Family and Pet Support

Northrop Grumman offers a variety of services to help employees manage their family life. For many people, finding high-quality child care is a crucial element in finding that balance. Others may benefit from resources on applying for college. Learn what’s available to help with these and other family situations.

*Must be on the Northrop Grumman Global Network (NGGN) to use most links.

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Adopting a child is a joyous occasion, but it can bring unique financial challenges. Through the Northrop Grumman Adoption Assistance Program, you can be reimbursed up to $3,500 for qualified expenses per adoption, with a $7,000 calendar-year maximum. Get complete details here, and begin the process by submitting a request form though Employee Services.

For information regarding paid parental leave, click here.

Note: Represented employees should refer to their CBA for details.

Back-up Care Advantage offers employees a safety net for those days when regular care arrangements fall through and you need to be at work. Back-up care supplements these arrangements and is a comforting emergency alternative when you need it the most.

Take advantage of up to 10 unplanned/emergency back-up child care or adult/elder care sessions per year at a nominal fee when your regular care provider isn’t available. Options include center-based or in-home care. Visit Bright Horizons for more information and use the username Northgrum and password CARE4YOU.

Receive expert consultation from a Work/Life specialist Bright Horizons who will research your needs for child care and or elder care. A customized information package will be tailored based on your request. Call Work/Life Solutions at 800-982-8161.

A program within Bright Horizon called Years Ahead can provide you with referrals for elder care services like minor chores and meal preparation, and search for specialized facilities including memory and hospice care, and independent and assisted living communities. Visit Bright Horizons to learn more.

Sitter City by Bright Horizons gives employees access to a comprehensive database of babysitters, nannies, and virtual tutors who can assist with housekeeping and homework help.

Employees are also eligible for tuition discounts and preferred center placements through Bright Horizons affiliated childcare centers. Visit Bright Horizons for more information.

Visit Bright Horizons and use the username Northgrum and password CARE4YOU.

Northrop Grumman knows that educating your child can be a very stressful and time-consuming task for you and your whole family. Northrop Grumman has partnered with College Coach, an organization with expertise in assisting employees and their families through important educational challenges. This benefit is provided at no cost to Northrop Grumman employees and their families.

College Coach provides access to experts who have worked at top colleges and can give you the guidance needed to help you prepare for college, beginning in elementary school. Take advantage of live events, access to a virtual learning center, personalized assistance through a help desk and one-on-one counseling.

Additionally, College Coach provides excellent guidance for student loan repayment strategies through webinars and 1:1 counseling with experts.

Phone Counseling
Meet with an expert via phone to discuss your student. Learn specific individualized strategies, get credible answers to your questions and save time by consulting with an expert.

Learning Center
The Learning Center offers timelines, FAQs, informative resources, and recorded presentations for your family to explore whenever the time is convenient for you.

Visit the College Coach Portal for more information and sign into your account. Visit Bright Horizons and use the username Northgrum and password CARE4YOU if you are a first-time user.

Each year, scholarships in the amount of $2,000 are awarded to the children of full-time and part-time employees (20 or more hours a week). The National Merit Scholarships and Northrop Grumman Special Scholarships offer 55 awards and Northrop Grumman Scholarships for Employees’ Children provides up to 130 scholarships. Application periods and requirements differ for each award. To learn more, please visit this page.

Understand, advocate for, and support your child from birth to young adulthood with personalized guidance and resources. The program provides support for children of all abilities and features a platform with extensive resources and tools (by state); an ask the expert feature; more than 20 webinars focusing on relevant, current educational topics and offers 1:1 guidance for individual family situations. Visit Bright Horizons and create a Special Needs user account.

First time users: username Northgrum and password CARE4YOU.

My Pet Protection from Nationwide helps you offer your pets the best care possible. Choose the level of reimbursement and coverage that fits your needs and budget for services that cover accidents, illnesses, and hereditary conditions.

You're free to use any vet and get additional benefits for emergency boarding, lost pet advertising, and more. Plus, a 24/7 vet helpline is available as a free service to all pet insurance members ($150 value).

You can have your pet insurance automatically deducted from your paycheck, just as you do your health insurance premiums.

Go to Nationwide or call 877-738-7874 for more information.

Sitter City by Bright Horizons gives employees access to a comprehensive database of dog walkers and pet sitters. Visit Bright Horizons and use the username Northgrum and password CARE4YOU.

Northrop Grumman partners with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant a tree in the Guatemalan Western Highlands rainforest in memory of a lost loved one. To learn more about the program, or submit a request to remember someone who passed, click here.