For Parents

The University of Arizona is committed to the success of its employees and offers a variety of benefits and services to support the diverse family needs of faculty and staff members.

Services

Childcare Consultations

Meet with a dependent care advisor to explore childcare options that address your family’s unique needs. 

Parenting Consultations

Work with a dependent care advisor to identify and develop parenting techniques consistent with your family’s values.

Employee Assistance Counseling

Receive free, confidential short-term counseling for yourself, your dependents, and members of your household.


Programs

Sick and Back-Up Childcare

Use subsidized childcare services up to 10 times per year if your regular care is interrupted.

Childcare Choice

Receive up to $2,000 in reimbursements for qualifying childcare.


Benefits and Guides

Flexible Spending Accounts

Consider if a dependent care flexible spending account, which covers nannies and private in-home care, may be right for you.

Flexible Work Arrangements

Explore opportunities for a flexible schedule or location with your supervisor.

Leaves

Find out if Family and Medical Leave makes sense for you.

Tuition Assistance

Discover how the University supports your child's education through qualified tuition reduction.


Additional Resources

Events

An older woman offers a sandwich to a young child

The Sandwich Generation Club

People who care for loved ones in different age groups at the same time are called the “sandwich generation.”

Those loved ones often, but not always, include both young children and aging parents.

Are you part of the club? If so, these workshops were made for you. Dependent care experts from Life & Work Connections will share survival tips and tools to help you navigate the unique challenges of your dual caregiver role.

Register Now

New in 2021! QPR Gatekeeper Training for Parents

Question, persuade, refer:
Learn three simple steps to help save your child’s life from suicide.

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Articles

Thrive in Your Changing Role as a Parent

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The shift doesn't happen overnight, or on an established timeline. It's an evolving process that takes intentionality.

Enjoy the Ride

Playing Referee in Sibling Rivalry

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No matter how hard you try to keep the peace, some conflict is inevitable. Here's how to minimize your stress.

Take a Breath

Start a Caregiving Conversation

“Two people drinking tea and talking”

Just the thought of talking about caregiving can bring a rush of discomfort. Luckily, it gets easier the more you try.

Create a Plan

When Office and School Share a Room

Collage of families of different sizes and ages

Consider guidelines to help you support your child’s education while fulfilling your job duties. (15 minutes)

Building Routines

Relationships

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Create boundaries in work and personal relationships to improve your presence and connection. (15 minutes)

Building Bridges

Social-Emotional Learning at Home

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Explore ways to support your kid’s social and emotional learning while staying home. (15 minutes)

Building Skills