Health & Wellness
GVSU Faculty and Staff Family Friendly Resource Guide
Work Place Options - Resource Referral Services for Child Care Providers
Did you know that it takes the average person 35 hours to find a child care provider? Let Work Place Options, part of GVSU's Employee Assistance Service, help you out! Simply call 1-800-788-8630 and speak with a referral specialist. The referral specialist will conduct a tailored search for the child care provider that best fits the needs of your child(ren). Let Work Place Options do the work for you
Children's Enrichment Center
Located on the GVSU campus and serves children 2 1/2 - 12 years old. The Enrichment Center is open before and after school and during the summer for school age children and is open 7:00 am to 6:00 pm year round.
The Children's Enrichment Center Offers three levels of preschool classes, as well as student parent support, and observational or volunteer opportunities. For details and more information visit the website or contact Sharalle Arnold at 331-5437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Baby Changing Stations
Baby changing stations have been added to male and female restrooms across campus. This has been done to serve the children of our faculty, staff, students and community members during working hours or for events that may be on campus.
Rooms for Nursing Mothers
GVSU is striving to make it easier for nursing mothers to maintain breast-feeding after returning to work or school by providing private and comfortable rooms for nursing mothers.
GVSU recognizes the importance of supporting nursing mothers by providing space for mothers to express milk. If you are having difficulty making arrangements, please contact Sue Sloop at Work Life Connections, 331-8011 or email@example.com.
Support for Working Mothers, Fathers, and Families
What Daddies Do Best
When do guys get the chance to meet and talk about being a dad? Here it is! Join us for interesting and lively dialogue between GVSU dads of young children. Lunch provided.
Facilitated by: Sharalle Arnold,
GVSU Children’s EnrichmentCenter
Sue Sloop, GVSU Work Life Connections Program
January 17, 2013 and March 14, 2013
KC 2264 for all meetings
All sessions are 12:00pm – 1:00 pm
To register: http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/
What Mommies Do Best
Come join us for an "in home" spa experience. Enjoy pampering, a light lunch and connecting with other parents while they enjoy sitting in front of the fireplace.
More info can be found at the Women's Resource Center website.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 percent of children (over 9 million) 6-19 years old are overweight or obese. . . .
- Experts agree that inactivity and poor eating habits contribute to obesity. . . .
- Nearly one-third of U.S. children aged 4 to 19 eat fast food every day, resulting in approximately six extra pounds per year, per child.
Available Support Literature
Literature on topics ranging from expecting your first child, to potty training, a variety of materials are available to help you with the journey of all stages of life
Mom Colored Glasses
Mom Colored Classes, is a great online resource provided for the many moms out there. This creative, neat site gives interesting insight on being inspired, being whole, and being informed.
“Being a mom changes the way you look at the world”
Susan Sloop, Work Life Consultant
GVSU Human Resources
Phone: (616) 331-2215, Fax: (616) 331-3216
For all Work Life or Financial/Legal Resources and Referrals
Contact 1-800-788-8630 or www.encompass.us.com
Page last modified May 20, 2013