Developmental Milestones (Links to an external site)

Learn the signs – act early. Every child grows and develops at their own pace, but certain developmental milestones can be expected in the first five years of their life. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides helpful resources to monitor your child’s growth and offers suggestions on how to encourage their development in simple ways.

Financial literacy series

A series of monthly posts designed to break down financial topics into bite-sized pieces

Child Care Center Check-List

Before you enroll, here are some things to observe and questions to ask the center director.

Wellness Tip | Screen time for kids

Parents might worry about how many hours their kids spend on their tablets, smartphones, or TV, but research has shown that the amount of time a kid spends on their screen may be less important than how dependent the child is on the screen. How do you know if your child is addicted to their […]

Support for International Disasters

WashU employees who been impacted by the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria have resources available to them and eligible family members.

Let’s Celebrate Heart Health Month

In honor of National Heart Month, WashU’s employee Well-being Team is highlighting important steps and resources to help you take care of your heart. Eating healthier, exercising more and getting regular check-ups are key steps toward a healthy heart. In addition, reducing stress and considering our emotional connection to ourselves play a vital role in […]

Wellness Champion Fund Projects

WashU Wellness Champions are eligible to apply for start-up funds for projects that promote innovative, personalized solutions to their unique work group. HR’s Well-being team offers financial support to Wellness Champions who are in good standing and interested in start-up funds to address the wellness needs of their workgroup. Read about the Champion Fund Projects […]

How to Make Holidays Kid-Friendly

Help kids rise to the occasion, and don’t aim too high. Caroline Miller, Child Mind Institute Let’s acknowledge that the holidays can be stressful for many people for varying reasons, and this includes parents and children. Why are the holidays so fraught? Because expectations are heightened, and holidays can feel like a test of how […]

Support for Traumatic Events

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Resources for faculty and staff who have been affected by the Oct. 24 shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis.

Emotional Well-Being Resources

At WashU, we care about you and want to make sure you know about the resources available to help you thrive and navigate life’s challenges. In addition to your physical and financial well-being, take time to care for yourself or a loved one’s emotional well-being.  Sept. 5 – 11 is recognized as National Suicide Prevention […]

Flood Support & Resources

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Find resources and support for the flooding that has impacted St. Louis.

Seize the Summertime

Enjoy the outdoors while you stay active with the 2022 Summertime activity challenge!

Resources for Infant Formula Shortage

UnitedHealthcare maternity nurses and advocates are available to WashU health plan members who are concerned about the current nationwide infant formula shortage.

How to Talk with Children About War

Resources and guidance for talking to your children about violence and war as well as support options available to you and your family.

Child Care Aware of Missouri (Links to an external site)

7 Steps to Finding Safe and Quality Care is a new series of short videos developed by Child Care Aware of Missouri to help families understand childcare options and make the best choice for their child.

Wellness Champion Spotlight: Stefani Weeden-Smith

Stefani Weeden-Smith, MPSGephardt Institute for Civic/Community Engagement I first met Stefani when I took one of her workshops through the Brown School continuing education program in the summer of 2019. We chatted during the break about some University wellness initiatives, and she joined the Champion network soon thereafter. Stefani really stepped up to foster a […]

New family care facilitator

WashU Human Resources welcomes Lisa Eberle-Mayse, the new child and family care facilitator. In this role, Lisa will support faculty and staff families with finding and maintaining the care they need for their family members. Lisa brings 40 years of experience in early care and education to this role. She has been a teacher, Child Care Center Director and Inclusion Specialist. She is also […]

23 Questions to Ask Your Aging Parent

It’s never to early to start the conversation with your parents about how they view their later years, and what their preferences are looking ahead.