As a health care setting, UConn Health still requires face masks and physically distancing inside our facilities. Get the latest on visitor guidelines, COVID-19 vaccines, and safety measures we have in place.

Having a baby is one of life’s most important and transitional events and support is essential. The Parenting Program at UConn Health has three key programs that provide first-time parents with emotional support, guidance on infant and young children’s development, and community connections to additional parenting resources.

  • Perinatal Outreach and Support: Emotional support and connections to community resources such as home visiting services, counseling for postpartum depression, breastfeeding support, and other parenting programs.
  • Prenatal and Parenting Groups: Prenatal parenting, infant massage, mother-baby social group, Toddler workshops and Circle of Security® Parenting.
  • Early Childhood Home Visitation Services: Trained parent educators meet weekly with families in their homes to provide emotional support, tools to support and educate parents on attachment and infant and child development, and help accessing other important parenting resources.

Important Update: In response to the COVID-19 outbreak (also known as coronavirus) and in following with guidelines from the CDC, UConn Health Parenting Program is temporarily postponing social group activities. As for our team, we are operational and available.

*We are still providing Virtual Home Visiting services and Virtual Classes. Please look at the individual pages for dates and registration information.

If you have any questions please contact our Perinatal Outreach Coordinator, Samantha Vaughan Williams via email at

If you are looking for information in regards to pregnancy, breastfeeding and infants during this COVID-19 outbreak, go to the CDC website.

Please continue to check our Facebook periodically for Parenting Group updates.

Please maintain hope, support one another and know we at UConn Health Parenting are here to support you and your journey to and through parenting.

“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.”

– Joyce Maynard