Work/Life – Family

UConn Work/Life

CT DCF Adoption Information

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national, nonprofit, public charity dedicated to dramatically increasing the adoptions of the more than 150,000 children waiting in North America's foster care systems. The website offers adoption facts and resources including the Step By Step Guide to Adoption and tools for employers starting an adoption assistance program.

Resource for Adoption Services in CT

University of CT Health Center/Adoption Assistance Program

Administration on Aging includes information designed for older Americans and their families, as well as those concerned about providing opportunities to enrich the lives of older persons.

Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. The 24 hour helpline is 800.272.3900. The Regional Office is located at 19 Ohio Ave, Norwich, CT. phone 860.887.3593. Kristine Johnson is the Eastern Regional Director.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), founded in 1958, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.

Assisted Living
Juniper Hill Village, (860) 429.9933

Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education is an international network of retiree organizations at colleges and universities, which fosters the development and sharing of ideas to assist member organizations in achieving their purposes and goals.

Connecticut 211-Older Adults

Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)
An employee benefit program to help manage dependent care expense.

Eldercare Locator, a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a resource that can help older persons and their families in every U.S. community, find local agencies, access home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care, as well as, caregiver support services.

Eldercare Web provides links to web resources for older adults and family caregivers. Topics include elder care, health care, financial and legal issues, social and mental needs, living arrangements, and more.

My Place CT
Provides consumers with information about health and transportation services, long-term care program and in-home care.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging was established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans 60 and over in every local community. Each AAA provides a range of options that allow older adults to choose the home and community-based services and living arrangements that suit them best.

National Council on Aging (NCOA) is dedicated to improving the lives of older Americans. They bring together non-profit organizations, business, and governmental agencies to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults.

Senior Resources, Agency on Aging
Connecticut's Area Agencies on Aging are private, nonprofit organizations that serve the needs of older persons as a focal point and resource center for information, program development and advocacy.

Share the Care offers an online and detailed model to assist caregivers in creating a caregiver "family" made up of friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and acquaintances.

2-1-1 Child Care Infoline --CT information resource that maintains current listings of all state licensed child care centers and family day care homes, as well as listings for nanny agencies, nursery schools, play groups and summer camp programs in Connecticut.

Child Care Aware, a program of NACCRRA, provides information for parents and child care providers. It helps families learn more about the elements of high-quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities and also provides child care providers with access to resources for their child care programs.

CT Child Day Care Licensing Program --CT DPH website provides licensing and other information on child day care providers in the state, including an online search database.

UConn, Storrs, Child Development Labs - The Uconn Child Development Laboratories provide a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment that offers developmentally appropriate programming for children 6 weeks - 5 years of age.

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) works with more than 700 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies nationwide and leads projects that increase the quality and availability of child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families.

National Association for the Education of Young Children is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and development services for all children from birth through age eight.

Childcare/Early Learning and more-Storrs

Find care for all you love at
UConn Babysitter and Families Facebook page

State of Connecticut College Savings Plan

Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)
A State of Connecticut employee benefit program to help manage dependent care expenses while reducing annual taxes

AAUP Child Care Reimbursement Program
Reimbursement program for members of the UConn Chapter of the American Association of University Professors

UCPEA Child Care Reimbursement Program
Reimbursement program for members of the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association

This State of Connecticut site provides information on programs which may help you pay for your child care

Tuition Benefits

Connecticut Birth to Three System
Provides information on typical child developmental milestones and what to do if your child is not developing as expected.

UConn KIDS (Kids in Developmental Science)
A consortium of research labs at UConn at the Storrs, Hartford and Waterbury branches, who study a wide range of topics in child behavior and development - spanning social, cognitive and language areas. Provides information on typical child developmental milestones and what to do if your child is not developing as expected.

The University of Connecticut has established “lactation areas” and “lactation breaks” for employees and students who are currently breastfeeding. Read more...
American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Site provides general information related to child health or for more specific guidelines concerning a pediatric issue.

Families and Work Institute
A nonprofit center for research that provides data to inform decision-making on the changing workforce, changing family and changing community., a web site of the American Academy of Pediatrics offers trustworthy, up-to-the-minute health care information and guidance for parents and caregivers, along with interactive tools and personalized content. In addition, visitors can search for a local AAP member pediatrician using the site's enhanced "Find a Pediatrician" tool and receive answers to specific questions by clicking on "Ask a Pediatrician."

March of Dimes dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Website includes information in English or Spanish for expectant and new parents.

National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC), a service of the Child Care Bureau, is a clearinghouse and technical assistance center that provides comprehensive child care information resources and technical assistance services to Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) administrators and other key stakeholders.

National Institute on Out-of-School Time works to bridge the worlds of research and practice to ensure that all children, youth, and families have access to high quality programs, activities.

UConn Mom4Moms Group

Zero to Three is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.