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Welcome to the Kids Kare at Home Website

Register for 2015 here!*


What is Kids Kare at Home?

Kids Kare at Home is a back-up child care program for families at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, UMHS, U-M Dearborn, and also U-M Flint affiliates who live in serviced counties. The program is run by a caregiver agency called Kennedy Care/Safe at Home. Kids Kare at Home may be able to provide an at-home, back-up child care option when:

  • your child is mildly ill and cannot be sent to school/child care, and you need to be at work/on campus
  • your regular child care is not available (e.g., your nanny or child care provider is ill)

Important information for registered families:

Kids Kare is available for children ages 13 and under (or older children with special needs up to the age of 25 who cannot be left alone).

*Prior to registering, please note: the unsubsidized rate for Kids Kare is $20.50 per hour (for one to two children, minimum four hours daily; three or more children are billled at 1 1/2 times this hourly rate). However, you may qualify for a U-M subsidized rate. Be sure to enter your total gross household income on the online registration form to determine if you qualify for a subsidy. If we do not have your household income amount, you will be billed for the full, unsubsidized cost of care.

Disclaimer: The U-M Kids Kare at Home program is offered as an option for parents/guardians. The use of the program should be carefully considered by parents/guardians, taking into account individual situations and preferences. The caregivers for this program are screened and trained through a caregiver agency, Kennedy Care/Safe at Home. Caregivers receive annual training. The U-M Work/Life Resource Center does not endorse or recommend any individual caregiver.