UC is committed to supporting the members of the University Community and their families as they balance family care responsibilities with their work. The Berkeley Campus offers many resources to staff including child/elder care programs, parenting resources and more.
Campus Early Childhood Education Program
The Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP) provides quality early childhood services to over 200 children of University faculty, staff and students at four centers in Berkeley and Albany.
Family Care Resources
UC provides access to Bright Horizons Care Advantage, a web-based resource for finding childcare, eldercare, and other family care providers. UC pays the fee that gives you access to the Bright Horizons Care Advantage website with its networks of pre-screened providers. You make all the arrangements including hiring and payment to the provider you choose. To activate your membership click here: https://www.sittercity.com/universityofcalifornia
Lactation Room at Haas
Haas has a lactation room in Cheit Hall with a hospital-grade breast pump. Please visit the Campus Wellness Center’s Breastfeeding Support Program online to obtain the code key and directions to the room. Users are asked to register with the campus Breastfeeding Support Program.
Elder Care Program
The Elder Care Program, a part of CARE Services, offers confidential, free assistance for faculty and staff who are caring for or concerned about an elder or dependent adult.
UCB Resource Center on Aging
The Center maintains an extensive website that includes: a listing of current semester’s courses on aging offered at UCB; database of the Center’s Aging Library; electronic library with links to either full text or pdf reports on various topics on aging; resources on aging at the schools of Public Health, Social Welfare, and Optometry; links to other websites on aging. The center also publishes a bi-weekly email newsletter.
Berkeley offers an impressive range of high-quality recreational and summer programs and camps for children and teens.
- The Cal Athletic department offers sport-specific classes and day camps for children and teenagers.
- The Cal Recreational Sports Program runs popular summer day camps for children ages five through 16. Some of the camps focus on general sports and outdoor activities such as swimming lessons, crafts, and games and sports, while others focus on more-specialized activities such as rock climbing, skateboarding, and gymnastics.
- The Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) offers challenging summer classes for K-11 students. Taught by outstanding university, public, and private school instructors, the classes are designed to engage the students’ hearts and minds.
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