These additional resources are available to families seeking child care. The Work-Life Resource Center does not endorse or represent any resources listed as recommended by the University of Michigan. In addition, we encourage families to review and comply with applicable State of Michigan Child Care Licensing Rules and any other applicable law and regulations.
In-your-home care for the children of current U-M faculty, staff, and students only
- U-M Family Helpers (posting site for current U-M families and their own children only)
- Kids Kare at Home (occasional backup care)
In-your-home child care and nanny agencies
- Kennedy Care-Safe at Home Ongoing Nanny Services (Ann Arbor office, also the provider of Kids Kare at Home services)
- College Nannies-Sitters-Tutors (Ann Arbor office, with dual-role nannies-tutors possible)
Learning support and tutoring (first, inquire with your own school district about programs and support for your child)
- State-licensed child care programs in the Ann Arbor area, offering virtual learning "homerooms" and supervision for young school-agers:
- Stony Creek (Ann Arbor), through age 7
- Stony Creek (Milan), through age 12 (Milan, South Arbor, Lincoln, and Saline students preferred)
- Go Like the Wind
- Little Angels
- Search profiles of all licensed child care programs on the Licensing or Great Start public databases (same programs on both), and inquire about school-age care
- College Nannies-Sitters-Tutors (Ann Arbor office, and providing single or dual-role tutors-nannies, with learning support offered virtually via Zoom, in your home, or in their office)
- U-M Family Helpers (posting site with a Tutoring category, for current U-M families and their own children only)
- Care.com (posting site with a Tutoring and Home-schooling category)
- Nextdoor.com (neighborhood social site that allows you to connect with potential helpers and other families)
- Familypodmatch.com (Ann Arbor-based resource, offering contact information with another family for shared support)
Caregiver posting sites
Au pair caregiver agencies
Summer camps and summer child care (if available)
- Search the U-M Center for Educational Outreach Youth Hub summer programs for preschool children up to youth in the upper grades.
- Explore the State of Michigan Camp Search database for child camps throughout Michigan, including day and residential camps.
- Learn about summer camps, some with extended-care hours, offered by Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation and Ann Arbor Rec and Ed.
- See the Ann Arbor Observer Summer Camps guide, Activities for Kids which lists some camps, and the Ann Arbor Family Summer Camp Guide.
- Search the State of Michigan Great Start database for licensed child care centers and homes throughout Michigan that may offer summer care and activities for school-age children.
School-age before and after care (if available)
In a typical school year, elementary schools offer before and after school child care for their students -- inquire at your child's school, and enroll early, as programs often need to start wait lists. For Ann Arbor Public Schools, visit this site or call (734) 994-2300.
- How to Choose Child Care
- Lactation and Parenting Additional Resources
- Child Care Aware
- Child Care Network COVID-19 resources
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- National Association for Family Child Care
- Ann Arbor Family
The U-M Work-Life Resource Center offers information only, and does not endorse or represent any resources listed as recommended by the University of Michigan. In addition, we encourage families to review and comply with applicable State of Michigan Child Care Licensing Rules and any other applicable law and regulations. 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 U-M, Work-Life or its subcontractors as to their qualifications to provide child care, the rates charged for services, or any other aspect of individual programs' quality of care. Any complaints and problems should be directed to the caregiver and/or the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.