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Support for you and your family

Working parents network

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

Consult with a working parent expert

Balancing parenting and work can be tough. You are not alone. Consult with a working parent expert.

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.

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Planning for child care

Child care resources

Finding the right child care option for will always be one of the most important decisions you make.

Family resource directory

Activities and services for UK employees and their families.

2024 summer camps directory

See an overview of several summer camps in the region.

Sitter referrals for kids and pets

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


September 16, 2020

Parents' Night Off: Anytime Stories for Children

Join HR Work-Life Manager, Azetta Beatty, for three great stories: Tiger Can't Sleep: My Lucky Day: Love Is A Family:

August 12, 2020

Options for working parents during virtual learning

With the majority of school districts beginning the school year with virtual learning, we know child care remains a concern for many of you, so we want to provide some resources to help. 

July 20, 2020

COVID-19 guidelines implemented to ensure clean, safe lactation spaces

The University of Kentucky is committed to supporting lactation and to providing private accessible space for those who need it, including employees. Lactation rooms remain open As the university continues through the reopening phases, lactation rooms have and will remain open and users will have to follow new health protocols for COVID-19. The guidelines from Environmental Health and Safety include these safety measures: 

January 27, 2016

Preparing for parental leave

So, you are familiar with the leave and benefits we offer to new UK parents, but what does the timeline look like when preparing for leave? 1. Determine the length and timing of your leave 2. Find child care - these programs are often on a 9-10 month waiting list. If you are interested, we encourage you to talk to the directors as early as possible.