Take Our Children to Work Week
April 19 – 23, 2021
Welcome to Take Our Children to Work Week!
What is Take Our Children to Work Week?
Take Our Children to Work Day is one of our favorite days of the year! UW health has hosted a TOCTWD event for many years, allowing children of employees to learn about the variety of careers in healthcare. The young people who have visited University Hospital and The American Center in the past may be the ones who carry on the work of advancing patient- and family-centered care, education, research, and community service in the future.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2021 TOCTWD committee has redesigned the event for a virtual Take Our Children to Work Week. We’ve created a variety of digital modules that can be completed asynchronously by any child, anytime, and anywhere. Have fun!
If you have any questions, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!
How Do I Participate?
This year, Take our Children to Work Day is broken into different modules that are designed to be watched with a parent or guardian. You can complete as many modules as you like, at your own pace. If you complete at least FOUR modules by April 23 at noon, you’ll be entered to win a grand prize!
This Year’s Theme: Whole Health and The Wellness Wheel
Instructions: Click on the “start activity” links for each module to be taken to a Nearpod activity. You’ll need to log in using your email – make sure to use the same email for each one! Nearpod will ask you for a code, so use the bold code for each module to get started. Have fun, and if you have any problems, email us at email@example.com!
Focus on Working the Body: Energy and Flexibility, by participating in a yoga session led by one of UW Health’s fitness supervisors! The goal is to get you moving!
Use the code LDNXR to access this activity!
Focus on your physical and emotional surroundings with recycled art. In this module, you will learn how UW Health recycles plastics and other items to keep the environment healthy and safe. The goal of this module is to create your own art with recycled materials!
Use the code K95V7 to access this activity!
Focus on your personal and professional development and learn about pathways into healthcare careers! In this module, you’ll take a personality assessment and play a couple games to see what careers might be of interest to you!
Use the code XVJYQ to start this activity!
Culinary & Nutrition
Focus on nurturing and fueling your body with healthy eating and drinking! In this module, you’ll learn to make healthy snacks with UW Health’s culinary arts team. Make sure to have a parent or guardian, as the team will show you how to use a knife safely and correctly!
Use the code PMKTH to access this activity!
Focus on recharging with UW Health’s Respiratory team. Respiratory Therapists play an important role in helping patients who are having trouble breathing. In this module, you’ll learn about the Respiratory Care field, learn about ventilators, see a pig lung ‘breathing’, and build your own stethoscope!
Use the code N7YA8 to access this activity!
Focus on relationships with family, friends, and strangers by learning how to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). In this module, you’ll learn the life-saving steps to perform CPR and use an AED (automated external defibrillator). You’ll play a game to learn about different medical equipment.
Use the code LNIAK to access this activity!
Focus on your spirit and soul by connecting with your emotions with UW Health’s Child Life team. In this module, you’ll learn how to handle big emotions and create your own “calm-down burger.” Have fun creating and learning at the same time!
Use the code Y24GQ to access this activity!
Psychology & Social Work
Focus on the power of the mind through relaxation and mindfulness activities. In this module, you’ll learn about different relaxation techniques like “do the five” and “psychology house” to help you focus your mind and body! Once you learn these techniques you can do them anytime!
Use the code 7YFEP to access this activity!
National Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day
UW Health’s Take Our Children to Work Day is part of the national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work program. The national program has their own activities and events that you can do if you’re looking for more. Please note that this module will not count toward earning a prize!