Parenting and caregiving while working or going to school is a reality for many in our community. Together with our partners across campus, the Women’s Center supports parents and caregivers through programs and resources. Please find a list of on and off campus resources below.
The Women’s Center supports working parents by facilitating affinity groups, managing the working families google group, and sharing resources.
Working Families Google Group
The Women’s Center moderates the Working Families google group where Wake Forest employees with caregiving responsibilities may share resources and support. Email email@example.com to subscribe.
WFU Parents & Caregivers Support Group
The Women’s Center collaborates with the Parent and Caregiver Affinity Resource Group to offer peer support groups for working parents and caregivers to come together virtually. To join these quarterly calls, please reach out to the Women’s Center or the Parent and Caregiver ARG.
WFU Parents & Caregivers Facebook Group
This Facebook group is for WFU parents & caregivers who are newly working and/or parenting and care-giving from home. The purpose of this group is to build a virtual community of parents and caregivers at WFU; to share challenges as well as resources; and to offer words (or memes!) of encouragement and support to one another during this unprecedented time.
WFU Family Day
The Women’s Center partners annually with the Parent and Caregiver ARG, Office of Wellbeing, and Campus Recreation to host Family Day in the Sutton Center.
Please find attached information for resources for pregnant individuals in the county.
The Child Care Resource Center will assist you in matching child care services with child care needs, providing professional development opportunities to early childhood professionals, and providing public awareness about the importance of quality child care. Identify yourself as a WFU employee to receive the full benefit.
Imprints Cares is an early childhood education nonprofit that has been providing services to Forsyth County families for 50 years.
YMCA WSNC offers child care and support with remote learning. Activities include health and wellness, arts and humanities, science and technology and service learning projects. E-learning opportunities are also available.
Forsyth Family Power A crowd-sourced document of child care options.
Kaleideum Brochure offers three different learning opportunities for families: full day remote learning support for K-8, morning preschool for 3-5 yr olds, and afternoon enrichment for K-5.
WS Recreation and Parks Department will continue to offer extended day camps at nine recreation centers starting Monday, Aug. 17, to provide an alternative location where children can participate in their remote learning classes. The day camps will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at a cost of $25 a week.
The Enrichment Center helps adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities reach their full potential and achieve their best life. Through art classes, life skills training, community activities and job placement, individuals build on their abilities and connect to the broader community. These efforts enrich their lives, and the life of our community through their inclusion.
Springwell Network, Inc. is a non-profit, United Way member agency that serves adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. They provide quality residential care and training for adult persons with mental challenges and/or other intellectual developmental disabilities and consistently looks for innovative resources and means for the expansion of services for these individuals.
Elder Care Choices through Senior Services. As a WFU employee, you have access to a counselor through Elder Care Choices. They provide services such as:
- Identifying needs for loved ones
- Locating resources for older adults living anywhere in the United States
- Creating a comprehensive referral package, including profiles of services
- Providing assistance with Medicare questions and choosing plans
- Webinars on issues related to care-giving for older adults