We've gathered resources here to help you find child care -- the State of Michigan databases of all licensed child care programs, the U-M Children’s Centers, Campus Child Care Homes, in-your-home caregiver search resources, and more.
Search the databases of all licensed child care centers and homes
View profiles of all licensed child care centers and homes. Please note: while basic information is updated by the State of Michigan, you will need to contact the programs that interest you to inquire about current and upcoming openings, waitlists, rates, hours, etc.
Apply to the U-M Children’s Centers waitlist
The U-M Children’s Centers are on-campus, weekday programs for young children in Ann Arbor (three locations), Dearborn, and Flint. They are state-licensed, and emphasize early childhood education. U-M and community families are welcome to review the Ann Arbor Children's Centers Frequently Asked Questions and apply online to the waitlist today.
Learn about the Campus Child Care Homes
The Campus Child Care Homes are licensed, independent, home-based programs that serve current U-M faculty, staff, and student parents who need ongoing, weekday child care in the Ann Arbor area. Openings are currently available in four Campus Child Care Homes. Online profiles are updated frequently, and include program detail, photos, and information on any current or upcoming openings.
See in-your-home care and other resources
These additional child care options include resources for finding an in-your-home nanny, caregiver or tutor, as well as some school-age care resources and summer programs.
Register for Kids Kare at Home
For occasional backup child care in your family home when you must work or study for U-M, see Kids Kare at Home.
Search or post to Care.com
U-M faculty, staff, and students can access profiles of caregivers in their community through Care.com, including in-your-home caregivers for children, adults, seniors, pets, and more. The fee for access to Care.com is covered by U-M. Employees and students are responsible for the cost of care. Other Care.com resources are available, including Care.com webinars, podcasts, and LifeMart discounts.
Browse or post to the Family Helpers Posting Board
For short-term, occasional, or partial week child care needs in your U-M affiliated, Ann Arbor-area home, see the Family Helpers Posting Board of primarily U-M students available for hire.
Explore financial assistance and how to choose child care
For more information
If you have questions about community child care resources, if you need help with the databases, or if you'd like to talk about your child care search, please email or leave a voicemail at (734) 763-9379.
The U-M Work-Life Resource Center does not endorse or represent any resources listed as recommended by the University of Michigan. All users are encouraged to review and comply with applicable State of Michigan Child Care Licensing Rules and any other applicable law and regulations. We offer child care resource information only. Information is subject to change. Neither the U-M nor its subcontractors warrant any information concerning any child care provider, nor do they inspect, investigate, endorse, recommend, or choose any particular provider. The inclusion of any care provider’s name does not constitute endorsement or certification by the U-M, WLRC or its subcontractors as to their qualifications to provide child care, the rates charged for services or any other aspect of individual program’s quality of care. Any complaints and problems should be directed to the caregiver or, if applicable, the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Child Care Licensing.