Resources for Graduate Students with Families
UC Davis offers a number of childcare options and resources, including child care grants. For information about community and campus child care, early education programs, services for school-age children, financial assistance, health insurance, breast-feeding support, and other family services, please see the “Child Care and Family Services” section of the General Catalog, or go to http://worklife-wellness.ucdavis.edu/index.html.
- $600/quarter to all grad students with children for childcare, regardless of financial need through the UC Davis Student Parent Child Care Funding Program (additional need-based funding is also available)
- Medical expenses (prenatal care, lactation support, and inpatient care) are covered by the UC DAVIS Student Healthcare Insurance Program (SHIP)
- Additional medical support may be obtained through the state Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM) program.
- 4 weeks of paid leave for childbirth or related medical conditions for the period prior to, during, and after childbirth or 2 weeks to care for and bond with an ASE’s newborn or newly adopted child (Academic Student Employees Unit)
- 3 days of paid short-term family-related leave per semester which can be used for illness, disability, or family emergency (More Info at the Academic Student Employees Unit)
- Supportive Programs such as the Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) can help families by providing checks for buying healthy supplemental foods
Please Note: leave is administered through the English Department. Please make sure to speak with the Graduate Adviser as early as you are able to start the process of securing paid leave as per UC policy:
All the UCs have recently renewed a three-year contract (2010-2013) with the UAW for ASEs (Academic Student Employees, i.e., graduate students with teaching titles). Thus all TAs (and related titles) are eligible for up to four weeks of paid leave for childbirth. This perforce applies only to female graduate students; however, new birth fathers may take up to two weeks of paid leave; and ASEs of either sex may take up to two weeks of paid leave for a newly adopted child.