Find Child Care

We are happy to help you get started in your search for child care. We’ve gathered several resources here, including the U-M Children’s Centers, local home-based programs, and access to a state-wide searchable database of all state-licensed child care programs.

Learn about the U-M Children’s Centers

The U-M Children’s Centers are university-affiliated, on-campus, weekday programs for young children in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint. They are state-licensed, and emphasize early childhood education. Preschool openings (age 2 years 9 months or older only) are available at our Ann Arbor centers currently and in September 2016.

Browse the Campus Child Care Homes profiles

The Campus Child Care Homes Network are a select group of licensed, home-based providers in the greater Ann Arbor area. Their profiles are updated frequently, and include current and upcoming openings as well as photos of the child care homes. Infant and toddler openings are available currently and in September 2016.

Search the State of Michigan child care database

View profiles of all licensed child care centers and homes with the State of Michigan Great Start database. Please note: basic information such as program name and phone number are regularly updated by the State. However, you will need to contact individual center and home programs to inquire about openings and rates. To make the best use of this site, see the PDF “A Parent's Guide to Early Learning and Care in Michigan.”

Find a U-M Family Helper

For occasional, part-time, or short-term child care needs in your family's home, browse the U-M Family Helpers profiles. 

Register for Kids Kare at Home 

For sick child or backup child care in your home when you must be at work or on campus, see Kids Kare at Home.

Explore other helpful resources

Learn about Financial Assistance for Child Care, types of child care and how to choose a program, and resources for other care options such as full-time nannies and au pairs, and area summer camps.

Contact us if you have questions or need assistance

For more information about searching for child care, please use this contact form and select the subject “I have a question about child care” or call (734) 763-9379.