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! New groups are being planned for the Fall 2022 semester. The 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.
If you are interested in joining the Fall 2022 support group, please complete this short questionnaire.
Parents Group for Faculty Families
The Work Life office is hosting a virtual monthly support group for faculty families of children ages 3 through 5 years. This group will be facilitated by Dr. Erin O'Connor, Professor in Teaching and Learning at Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. During each session Dr. O'Connor will lead a brief talk on a parenting topic, followed by an open discussion. The intent of this group is to create a space for parents to connect around shared experiences and facilitated discussions that make child development research accessible.
If you are interested in joining, please complete this short questionnaire. (Partners are welcome, too.)
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 email@example.com.
Additional Parent Affinity Groups:
Support Groups for Caregivers of and Teens who Identify as Transgender
The Gender and Sexuality Service at the Child Study Center 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
- Work Life is hosting a virtual monthly support group for faculty families of children ages 3 through 5 years. Learn more and join.
- For parents of children with special needs, Dr. Gili Segall at the Child Study Center is leading a Stress Management and Mindfulness Virtual Workshop Series. Contact Helga Yuan Larsen if you're interested in joining.