Additional Child Care Options and Resources

These additional, public 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.

Summer camps and summer child care

  • Search the U-M Center for Educational Outreach Youth Hub summer programs for children and youth though the upper grades.
  • Explore the State of Michigan Camp Search database for camps throughout Michigan, including day and residential camps.
  • See the Ann Arbor Observer Summer Camps and Activities guide, Activities for Kids list, and the May 2019 print issue (pages 55-61).
  • Learn about Ann Arbor Rec and Ed Summer Camps.
  • 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.
  • U-M Children's Centers Camp Go Blue is now full, and registration is closed to community families.

In-your-home child care 

To search community caregiver online profiles ( and Sittercity) or to secure a child care provider, nanny, or au pair with the help of an agency (access or placement fees may apply):

School-age before and after care

Most elementary schools offer before and after school child care for their students -- inquire at your child's school. For Ann Arbor Public Schools, visit this site or call (734) 994-2300.

Child and teen transportation service

Kids Kruiser is a transportation service for children and teens ages 5 and up in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area.

Child care resources for campus events and guests

If your department or organization is hosting an event or a special guest, and you wish to assist with child care, please call (734) 763-9379 to discuss. Providing on-site child care may not be possible due to liability issues, child care licensing rules, and Children on Campus policy requirements, but there are other ways that you may be able to offer some support to your guests.

Other resources

U-M Students with Children

Child Care Aware

National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Association for Family Child Care


The U-M Work-Life Resource Center does not endorse or represent any resources listed as recommended by the University of Michigan.The Work-Life Resource Center offers 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 and/or the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.