• JNWC Parent Summit 2018
  • JNWC Parent Summit 2018
  • JNWC Parent Summit 2018

Parenting Resources

JNWC is dedicated to the support of UNLV faculty, staff, and students and their families. This initiative is sponsored by the Family Advocacy Committee (FAC), a subcommittee of the UNLV Women's Council. The mission of FAC is to advocate for families of UNLV faculty, staff, and students by developing family-supportive policies, activities, and resources.

JNWC Parenting Program Areas

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Our recent accomplishments include:

  • We gained our first Mamava Pod for the Student Union
  • Our six lactation rooms, not including the Mamava Pod, had 1,040 visits with a combination of 6,603 ounces pumped
  • We launched our Babies & Bump Series covering birth, lactation, and postpartum
  • In the fall of 2018, we launched FREE childbirth education along with advocacy services to include safety planning, education, referrals, and a parenting resources guide.
  • In September 2018 we held our first Parent Summit, an event to support students who are also parents and are new or transitioning back into academia while balancing life responsibilities.
  • Working with the UNLV/CSUN Preschool to expand its services to year-round
  • Contracting with the Cannon Survey Center to conduct a much-needed Childcare Needs Assessment Survey reaching almost 2,000 UNLV students, faculty and staff
  • Reaching out to Graduate College Dean Kate Korgan who developed and implemented an excellent policy for parental leave for Graduate Assistants
  • Working to identify the locations and build out the numbers of changing stations, high chairs and lactation rooms available for use on campus

Parenting Events

Barrick Museum Storytime

Children and their parents are invited to use their imaginations as they attend story time at the Barrick Museum every Saturday from 1-1:30 p.m. Feel free to stay after the story to explore the Barrick Museum exhibits. This event is free to the public.

Barrick Museum Art Bar

Make your own Found Object Collage. Bring found objects to donate to the ArtBar or use some of ours. Glue and paper provided. Take your collages home or display them in the lobby.

Barrick Museum Visitor-Made

The third Thursday of every month, from 4-7 p.m. Look around the galleries. Think about materials, line, color, and shape — then participate in either a group or individual art-making project (projects vary monthly).

Citizen Speak

A Barrick Museum upcoming event in partnership with The Neon Museum.

Vegas Family Events: Kids Eat Free

Las Vegas and Henderson restaurants that let kids eat free.