Welcome to the Kids Kare at Home Website
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.