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New Parent Packet

Balancing work with the arrival of a new child can be difficult. To help make the transition a little easier, Yale offers new parents or parents-to-be a New Parent Packet. As a component of Yale's WorkLife program, which is designed to "improve the quality of life for members of the Yale Community and their families," the Department of Human Resources is sending  current Yale faculty, staff, students and postdocs who adopt or give birth to children a "New Parent Packet" containing helpful information to ease the daily challenge of balancing work and family life.

The packet includes a gift for the child and a wealth of information for parents about University services such as the Yale Babysitting Service, finding child care,  back-up child care, dependent care spending account for working parents,  as well as tips and advice on flexible work schedules. In addition, the packet includes a copy of "favorite songs, games and art activities" compiled for children by the staff of Yale's affiliated child-care programs.

To request that a New Parent Packet be sent out or for more information, please e-mail worklife@yale.edu.

  • Parent name
  • Yale affiliation (Faculty, M&P, C&T, S&M, Student,  Postdoc)
  • Home address
  • Child's date of birth or expected date of birth(for size appropriate gift)

NOTE: If you are e-mailing on behalf of the parent, please notify the parent that you are providing the WorkLife Program with this information.