Students with Children
It can be challenging trying to be a parent and a student at the same time. Just by being a parent and a student, you have already proven that nothing is unreachable, and that you have great strength and determination. Below you will find a number of resources that may be helpful to you as you balance both these roles.
Child Care Google Group
The Work Life office created an NYU Child Care Google Group as a dedicated space for NYU families and students to connect around caregiving needs. The group functions as a shared "bulletin board" where community members can post, search for, and respond to caregiving jobs and services. Parents can also coordinate learning pods and nanny shares in the Google group.
Students are also encouraged to respond to caregiving posts and advertise their own services, whether they are for babysitting, tutoring, or even recreational coaching via this group.
Lactation Policy and Rooms
In an effort to support the well-being and success of parenting students, NYU created a Lactation Policy for Students, which is designed specifically to support students who wish to express breast milk during the course of their academic studies. This policy addresses access to lactation rooms on campus and sets forth procedures for requesting reasonable adjustments to academic obligations.
Komae at NYU: Frequently Asked Questions
In this video , Work Life's Child Care & Education Program Director Helga Yuan Larsen asks Komae CEO Erin Beck the questions she hears most often from families interested in using Komae, a cooperative childcare app where NYU families can rotate care for their children.
Note that due to COVID-19, department locations may not be open, we recommend you contact the sponsoring office in advance. Also note that access to campus spaces is subject to the current campus testing policy.
New York City Resources
Find childcare programs and resources available to you as a resident of New York City.
There are also several family events in New York City that you can search by date and location.
Upparent - a community of parents providing resources for other parents. Note the COVID-19 Family Guide.