UCI Parenting Support Program

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

UCI Health Patient Health Education Classes

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

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

Child Behavior Pathways is a parent education program for families with children ages 0-6. Using practical, evidence-based tools, our team of professionals offer classes to help parents better understand and effectively manage challenging behaviors in the home using proactive, prevention and early intervention techniques. This program is run by a multidisciplinary team of professionals from both CHOC and UCI at locations throughout Orange County. UCI employees receive a 20% discount off registration fee. Learn more about Child Behavior Pathways services and classes >

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UCI Employee Assistance Program

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Additional Resources

ADVANCE Dependent Care Travel Awards Program

Bright Horizon Program (Flyer)

Bright Horizon Resources for Families

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Cooking Classes at UCI

College Admissions Coach Radio Show

CPR/First Aid Certification

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employee-Initiated Reduction in Time (ERIT) Program

Ergonomic Assessment Form (Campus)

Financial Resources

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Lactation Rooms at UCI

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ScholarShare College Savings Plan

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UC Medical Plan Resources

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Youth Camps at UCI

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