Resources for Families

It is possible to successfully balance both your business program and your family life.

Smith students are encouraged to leverage the Family Care Resources and Referral Service at the University of Maryland. This service is another step in UMD’s efforts to achieve excellence in all areas of campus life by providing free seminars, one-on-one consultations and informational resources to students who have child care and elder care needs. Further information about these services is available on the University Human Resources website.

Parents and families are an integral part of our Smith community.  Visit the Parent Resources page for more information.

Lactation Rooms

A dedicated lactation room is available to Smith School faculty, staff, students, and visitors.  The room is located to your right as you enter the women's bathroom outside of the Frank Auditorium (1524) on the first floor of Van Munching Hall.  The room does not have to be reserved ahead of time and is outfitted with a lock to ensure privacy.

Shady Grove
A dedicated lactation room is located in Building III. Faculty, staff, and students can contact Jessica Nardi at x6324 or visit her in office III-3137, or Erin Ward at x6376 to access the facility.  

Please contact Ashley Pickett at phone number 410-706-4052 to arrange for access to a private lactation room.   

Please contact Brian Bartholomay at phone number 202-898-1948 to arrange for access to a private lactation room. 

Need more information about our facilities? Visit the Smith Operations website.

More Resources

Center for Young Children
The Center for Young Children at the University of Maryland offers preschool, kindergarten, and summer programs for children between the ages of 3 and 5. Applications are accepted year-round and some scholarships are available. Children must by potty trained.

College Park Nursery School
Founded in 1965 as the Adelphi Nursery, the College Park Nursery offers a preschool curriculum for children ages 2 to 4 with a co-opting requirement that requires that parents help out  to 2 times per month. Sessions are two days per week or three days per week, morning, or afternoon. Children do not need to be potty trained.