Child Care & Schools
Work Life is here to support NYU parents and families during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please visit our Work Life COVID-19 Resources: 2020-2021 Academic Year page for the latest information.
As part of NYU’s commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive work environment, the Work Life office develops programming and resources that support full-time faculty, professional research staff and administrators with children. Additionally, consultations can be scheduled with the Program Director of Child Care & Education to help you navigate child care and schools in NYC.
New and Expectant Parents Support Group
The Work Life office is sponsoring support groups for new and expectant parents! New groups are being planned for the spring of 2021. University administrators are invited to join a 6-session group led by Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, who is a Parenting Educator, a Registered International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and a Certified Childbirth Educator from the 14th St. Y at the Educational Alliance.
If you are interested in joining the Spring 2021 support group, please complete this short questionnaire.
The Working Fathers Support Group
Something new just for dads! We're gathering interest for the Working Fathers Support Group, which would seek to create a supportive community space for dads to connect and to share resources and information. If you're interested, please complete this Google form.
Parent Support Group for Children with Special Needs
Work Life leads an affinity group for parents of children with special needs. We offer a space for parents to share their ideas about building a community of support and learn together with other families at NYU. RSVP to Program Director Helga Yuan Larsen for the Zoom details.
Support Group for Adoptive and Prospective Adoptive Parents
The Work Life office is creating a community for adoptive and prospective adoptive parents. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Program Director Helga Yuan Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Parent Affinity Groups:
Working Mothers Support Group
Started in 2015, the Working Mothers Support Group aims to create a community of support where working mom administrators and staff can share resources and knowledge to make life a little easier. If you're interested in joining, please register here.
Mothers of Color Support Group
The Mothers of Color Support Group is a forum for working mothers of color at NYU to share their experiences at the university and discuss topics specific to women of color, their partners, and their children. If you're interested in joining, please register here.
Administrative Management Council (AMC) Parents Group
The AMC Parents Group is a listserv where NYU administrators are invited to share parenting questions, information, and resources including:
- Child care and day care
- Fun family activities
- Free gear / Hand-me-downs
- Maternity leave, bonding leave, and other benefits
- How to survive being a parent in the NYC area!
To join, please email Kristi Schwindt Ramos.
Contact Work Life
Helga Yuan Larsen, Program Director for Early Childhood & K-12 Education
- Registration is now open for the Spring 2021 New and Expectant Parents Support Group!
- NYU Langone will be leading a 4-session stress management and mindfulness group for parents of children with disabilities.
- The music faculty at the Third Street Preschool is offering two free virtual events this January to introduce young children to the joy of early music, movement and dance participation.