Care.com Membership Service: Resources for care of family members

  • Coronavirus may create coordinating care for dependents a challenge. OSU Students and Employees can access Care.com without having to pay a membership fee.  This service can assist with finding care for your child/pet/elderly family member/house according to your schedule and budget.  Employees can use OSU's portal to search for care providers nearby without paying memberships costs.  Employees have access to view thousands of provider profiles, view references, and request background checks.  Caregivers can be found and hired there for short-term, long-term, or one off situations. Go to https://familyresources.oregonstate.edu/carecom-membership to utilize this resource.
Back-to-School Care
  • As back-to-school approaches in this unprecedented time many parents are scrambling to find care or distance learning support for their children. Care.com has Family Care Benefits that they provide to help support families during this challenging time. If you have not already enrolled, sign up today to ensure you have access to these Care.com benefits at www.care.com/osu. You can access all of the care-related and distance learning resources they offer including resources for tutors, nanny shares, pod teachers, babysitters, and more. Care.com has also created this back-to-school resource guide where you can find information on how to navigate the these newly complicated care scenarios.
  • Upcoming: Supporting Kids Who Learn Differently - Thursday, October 22nd at 9:00-10:00 am PST
    • School always presents challenges for students who learn and think differently (ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety, autism, etc.), but the Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it even more obstacles for these children, as well as the parents raising them. In this talk, author and parent coach Debbie Reber, will share ideas for ways parents can best prioritize and plan in this new school landscape, as well as support their child’s cognitive and social/emotional needs while also tending to their own well-being.
    • Register here.
  • Back to School & Distance Learning Support This webinar is designed to provide helpful information for parents and caregivers as they look for resources for child care and back-to-school care. It will cover how to use Care.com to find resources for back-to-school care, child care, distance learning support, nanny share, learning pods and more.  It will also cover how to use your OSU employee Care.com benefits to locate elder, pet or home care.
  • Making Distance Learning Work
    • Webinar Description: Is the kitchen table your child's new classroom? This Fall, back-to-school is anything but normal. Distance learning is becoming the norm which is a huge adjustment for everyone. Devorah Heitner, PhD, an expert on young people’s relationship with digital media and technology, will join us to share practical advice and tips for how you can help your kids succeed in this new digital classroom. She’ll also discuss how parents can make this all a little easier on ourselves, too.
    • About the presenter: Devorah Heitner, PhD, is an expert on young people’s relationship with digital media and technology. She’s the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and founder of Raising Digital Natives. Her mission is to cultivate a culture of empathy and social/emotional literacy. Dr. Heitner’s work has appeared in top tier media like the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more. She has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology & Society from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul and Northwestern. She is delighted to be raising her own digital native.
    • Webinar Recording