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Being a new parent can be an overwhelming and exciting time. UC Irvine offers a variety of resources to help you navigate parenthood, including classes for expecting parents, new parents and parents of young children.

2017 Parenting Classes at the UCI Campus

ScholarShare: California's 529 College Savings Plan
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Campus Human Resources Training Room, 111 Theory Suite 200
The ScholarShare College Savings Plan is offered by the State of California. Webinars presented by TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. (TFI) is the Plan Manager. Learn more about ScholarShare: What is a Section 529 Plan? How does California’s 529 ScholarShare plan work? What are some of the features of ScholarShare? and How can you get started?
Register in the UC Learning Center >

February 9
August 10

Expecting Parents
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Campus Human Resources Training Room, 111 Theory Suite 200
Learn how to navigate the UCI Disability leave process. Learn how to file, get a personalized pregnancy disability timeline and much more. Presented by a Human Resources Disability Consultant.
Register in the UC Learning Center >

March 14
June 28
September 21

Parenting Resources 101
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Campus Human Resources Training Room, 111 Theory Suite 200
Learn about all of the parenting resources and programs UCI has to offer. From maximizing your medical benefit plans, to childcare resources, flexible work arrangements and saving for college, this workshop will guide you through what you need to know. Presented by UCI Wellness Program Administrator, Dyan Hall.
Register in the UC Learning Center >

April 18
October 10

Infant and Child First Aid and CPR
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Anteater Recreation Center, Kitchen/Classroom
Be Prepared. Learn and practice the proper techniques for infant and child first aid and CPR. These techniques differ from those for adults. This is a hands-on overview, not a certification course. Please bring any and all caregivers, family, and friends that may need this information. Presented by Campus Recreation Operations & Safety Coordinator, Trac Lam.
Register in the UC Learning Center >

May 10
November 16

Parent To Parent Workshop Series
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Campus Human Resources Training Room, 111 Theory Suite 200
Free, 20-part Parenting Education Program held weekly on Campus each Summer. Open to anyone in the UCI Community and the public. Parents and caregivers of children ages 0 - 12 years will learn the skills necessary to address issues such as communication, age appropriate development, and managing transitions. Spouses/partners, grandparents, and any caretakers are encouraged to attend. Over a $500 value, this series is offered free at UCI by The Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center, a non-profit organization, funded by the Orange County Health Care Agency. Learn more about Parent to Parent >
Registration Coming Soon.

2017 Summer Series: 2 classes per week for 10 weeks
Tuesdays and Fridays, June 27 - September 1

Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action Workshop Series
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Campus Human Resources Training Room, 111 Theory Suite 200
Free, 3-part Evidence-based Parenting Education Program Open to anyone in the UCI Community and the public. Parents and caregivers of middle school-aged youth are encouraged to attend to strengthen family relationships and educate parents on how to guide their children to lead healthy lives. You will learn that simple, everyday tasks, conversations, and activities can have positive effects on today’s youth and increase protective factors that prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug use and other risky behaviors. Spouses/partners, grandparents, and any caretakers are encouraged to attend. Presented by Sherryl Ramos, health educator with the Orange County Health Care Agency, Alcohol and Drug Education Prevention Team. Learn more about ADEPT >
Registration Coming Soon.

2017 Summer Series: 1 class per week for 3 weeks
July 19, July 26, and August 2

2017 Parenting Classes at the UC Irvine Medical Center

Pregnancy Disability
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA - multiple locations
This course will provide information to medical center staff on the pregnancy disability process.  It will cover the following areas: leave entitlements (PDL, FMLA, CFRA); disability benefits (Liberty Mutual); benefits; and leave paperwork/process. Presented by a Human Resources Disability Consultant.
Register in the UC Learning Center >

January 12              July 27
February 28            August 30
April 5                     September 26
May 23                    November 30
June 30

Prepared Childbirth
This five-class series equips parents-to-be with the skills they need for a successful and positive birth experience. Bring two pillows, a towel or mat and a partner to each class. This class is free to all participants. Available in Spanish. View Prepared Childbirth Schedule and Register >

Newborn Care
Pregnant women and their birth partners in their last trimester of pregnancy can benefit from this class. Infant feeding, dressing, bathing, diapering, normal newborn appearance and signs and symptoms of illness will be discussed. Registration is required. This class is free to UCI/UC Irvine Health patients, staff, volunteers and their families. Available in Spanish. View Newborn Care Schedule and Register >

Breastfeeding
This class is for pregnant women in their third trimester of pregnancy, as well as their birth partners. Discussion topics include the process of milk production, how to breastfeed, avoiding potential problems and returning to work. Registration is required. This class is free to UCI/UC Irvine Health patients, staff, volunteers and their families. Available in Spanish. View Breastfeeding Schedule and Register >

Parenting Webinars

ScholarShare Webinars
Webinars offered twice each month. The ScholarShare College Savings Plan is offered by the State of California. Webinars presented by TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. (TFI) is the Plan Manager. Learn more about ScholarShare, a Section 529 Plan, how California’s 529 ScholarShare plan works, and how you can get started.
View ScholarShare Webinar Schedule and Register >

Bright Horizons Family Matters Webinars and Radio Show
Bi-monthly webinar series and supporting resources give you the latest expert information on parenting, work/life integration, education, caregiving, and other relevant topics. Recorded Library available.
View Bright Horizons Webinar Schedule and Register >

Child Behavior Pathways Education Programs

This program is run by a multidisciplinary team of professionals from both CHOC and UCI who have expertise in early childhood behavior and learning issues. There is a full schedule of classes ongoing throughout the year in Orange County. Learn more about Child Behavior Pathways Classes >

 

 

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Additional Resources

- ADVANCE Dependent Care Travel Awards Program
- American Red Cross Refresher Center
- Benefits Education Program at Campus
- Breastfeeding Resources from UC Medical Plans
- City of Irvine Classes & Activities
- Cooking Classes at UCI
- College Admissions Coach Radio Show
- Disability Management  - Campus
- Disability Management - Medical Center
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Employee-Initiated Reduction in Time (ERIT)
- Ergonomic Assessment Form
- CPR/First Aid Certification
- Bright Horizons Family Matters Resource Room
- Flexible Work Schedule Guidelines
- Health Care Facilitator
- Infertility Benefits
- Lactation Accommodation Guidelines
- Lactation Resources at the UC Irvine Medical Center
- Lactation Rooms on Campus
- My Liberty Mobile
- ScholarShare College Savings Plan
- Sittercity (Bright Horizons)
- Swim Lessons at UCI
- Test4Baby
- The Newborn Channel (password:02800)
- UCI Child Care Services
- UCI Office of Academic Personnel: Family Friendly Resources
- UCI PD radKIDS Program
- UCI Student Wellness and Health Promotion
- UC Irvine Health - Patient Health Education

 

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