Faculty

Overview: Systemwide Family Resources, Programs, and Policies for UC Affiliates

UCOP Family Friendly Policies for Faculty
Overview of family-friendly policies for faculty and other academic employees
UCOP Family Friendly Resources for Faculty

Overview of family-friendly resources and programs for faculty and other academic employees

Family and Childbearing Leave Policies

Academic Personnel Family Friendly Policies Website
Overview of Academic Personnel Family Friendly Policies, including links to documents/sites about specific policies
Brochure Summarizing Family Friendly Academic Personnel Policies
Brochure summarizing academic personnel family friendly policies
UCOP Academic Personnel Manual, Family Accommodations for Childbearing and Childrearing (APM 760)
UCOP Academic Personnel Manual, Family and Medical Leave (APM 715)
UCOP Academic Personnel Manual, Tenure Clock Stoppage (APM 133)
UCSB Academic Personnel Manual, Active Service - Modified Duties (ASMD) (Red Binder VI-5)
UCSB Academic Personnel Manual, Childbearing and Parental Leave (Red Binder VI-1)
UCSB Academic Personnel Manual, Review Deferral and Tenure Clock Stoppage (Red Binder I-4)
UCSB HR Page Leave of Absence - Family & Medical Leave

Campus Child Care Resources

Bright Horizons Care Advantage

Bright Horizons Care Advantage® benefit gives eligible UC employees free access to Sittercity's comprehensive database of babysitters, nannies, elder companions, pet sitters, and housekeepers.
https://www.sittercity.com/universityofcalifornia

Summary description of Bright Horizons Care Advantage program, eligibility criteria, and contact information.
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/other-benefits/family-care-resources.html

Note to Staff: This benefit is subject to collective bargaining. If you’re a represented employee, see the Bargaining Units & Contracts page on UCnet to see your current contract.

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
If you are employed​ as faculty, staff, or an Academic Student Employee (i.e. Teaching Assistant, Teaching Associate, Reader, Tutor) or a Graduate Student Researcher, you are eligible to enroll in a flexible spending account (FSA) for dependent care expenses. The DepCare FSA allows you to pay for eligible expenses for care of your child or eligible adult dependent on a pretax basis. As a result, your salary is reduced before taxes are assessed, and you pay less in taxes.
UCSB Early Childhood Care and Education Services

The Orfalea Family Children's Center, located on West Campus, and the University Children's Center, located in the Student Resource Building, provide child care for student, staff and faculty families within the University community. Community families are also welcome if space allows. The Centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and are licensed by the State Department of Social Services. The Centers provide child care for children aged 3 months through 5 years.

UCSB Summer Day Camps

Summer day camps at UCSB

Community Child Care and Camp Resources

Art Explorers After School Classes and Camps
Boys and Girls Club

After school care and holiday day camps; Year round youth programs

Buellton Parks and Recreation Department Youth Camps
Care.com

For-fee database of care providers

Channel Islands YMCA Child Care
Child care and after school care
Channel Islands YMCA Summer Camps
Informaton about summer camps offered by the Channel Islands YMCA
Children's Resource & Referral Program of Santa Barbara County
This local non-profit offers childcare search databases, tips for finding appropriate childcare options, and referral services.
Discoveries Bright Horizons Preschool
NAEYC-accredited Bright Horizons Preschool, which offers priority enrollment to UCSB affiliates (through UC's contract with Bright Horizons) for child care for toddlers (18 months and up) through kindergarten prep, as well as drop-in care
First 5 Santa Barbara County

Country commission supporting children aged 0 through 5 in Santa Barbara County; sign up for information about child development, supplies, access to local family support services, information about quality local early child care and education services, invitations to community events, and information about parenting classes and social groups

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara

After school care and day camps; Teen and gymnastics programs

Isla Vista Youth Projects

Child care and after school care/Children's Center/Family Resource Center

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accredited Program Directory
NAEYC-accredited child care program directory; search page for programs in your area
Santa Barbara Art Museum Summer and After School Camps
Santa Barbara Family Child Care Association
Directory of accredited (licensed) family child care centers in the greater Santa Barbara area
Santa Barbara Independent Summer Camp Guide
Search the Santa Barbara Independent site for “summer camp guide” to find the most current guide.
Santa Barbara Natural History Museum Children's Educational Programs

After school care, classes for families and children, day camps (holidays and summer)

Santa Barbara Preschool Directory (2013-14 version)
A free publication produced by the Santa Barbara Parents of Multiples club, this list provides an extensive listing of preschool and childcare options in Santa Barbara with information ​on tuition rates, ​minimum age requirements, teaching ratios, and contact ​information.
Santa Barbara Zoo Day Camps (Summer and Holidays)
SB Family & Life Magazine Summer Camp Guide
Terrific Scientific After School Classes and Camps
Wilderness Youth Project Summer Camps

Nursing Mothers (Lactation Support)

Cottage Hospital Lactation Center
Lactation support programs and services through Cottage Hospital
UC Policy for Accommodations for Nursing Mothers
UC Policy (PPSM 84) on Accommodations for Nursing Mothers
UCSB HR Page for Lactation Accommodation Program
Our campus offers access to lactation rooms, breast pumps and supplies, and other types of lactation support through the Human Resources department.

