Year’s Eve (December 31)

* High Demand Day Calendar refers to those days throughout the year when local public or independent schools are closed and, therefore the backup care centers and providers experience higher than average usage. Bright Horizons does its best to accommodate each reservation.