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Welcoming a new child

New parents checklist

Discover tips on work transitions, leave, benefits, day care and more support.

Parental leave

Learn how long you can take two weeks of paid parental leave, plus use other accrued leaves to cover up to 12 weeks away.

Breastfeeding and lactation needs

Know that we provide lactation locations, flexible breaks and insurance-covered pumps.

FOR PREGNANCY Work accommodations

If you’re experiencing a pregnancy-related disability or limitation at work, please request accommodation with our Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity. You are protected from discrimination.

Support for you and your family

Working parents network

Connect with other parents, share tips and ask questions at our meetings and more.

Benefits available to you or your child

Planning for child care

Local child care directory

Browse the list we maintain of nearby child care centers and special programs.

Sitter referrals for kids and pets

Connect with a UK student who helps with occasional caregiving for kids and pets.

2021 summer camps directory

See an overview of many summer camps in the region.

Updates

February 19, 2021 Requests for virtual K-12 tutoring referrals currently closed

After recently launching a temporary virtual tutoring referral service, Big Blue Virtual Tutoring, we are now closed to new referral requests from employees who are parents to school-age children.

January 26, 2021 Virtual K-12 tutoring temporarily offered to UK employees' children

Sign up your school-age children for one-on-one virtual tutoring with a UK student at no cost to you.

From our blog

September 16, 2020 Parents' Night Off: Anytime Stories for Children Azetta Beatty, MS

20 min. read

August 20, 2020 Child care info for UKHC employees during COVID-19 Azetta Beatty, MS

5 min. read

August 13, 2020 Child care referrals with UK's Child Care Aware Azetta Beatty, MS

2 min. read

Podcasts

Becoming Wildly Resilient: Stories of Resilience
Jakob W. Hester, MS
71 min. listen

For supervisors

October 18, 2017 Supervisors: Break time for lactation Azetta Beatty, MS

3 min. read