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Explore Summer Child Care Options for Working Parents

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 12, 2021) — Planning summer child care is an important aspect of being a working parent. Summer camps and programs can offer children an enriching experience where they learn new skills, stay active and make lasting memories. While University of Kentucky Human Resources' Work-Life Office is not holding its annual in-person Summer Camps Fair in 2021, they have compiled a list of in-person and virtual camps to help with the planning process. 

For parents who would like to cut back on their work schedules, reduced seasonal hours are available for full-time employees.  

Parents can also explore care options for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years at local centers or in-home providers. UK HR Work-Life has provided a list of some centers and programs on their resources for parents page.  

Beyond child care information, UK HR Work-Life also offers many virtual events through the spring and beyond to help working parents stay connected.  

Upcoming events include: 

  • Midday Mingle, ​an informal opportunity for employees to talk, listen and connect, presented at noon every Monday and Thursday. 
  • Presentation on co-parenting in two households beginning noon Tuesday, April 13.
  • Presentation on personal productivity hacks starting 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 19.
  • Real talk roundtable on conflicts beginning 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 20.
  • Coffee chat for parents, an informal opportunity for parents to connect, share resources and seek advice starting 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 21. 

More information for working parents in the months to come can be found on the resources for parents page. A full list of upcoming events can be found on the Work-Life calendar. If employees have questions about finding child care or are seeking other suggestions for supporting parents, reach out to worklife@uky.edu.

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