Child Care and Family Resources for Students
|We want to make your responsibility as a parent and/or caregiver a bit easier so that you can thrive academically as a student at the University of Denver. This section of the Child Care and Family Resources website is dedicated to the needs of students at the University of Denver who juggle numerous important priorities including parenting, studying, elder care, and other home- and family-related responsibilities. DU is committed to the success of all students and wants to ensure that all students have opportunities to fully benefit from the DU community. To achieve this, we have collected valuable information and resources designed to help balance the multiple and sometimes competing demands in the lives of students who care for others. We hope that you find this site useful and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions.
Photograph generously provided
by the Milestones Project
PARENTING AND ELDER CARE RESOURCES
If you are seeking early childhood education or child care, there are several options outlined on our Child Care Options page. The Fisher Early Learning Center provides an innovative and creative model of early childhood education. A partner with The College of Education at The University of Denver, Fisher serves families with children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Qualistar Early Learning is the child care resource and referral network for the state of Colorado. The network consists of 15 agencies throughout the state that assist parents, child care providers, and their local communities. Learn more about Qualistar>>
We have collected an extensive list of fact sheets, articles, books, and videos and dvds of interest to parents and elder caregivers. Topics include child care, parenting, educating children, elder care, family health care, and family matters in academia. All of our listings provide a brief summary of the content and a link that takes you to the resource directly.
Parents of school-age children know that child care demands may change, but they don't lessen once children begin attending school. Our resources for parents of school-age children can help. Read more>>
We provide two online discussion groups for members of the University Community. The DU Parents group provides a discussion forum for students, faculty, and staff who care for children. The DU Elder Caregivers group allows members of the DU community to share resources and discuss topics about caring for adult family members.
FAMILY ACTIVITIES AT DU AND IN THE METRO DENVER AREA
The University Community hosts several events that appeal to the whole family throughout the year. For detailed information about happenings at DU, visit http://ducal.du.edu/ and select among a variety of calendars.
There are several great resource for families in the metro Denver area. The website Coloradokids.com has an activity guide that lists after-school activities, arts for kids, fun things to do, sports programs, and summer and winter fun activities. Coloradokids.com also provides coupons that you can print to save money on admission tickets and services.
About.com also has a useful family activity guide that includes attractions, museums, and summer camps. Another website, goCityKids, lists concerts, exhibits, films, storytelling, workshops, and other activities. Denver.org provides information about kid-friendly events and theme tours such as Elitch Gardens, Heritage Square, and Tiny Town.