Child Care: Additional Child Care Resources
In-your-home child care -- listings and services for finding nannies/au pairs/babysitters (fees may apply):
- Care.com (online listings by location/city): http://www.care.com/
- Sittercity (online listings by location/city): http://www.sittercity.com
- College Nannies and Tutors: http://www.collegenanniesandtutors.com/annarbormi
- Cultural Care Au Pair: http://www.culturalcare.com/
- Au Pair in America: http://www.aupairinamerica.com/
- Nanny Poppinz: http://www.nannypoppinz.com/agency_locations.html
- U-M Family Helpers (for current U-M affiliates only -- online listing of U-M students who may be available for occasional/short-term/part-time child care): http://hr.umich.edu/worklife/familyhelpers/
Child/teen transportation service (Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area): http://www.kidskruiser.com/
Summer camps/summer child care resources:
- Ann Arbor U-M summer camps: http://hr.umich.edu/childcare/moreoptions/SummerCamps2013.pdf
- Ann Arbor-area community programs, including some summer camps (list compiled by the AA Observer/Arborweb): http://arborweb.com/cg/t0059.html
- Search the state databases of all licensed child care centers and homes (some offer summer-only care as well as short-term care, year-round): http://hr.umich.edu/worklife/childcare/index.html
- Search the web for "summer camp" or "summer child care" and location/city desired (many programs have web sites): http://www.google.com/
- For in-your-home summer care, search U-M Family Helpers (for current U-M affiliates only -- online listing of U-M students who may be available for summer child care; you can also post a "help wanted" ad): http://hr.umich.edu/worklife/familyhelpers/
- For more in-your-home summer care options, see links in the first section, above
Information about child care for campus events: if your department/organization is hosting an event, and you wish to provide child care, please consider the following:
- If the parents will be in the same building as the children:
You may want to set up a child care room (due to liability issues, the Work/Life Resource Center cannot provide this service for you). Your department/organization is responsible for obtaining building-administrator approval to use the room for child care, as well as for the set-up and staffing of such a room. U-M Family Helpers, Care.com, or Sittercity,com (see links above) may be resources for finding child care providers.
Note: unless all parents will be in the same building as their children, and always accessible to their children, it is illegal to set up even a temporary child care setting without having the facility licensed for child care by the State of Michigan.
- If the parents will NOT be in the same building as the children:
The parents of the children who need care can search U-M and community child care program information to locate licensed programs (see Child Care page), and/or access U-M Family Helpers (available only to current U-M affiliates), or Care.com and/or Sittercity.com (available to the public, fees apply, see links above). If the parents need further assistance, they are welcome to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-936-8677.
Students with Children
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
This organization is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for children from birth to age eight. NAEYC offers national accreditation of center-based child care programs.
National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
This organization offers information about home-based child care as well as professional development, including national accreditation, for home child care providers.
The U-M Work Life Resource Center offers child care resource information only. Information is subject to change. Neither the U-M nor its subcontractors warrant any information concerning any child care provider, nor do they inspect, investigate, endorse, recommend, or choose any particular provider. The inclusion of any care provider’s name does not constitute endorsement or certification by the U-M, WLRC or its subcontractors as to their qualifications to provide child care, the rates charged for services or any other aspect of individual program’s quality of care. Any complaints and problems should be directed to the caregiver and/or the State of Michigan Department of Human Services, Office of Child and Adult Licensing.
Disclaimers & Eligibility:
The Work/Life Resource Center does not interpret policy, facilitate leaves of absence, or negotiate flexible scheduling with supervisors.
The Work/Life Resource Center does not endorse or represent any resources listed within this website as recommended by the University.
Full-time and part-time U-M faculty, staff and students are eligible to receive consultation and referral services at no charge.