Apply to a Children's Center

​​Thank you for your interest in the U-M Children's Centers. We know making a decision about quality childcare is very important to you and your family.

We wish we could immediately meet the child care needs ​of all ​members of our university community. However, due to smaller class sizes and ratios in our infant and toddler classrooms, many families are not offered enrollment until their child is over the age of three.  Our capacity for preschool-aged children is significantly greater, so enrollment opportunities are more readily available for U-M affiliated families with children over the age of three.

We encourage families of infants and toddlers to apply to the waitlist as early as possible and to make alternate arrangements for care while waiting for an opening in one of our Centers. The U-M Work-Life Resource Center provides resources to assist families in locating care.

When you submit the waitlist application, you will receive an automated email confirmation. Then, within two weeks, a member of our staff will contact you via email to answer any additional questions you may have.

For more information, refer to these frequently asked questions about our Waitlist procedures.

Waitlist Application Form

Submittal of this application will place your child on the waitlist for all three University of Michigan Ann Arbor Children's Centers. You will be notified of openings at all centers when your child is eligible. Please note that submittal of this application does not assure your child's enrollment.