Here are resources for the different stages of life of your family including lactation support, child care, parenting help and support, and elder care.
Lactation Rooms are private, dedicated spaces that are free from intrusion and accessible for use during regular building hours. They are clearly labeled so they are easy to find. Rooms which require users to contact someone to schedule and/or arrange access will be clearly labeled with this information. You may also contact your building's maintenance reporter to locate space in your building. If you have any questions or concerns about space, please contact Human Resources Employee Relations at 402-472-3101.
Each space is equipped with a comfortable chair, a side table, sink and countertop, paper towel dispenser, two electrical outlets and a lockable door with occupancy indicator. Some spaces may not have a sink when operating as a temporary accommodation but should be located near an operable sink within a reasonable distance as determined by the University Code Official.
Lactation Spaces are available and meet basic requirements for lactation use. They are functional, shielded from view, free from intrusion and available during normal business hours. They are NOT located in a bathroom.
Lactation Rooms and Spaces Map/List
If you need to borrow a small refrigerator for milk storage during the period of lactation, please call the Housing Facilities Operations Office at 402-472-3753. (see Lactation Support Policy)
Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group for breastfeeding mothers returning to school or work is provided by the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW). The group meets at the Women's Center and is open to students, staff, and faculty. Participants may attend while pregnant or after the baby is born. For more information contact Kacey Nelkin Pedersen, firstname.lastname@example.org. There are also a variety of resources from HealthyLincoln.org that are found by clicking on the Breastfeeding tab.
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account may be used to pay dependent care expenses that are necessary for you and your spouse to work. Contact the Benefits office if you have questions at email@example.com or 402-472-2600.
UNL Children's Center is located on the eastern side of City Campus at 2225 "W" Street, the Children's Center provides care year round. They serve faculty, staff, students and the community of Lincoln. Full-time care is provided for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The Center opens daily at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. The rates vary for students, faculty staff and the community. Detailed information is available at http://childcare.unl.edu.
Nebraska Child Care is a service provided by Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department to search for child care providers in Lincoln-Lancaster County. To conduct a search for child care providers, visit https://nrrs.ne.gov/categories/child_care.
Ruth Staples Child Development Lab (CDL) is operated by the College of Education and Human Family Sciences at 35th and Fair Streets on East Campus. The mission is education, outreach, and research and distinguishes the Child Development Lab from other early childhood programs, which exist solely to provide the service of child care and education. Detailed information is available at https://cehs.unl.edu/ruthstaplescdl
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services provides child care resources for parents to help you make informed decisions about your child's care. You’ll be able to search for child care providers and learn about child care subsidies and assistance among other resources.
Roster of Licensed Child Care and Preschool Programs in Nebraska is available. For assistance, call 1-800-600-1289 (toll free in Nebraska) or 402-71-9278 (in Lincoln).
Family/Medical Leaves of Absence may be used to address a serious health condition of the employee's child which prevents the employee from performing the essential functions of the job, or to address concerns associated with a death in the immediate family. See also the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Parenting Support & Resources
Parenting with Love and Logic parenting classes are available through the Employee Assistance Program. Individual sessions at the EAP for parenting support are also available.
The Counseling and School Psychology Clinic seeks to improve educational, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning and interactions of individuals, families, groups and counseling/therapy, consultation, and education. They conduct psychological and educational evaluations of children and youth to address referral questions from parents/caregivers and or schools. In addition, clinic therapists provide individual child and adult therapy to address a wide range of referral concerns.
Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network was developed by the Nebraska Department of Education to provide training and technical assistance to local school districts, educational service units and parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
CEHS Special Education & Communication Disorders provide a number of clinics and outreach resources available such as the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic, Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center, Hearing Aid Banks, and Cognitive Strategy Instruction.
Campus Rec Youth Activities are offered through Campus Recreation including Husker Kids & Husker Adventures Summer Camps, Itty Bitty Sports and Swim Lessons.
Nebraska 4-H clubs, camps, school enrichment and after school programs offered.
Dependent Scholarships are available if your dependent attends the university. You may be transfer the equivalent of fifteen (15) semester credit hours in any 12 month period (July through August) to one or more of your dependents.
First Steps How to Care for Your Parent Without Losing Your Job.
Nebraska Resource and Referral System will help you search for adult day care and assisted living.
Care Givers Support Group, offered through the EAP, is designed to provide opportunities for participants to gain information, understanding, and support from others experiencing similar situations concerning aging parents.
Lincoln Caregivers Education Group offers opportunities for participants to gain information, understanding, and support from others experiencing similar situations concerning aging parents or family members with health problems.
Aging Partners of Lincoln plans, coordinates and advocates for older people in an eight-county area. Their mission is to enhance daily living, expand personal choices and educate the community in an effort to ensure the independence and full life of the people they serve.
In-Home Care in Nebraska has lots of resources about the cost of in-home care, financial assistance, free and low-cost in-home care resources and in-home care laws and regulations in Nebraska.
Respite Care information and resources are available from the State of Nebraska. Respite care, planned or emergency, is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members with special needs.
Family/Medical Leaves of Absence may be used to address a serious health condition of the employee's parent or spouse, which prevents the employee from performing the essential functions of the job; or to address concerns associated with a death in the immediate family. See also Family and Medical Leave Act.