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-your-home child care search resources
Resources for current U-M faculty, staff, and students only:
Child care and nanny agencies:
- Kennedy Care-Safe at Home Ongoing Nanny Services (Ann Arbor office, Kennedy Care is the provider of Kids Kare at Home services)
- College Nannies, Sitters, and Tutors (Ann Arbor office)
Child and family caregiver posting sites:
Au pair caregiver agencies:
Neighborhood posting site:
- Nextdoor.com – a resource you could consider to connect with potential babysitters in your neighborhood
Summer camps and summer child care
- 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 2020 Summer Camps and Activities 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
Most 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.
- Child Care Aware
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- National Association for Family Child Care
- Ann Arbor Family
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 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.