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

  • Visit the Summer Camp Expo, which will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Briarwood Mall (JCPenney Court), 100 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108. 
  • 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 Rec and Ed and also Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation (2020 links will be posted here when available).
  • See the Ann Arbor Observer Summer Camps and Activities guide (2020 links will be posted here when available), and Activities for Kids which lists some camp programs.
  • 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.

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.

Other resources

Ann Arbor Family

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.