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TYCTWD 2019

TYCTWD was launched in 2017 and welcomed 200 children, ages 8-13. In 2019, TYCTWD grew from 5 program areas to 8 and welcomed 280 young Coogs to come to work and participate in activities with their parents. UH faculty and staff who participated in the program expressed an interest in bringing younger and older children to TYCTWD activities. In 2019 children as young as 4 and old as 15 accompanied their parents.

University of Houston faculty and staff are also encouraged to explore the Virtual Take Your Child To Work Day webpage for links to family-oriented programs, resources, and activities for young Coogs of all ages.

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    2022 Take Your Child To Work Day

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    SPECIAL THANKS to our 2022 TYCTWD
    activity hosts and supporters! 

    • Auxiliary Services
    • Campus Safety
    • College of Technology
    • Fire and Life Safety
    • Public Art of the University of Houston System
    • Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine
    • University of Houston Athletics
    • University of Houston Police Department
    • UH STEM Center

    This year’s Take Your Child To Work Day took place at the University of Houston on June 10, 2022. Young Coogs ages 5 to 15 came to campus and participated in activities with their parents at the  College of Technology, Fire and Life Safety, Public Art of the University of Houston System, the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine, University of Houston Police Department, and UH STEM Center.

Previous TYCTWD Events

  • 2019 Take Your Child To Work Day

    2019 Take Your Child To Work Day

     

    June 7, 2019 from 8:00am to 11:00am

    280 children, ages 4-15 

    8 Program Areas 
    • Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
    • College of Technology
    • Office of Sustainability
    • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    • University Career Services
    • Athletics
    • College of Education
    • Public Art and Houston Public Media  

  • 2018 Take Your Child To Work Day

    2018 Take Your Child To Work Day

     

    June 8, 2018 from 8:00am to 11:00am 

    200 children, ages 6-13 

    5 Program Areas:

    • Library 
    • College of Technology 
    • College of Business 
    • College of the Arts and Blaffer Gallery
    • NSM 


  • 2017's Inaugural Take Your Child To Work Day

    2017 Take Your Child to Work Day

     

    June 9, 2017 from 8:00am to 11:00am

    200 children, ages 8-13 

    5 Program Areas:
    • Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts 
    • C.T. Bauer College of Business 
    • Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management 
    • M.D. Anderson Library
    • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 

2022 TYCTWD

  • Registration Information

    TYCTWD took place on Friday, June 10, 2022 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm* at various locations across campus.

    All children were accompanied by a UH employed parent for the entire day. Participating children were between the ages of 5 and 15. 

    Registration is closed.

     

  • Forms to Participate

    In order to participate in the activities of Take Your Child to Work Day you must complete the following forms for your children during the registration process. Registration will not be considered complete unless the required forms are attached.

  • Special Announcements


    • All children must be accompanied by a UH employed parent for the entire day.
    • Participating staff are responsible for speaking with their respective supervisor or manager about their ability to bring their children to the office and attend the event.
    • Participants are responsible for their own parking.
    • Participants are responsible for their own lunch.
    • Frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing should be followed by visitors before and during visits to the University of Houston campus.
    • The University of Houston encourages the wearing of face coverings, especially for individuals who are not fully vaccinated, but face coverings are not required on campus.
    • Please make sure to adhere to the latest safety guidelines and follow UH Visitor Protocols.

     

    For more information contact Sharon Pellas, schavez@uh.edu, and Emily Merrell, emerrell@uh.edu.

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Staff Council needs volunteers to help during Take Your Child To Work Day (TYCTWD).
    UH students, staff, and faculty are welcome to volunteer.

     

  • 2022 TYCTWD Host Activities


    1. College of Technology
    • Age Range: 6-13 years old
    • Check in time: 8:30am
    • Activity time: 9:00am
    • Activity description: Spaghetti tower, marshmallow challenge, stack the cup race, penny boat, and egg drop challenge activities.

     

    2. Fire and Life Safety
    • Age Range: 10-18 years old
    • Check in time: 9:30 am
    • Activity time: 10:00 am
    • Activity description: General fire safety presentation, fire extinguisher practice, and review of fire alarms and sprinkler systems.

     

    3. Public Art of the University of Houston System
    • Age Range: 5-13 years old
    • Check in time: 10:00am
    • Activity time: 10:00am to 11:00 am
    • Activity description: Participants will explore art in public spaces at the University of Houston campus and create their own artwork to take home! Create and customize a colorful chromo-spinner inspired by Double Physichromie, a public sculpture by Carlos Cruz-Diez.

     

    4. UH STEM Center
    • Age Range: 8-13 years old
    • Check in time: 9:00 am
    • Activity time: 9:30 am- 11:30am
    • Activity description: Ready, set, go! Participants will create a balloon car with your students and go through the engineering design process to accomplish different challenges.

     

    5. UH Police Department
    • Age Range: 5-13 years old
    • Check in time: 11:15 am
    • Activity time: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
    • Activity description: Participants will be coloring a UHPD Badge and sharing why they chose the colors and design. Participants will be going outside to look at a UHPD car and ATV.

     

    6. Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine
    • Age Range: 5-13 years old
    • Check in time: 11:00 am
    • Activity time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Activity description: Participants will learn how to take care of minor cuts and scrapes, play games, and earn some very cool prizes. Pizza and cake will be provided by the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine.