Backup Child Care Offers Peace of Mind

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Registration for Kids Kare at Home, a backup childcare service for the University of Michigan community, is now open.

This service is for those times when regular care is unavailable, but the parent must be on campus or at work. At these times, a Kids Kare caregiver may be available to provide backup care in the home.

To use the Kids Kare at Home program, faculty, staff, and students must first register online. Parents are encouraged to register now to ensure access to the service beginning Jan. 1. Registration is free and there is no obligation to use the service.

"It's just nice to know that you can access this service if you ever need it," adds Barb Mulay, manager of the Work-Life Resource Center. "And that the university cares enough to support this service to make U-M a flexible and open place to work and learn."

An hourly sliding-scale rate, based on total family income, will be determined upon registration. Parents who enrolled for the service in 2021 must re-register for 2022.

Learn more or register for Kids Kare at Home.

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