Parent/ Guardian Resources

Whether you're a new parent or a seasoned pro, here you'll find resources to help make the most important job in the world a little easier to manage.

Welcoming a New Family Member

Parenthood is one of the most rewarding, meaningful experiences in life. When you add a new member to the family, Carle Health shares in your joy, offering resources to support you during this exciting time.

Adoption Assistance

Eligible full-time team members can receive $5,000 and part-time team members can receive $2,500 in adoption assistance per year.

Continued Support

We know that as a new parent you have a lot on your mind. To make your life easier, here's some information and resources to provide support.

Benefit Reminders for New Parents

  • Within 31 days of birth or adoption, add your child to your health coverage. Contact the the MyHR Help Desk at (217) 90-5300 or contact or to request and return a form.
  • Be sure to apply for Family Medical Leave (FMLA), report your FMLA usage, and discuss transition to work plans with your one-up.
  • Use your paid maternity/paternity benefit.
  • Breastfeeding pumps may qualify for Flexible Spending Account reimbursement.
  • Based on business needs and with leader approval, new parents may be able to work on an altered schedule for a period of time to help make the transition back to work less stressful.

Carle Health Classes

From breastfeeding to new-dad and sibling classes, Carle's classes offer valuable information about baby care and pregnancy, and help you, your family and friends, to be prepared. A small fee is charged for some classes to cover expenses, but most are free and open to the entire community. Registration in advance is requested. For more information or to register for a class, please call (217) 383-6962 or visit


The PerkSpot Employee Discount Program offers discounts from hundreds of retailers including Target and Kohl's as well as local and online retailers. This valuable resource is available at no charge to team members and may be helpful with purchasing baby items from diapers and food to clothes and furniture. Sign up at and follow the simple instructions to create an account with your personal or work email. Then, start saving via weekly emails.

Additional Resources

  • Carle Lactation Rooms for nursing mothers
  • Chambanamoms - The top locally-focused online resource for families in the Champaign-Urbana area