UW Postdocs Parents Group mailing list
To keep updated with the happenings of the Postdoc Parents Group, please sign up for the listserv at the link below. This group serves as a resource to find other postdoc parents. We have set up this listserv so that we can communicate about upcoming events and as a way to ask questions or pose comments to the group. You have the option to receive emails as they are sent, or get a day's worth of emails in a "digest" form.
To send an email to the group (asking a question, need a babysitter, proposing a weekend activity, etc), send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
This group serves as a social group for planning/implementing family friendly outings. Planning a trip to the zoo this weekend - let us know. Feel like going on a hike in a week and want some friends for your kids - plan it out. UWPA can help in this function, but it can really grow if some of the members step up to offer suggestions. It can be as simple as a picnic in the park or as logistically complicated as a Mariner's game.
Other UW Resources
UW Child Care Resource
UW Lactation Stations
King County Child Care Resources
UW CareLink which offers a childcare referral service that can help parents locate quality, professional care for infants through preschoolers. Information can be found at http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/worklife/childcare/index.html Use "UW" as the company code to log in and register. Look for the LIVEConnect ONLINE instant messaging tool on the upper right side of the homepage for access to a consultant who specializes in childcare referral services.
Another option is the UW Caregiver Directory, a free service provided by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate for University of Washington faculty, staff, and students. The Caregiver Directory provides a means to connect potential caregivers and employers for childcare, elder or adult care, or to run errands or do light housekeeping. To learn more, or to register as a caregiver or as an employer, please visit the GPSS Caregiver Directory at http://depts.washington.edu/gpss/services/caregiver-directory