Child Care & Schools
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! The 6-session group is led by Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, who is a Parenting Educator, a Registered International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and a Certified Childbirth Educator.
If you are interested in joining the Spring 2023 support group, please complete this short questionnaire.
Affinity Group for Families with Special Needs
The Work Life Office facilitates a virtual affinity group for families of children with special needs that meets every other month on Wednesdays from 4:00pm - 4:30pm ET. The intent of this group is to offer a space for families to share their experiences and build a community of support to learn together with other families at NYU. If you are interested in joining, please complete this brief Google form.
In addition, Work Life offers monthly virtual Office Hours on Fridays from 12:30pm - 1:00pm ET. Register for a time with this Zoom link if you have any questions or would like some assistance.
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.
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.
Support Groups for Caregivers of and Teens who Identify as Transgender
The Gender and Sexuality Service at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone offers four monthly support groups for caregivers and parents of gender expansive and transgender youth. These groups will provide caregivers and parents the opportunity to learn about the experience of transgender youth, gender affirming medical care, and learn about best practices in parenting gender expansive youth.
Learn more about upcoming 2023 groups.
Contact Work Life
Helga Yuan Larsen, Program Director for Early Childhood & K-12 Education
- Upcoming Event: “Mindful Parenting Workshop” with Dr. Gili Segall
- Sign up now to join our Spring 2023 New &. Expectant Parent Support Group