Parenting Resources


GVSU's Work Life program hopes to encourage, strengthen and support GVSU students, faculty and staff in their family life as well as their work life. The following information will provide our community with a snapshot of services that are available to support working mothers, fathers and families. We aim to promote, encourage and facilitate the development of a strong sense of family and community.

Work Place Options

Resource Referral Services for Child Care Providers Did you know that it takes the average person 35 hours to find a child care provider? Let Work Place Options, part of GVSU's Employee Assistance Service, help you out! Simply call 1-800-788-8630 and speak with a referral specialist. The referral specialist will conduct a tailored search for the child care provider that best fits the needs of your child(ren).

GVSU Faculty/Staff Family Resource Guide

This guide is a summation of all family friendly services and resources provided on GVSU's campus. We have print copies available in the Human Resources office, located in JHZ 1090.

GVSU Children's Enrichment Center
Located on the GVSU campus and serves children 2.5 - 12 years old. The Enrichment Center is open before and after school and during the summer for school age children and is open 7:00 am to 6:00 pm year round. The Children's Enrichment Center Offers three levels of preschool classes, as well as student parent support, and observational or volunteer opportunities. For details and more information visit the website or contact Sarah Lord at 331-5437 or


Additional Resources


Small Steps
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16% of children, ages 6-19, are overweight or obese. Experts agree that inactivity and poor eating habits are main contributors to obesity. Visit their website for further information and how you can take preventative measure in your own family. 

FREE Support Literature
Free literature on topics ranging from expecting your first child, to potty training, a variety of materials are available to help you with the journey of all stages of life. 

What A _____ Year Old is Like...
A great presentation on WHY your 3-5 year old is acting how s/he acts. 

Tips From GVSU Parents on Preparing for College
Quick tips from fellow faculty and staff members. 

Page last modified June 19, 2017