Pregnant and Parenting Resources

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  • Nursing Mothers' Rooms

    The University provides nursing mothers' rooms to support mothers returning to work, school, or campus. Each room provides a private space where nursing mothers can express milk or nurse during their time on campus. To locate the nursing mothers' rooms across the campuses, click here.

  • Childcare Facilities

    Childcare facilities are available at the Coral Gables and Miller Campus for a fee. These facilities are not operated by the University and availability is not guaranteed.

    Coral Gables CampusBright Horizons at UM Canterbury Preschool (305-284-5437)
    Miller Campus: The Debbie School (305-243-6547) and Bright Horizons at UM Canterbury Preschool Miller Campus (305-243-3777)

  • Children's Consignment Store

    The Children's Exchange in Coral Gables will provide a 20% discount on clothing and shoes for UM faculty upon presentation of a valid UM Cane Card.

    1415 Sunset Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33143

    (305) 666-6235

  • Women's Commission

    Founded in 1971, the Women's Commission is committed to:

    - encouraging a general awareness of women's needs and interests
    - developing educational opportunities about issues confronting women

    The Commission has worked hard to create positive sustainable change for the status of women on campus in years past, such as that of establishing a day care facility on campus and starting the long standing tradition of Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

    Click here to learn more abou the Women's Commission and join their listservs.

  • Employee Resource Groups

    Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are collaborative networks of employees, organized around a dimension of diversity. Their shared goal is to enhance the University’s culture of belonging, making UM a place where everyone feels welcomed, valued and able to add value. All ERGs are open to all employees.

  • Faculty & Staff Assistance Program

    The University of Miami Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provides confidential support and assistance in resolving both personal and workplace concerns; enhancing the University’s capacity to sustain a safe, healthy, engaged and productive work force/environment.

    Their website includes a list of Child Care and Parenting Resources.

  • Parental Workload Relief Request Form

    With the exception of University of Miami Medical Group and RESEARCH FACULTY, eligible faculty may opt for up to one semester of parental workload relief from teaching and administrative duties. Workload relief will be granted for the semester in which a birth, adoption or placement occurs, or a parental leave expires.

    Click here to access the Parental Workload Relief Request Form.

  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Request Form

    Under the FMLA, faculty members are eligible for up to 12 weeks of family and medical leave during a 12-month period. The University of Miami uses a 12-month look-back period in determining entitlement for FMLA. 

    Click here to access the FMLA Request Form.

  • Tenure Clock Extension

    In accordance with the Faculty Manual, Section C5.5 ( c ) and Section C5.5 ( d ), a faculty member can request a tenure clock extension for the following reasons:

     Section C5.5 ( c ): Extraordinary Personal Hardship

    Untenured members of the REGULAR FACULTY may request an extension of the probationary period for reasons of extraordinary PERSONAL HARDSHIP. A written request for such an extension shall be filed with the chair no later than the fifth year of the probationary period. The request must be accompanied by a written statement by the faculty member giving a concise description of the nature and severity of the hardship. The request shall be forwarded through the chair and the dean to the Executive Vice President and Provost for final determination.

    • Section C5.5 ( d ): Child Care

    Untenured members of the REGULAR FACULTY who have primary responsibility for CHILD CARE shall be entitled, upon request, to a one-year extension of their probationary period. A written request for such extension must be filed with the chair no later than the beginning of the fifth year of the probationary period. When there is a change in the faculty member's child care responsibilities during the fifth year, a request can be made during that year. The request should be accompanied by a written statement certifying that the faculty member has primary child care responsibility and giving a concise description of the nature and extent of these responsibilities. The request shall be forwarded through the chair and the dean to the Executive Vice President and Provost for final determination.

    A memorandum from the Chair and Dean of the primary department addressed to the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs supporting the tenure clock extension request, as well as a written communication from the faculty to the department requesting the extension and stating the reason for extension must be sent to the Office of Faculty Affairst at

  • University Resources for Children

    Mini Canes Camp

    Mini Canes Recreational Sports Camp offers educational recreational experiences in a high-quality, fun, and safe learning environment to children aged 6-12 years old. Click here to learn more.

    Frost School of Music Community and Summer Programs

    Young Musicians Camp is a unique in-person camp for musicians from elementary through high school featuring programs in performance, songwriting, music production and recording, and honors programs. 

    Frost Preparatory Program is an introduction to music for all ages that provides an experiential learning path for your child or yourself.

    Donna E. Shalala MusicReach Program is an award-winning program that enriches the education of under-served youth in the Miami-Dade community through unique and innovative music education programming.

    Other Camp Opportunities

    Youth Aquatics offers weekly classes for 12 weeks to help children learn how to swim or improve their strokes and techniques. A variety of levels are offered to accommodate children between the ages of 3-14 years old.

    Summer Scholars Program is a 3-week pre-college program that allows current high school sophomores and juniors to earn college credit while exploring their academic passions and experiencing what it's like to be a college student.

    Summer Tech Camps & Academics are impactful programs that focus on fostering a passion for STEM for kids and teens interested in coding, game development, robotics, and design. 

    Summer Theatre Academy is a specialized program for children to gain valuable theatre skills, confidence, self-esteem, and a love of creativity through theatre games and acting exercises.

    Gino DiMare Baseball Camp offers programming throughout the year for children ages 6-13 years old to play and strengthen their skills in baseball.