Children's Programs, Fitness, and Recreation

Boys and Girls Club

After school care and holiday day camps; Year round youth programs

Buellton Parks and Recreation Department Youth Programs
Carpinteria Parks and Recreation
Channel Islands YMCA Family Programs and Events
Channel Islands YMCA Teen Education and Leadership Programs
Channel Islands YMCA Youth Swim, Sports, and Recreation Programs
Information about youth swim, sports, and other recreational programs offered by the Channel Islands YMCA
City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Youth Activities
First 5 Santa Barbara County

Country commission supporting children aged 0 through 5 in Santa Barbara County; sign up for information about child development, supplies, access to local family support services, information about quality local early child care and education services, invitations to community events, and information about parenting classes and social groups

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara

After school care and day camps; Teen and gymnastics programs

Isla Vista Youth Projects

Child care and after school care/Children's Center/Family Resource Center

Lompoc Parks and Recreation
Santa Barbara Country Public Library System Programs and Events
Search page for Santa Barbara Public Library system programs and events
Santa Barbara Natural History Museum Children's Educational Programs

After school care, classes for families and children, day camps (holidays and summer)

Santa Barbara Natural History Museum Teen Programs
Classes and other programs for teens
Solvang Parks and Recreation
Click on "Current Program Schedule" for family and youth activities
UCSB Arts & Lectures Family Fun Series
UCSB Recreation Center Youth Programs
Youth programs at UCSB through the Recreation Center
Wilderness Youth Project

Elder Care Resources and Other Home Help

Bright Horizons Care Advantage

Bright Horizons Care Advantage® benefit gives eligible UC employees free access to Sittercity's comprehensive database of babysitters, nannies, elder companions, pet sitters, and housekeepers.
https://www.sittercity.com/universityofcalifornia

Summary description of Bright Horizons Care Advantage program, eligibility criteria, and contact information.
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/other-benefits/family-care-resources.html

Note to Staff: This benefit is subject to collective bargaining. If you’re a represented employee, see the Bargaining Units & Contracts page on UCnet to see your current contract.

Care.com

For-fee database of care providers

Santa Barbara County Senior Resource Directory
A listing of nonprofit and governmental agencies offering services to seniors with descriptions of services and benefits.

Family and Parent Resources

California Casualty auto, renter, and homeowners insurance

UC employees have access to auto, renter and homeowners insurance through California Casualty. Employees deal directly with the insurer, and premiums may be paid through payroll deduction.

College Savings Plan

Information about ScholarShare, California's 529 College Savings Plan

Emergency Loan Information

Emergency loans available to UCSB employees with an immediate need for funds as a result of an emergency, dire financial hardship, or no other source of money wiithin the necessary time to act

Employee Discounts

A growing list of discounts available to UCSB employees

National Science Foundation Career-Life Balance Initiative FAQ
Unity Shoppe
Referrals required-available through Social Workers, UCSB Women's Center

Health

At Your Service Online Sign-In Page
Benefits Overview
UCSB HR Benefits home page offers information concerning benefits enrollment, eligibility, enrollment changes, and UC insurance plan contact information.
Health Care Facilitator Program
The UCSB Health Care Facilitator program provides assistance in navigating the UC health plans and resolving problems with the UC health plans.
Mental Health: Academic & Staff Assistance Program
UCSB's Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) offers short-term confidential, cost-free counseling for personal and/or work-related concerns for UCSB employees and their eligible family members.
UCnet Page for Disability Insurance

UCnet disability insurance webpage offers information about UC's short term and voluntary disability insurance plans

UCOP Academic Personnel Manual Family and Medical Leave (APM 715)
UCOP Academic Personnel Manual Sick Leave (APM 710)
UCSB Academic Personnel Manual, Sick Leave (Red Binder VI-3)
UCSB HR Page for Disability Insurance

UCSB disability insurance webpage offers information about UC's short term and voluntary disability insurance plans

UCSB HR Page Leave of Absence - Family & Medical Leave
UCSB HR Wellness Resources

A listing of some of the UCSB wellness and health programs available to employees

Nutrition

Food Access at UCSB
The resources described on this website are primarily targeted for UCSB students, however, some resources are available to academic and staff personnel also.
UCSB HR Wellness Resources

A listing of some of the UCSB wellness and health programs available to employees

Housing

Coastal Housing Partnership

Coastal Housing Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community by assisting local employees with their home buying needs.

UCSB Faculty Housing
Faculty housing site, with links to many other resources
University & Community Housing Services

University & Community Housing Services: Resources ranging from university housing contracts to off-campus rental listings as well as landlord/tenant dispute resolution, mediation program, and rental advice.
http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/contracts

Social Support

Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP)
This Santa Barbara non-profit is run by trained volunteers ​and offers mostly free training and support for new families. Services include expectant parent classes, new parent social groups,and a free 24-hour "warmline" ​that provides confidential one-on-one support. PEP’s philosophy is that there is no one right way to parent, and they offer new parents a safe environment to learn from and lean on their peers – free from judgement, soliciting, and pressure.
Santa Barbara Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
​The local chapter of this international mothers support group hosts gatherings every other week for moms whose kids have not yet entered kindergarten.
Santa Barbara Parents of Multiples

Other Resources

New York Times Family Well Blog
The Pregnant Scholar

Online toolkit for university students, faculty, and administrators on pregnancy and parenting.