Childcare Issues

While UNCG does not have a child care program specifically earmarked to meet the needs of students who have young children, several options exist. Find child care facilities in your geographic area.   Another option via phone: if you live in Guilford or Randolph Counties, call the United Child Development Service ( a United Way Agency) at 336-378-7700, and ask for the Resource and Referral Extension.  If you live in Forsyth County, call the Work Family Resource Office at 336-761-5100.

Please note: UNCG has several lab schools as part of the Child Care Education Program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. However, each lab school currently has a waiting list.

Nursing Mother’s Rooms

In order to support working mothers who desire to continue breastfeeding upon returning to work, the federal government passed a law in 2011 as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring employers to allow mothers break time and private space for expressing breast milk. Don’t hesitate to talk to your supervisor about your plans to express milk throughout the workday. UNCG’s Nursing Mothers’ Rooms (NMR) offer private, safe, and clean spaces for faculty, staff, students and guests who want one. Breastfeeding is not restricted to these spaces.

The nursing mothers’ rooms offer private, comfortable space for mothers to feed or pump breast milk while on campus. The Jackson Library NMR provides a hospital grade pump (you provide parts). None of the rooms provide refrigeration. Email or call the contacts listed for more information about each room.

Jackson Library, Room 570
Contact Ann Perdue at or Lea Leininger at See Check-out desk for room key.  Private permanent room provides a hospital grade pump. The room is available during library operating hours. The room features a hospital grade Medela Symphony pump and a gliding rocker and ottoman. Women are welcome to bring their own “pump parts” to attach to the Medela Symphony. Room use is first come, first served- there is currently no reservation system.  New mothers are urged to contact Lea Leininger, Health Sciences Librarian ( for an orientation before using the room for the first time. Questions about the room may also be addressed to Center for Women’s Health and Wellness (336-334-4735,; Jeanne Irwin-Olson, Assistant Director for Wellness, Student Health Services (; and Ann Perdue, Jackson Library Stacks and Remote Storage Manager (  Read an FAQ about Jackson Library Room 570 via the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness.

McIver Building, Room 341
Contact Maggie Chrismon at 334-3502 or email Private permanent room.

Bryan Building, Room 344G
Contact Paige Hall Smith at Private permanent room.

Gove Building, Student Health Center
Contact Jeanne Irwin-Olson at Private flex space upon request.

Health and Human Performance Bldg, Center for Women’s Health and Wellness
Contact Paige Hall Smith at 334-4735 or email at Private flex space upon request.

Choosing how or what to feed your baby is a personal decision. If breastfeeding is right for you, UNCG wants to provide you with the support you need.  The Breastfeeding Friendly UNCG project is the effort of faculty, staff, and students who comprise the Breastfeeding Committee, with support from HealthyUNCG. For more information, contact Paige Hall Smith at 334-4735 or email at


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