Additional Child Care Options and Resources

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 caregiver resources for current U-M affiliates 

  • Care.com -- free access for U-M faculty, staff, and students until mid-January 2022
  • Kids Kare at Home (occasional backup child care) 
  • Family Helpers Posting Board (posting site for current U-M families and their own children only, to hire U-M students and benefits-eligible retirees for child care)
  • Family-to-Family Support Posting Board (posting site to connect with other current U-M families for unpaid support such as occasional child care and play dates)

In-your-home child care and nanny agencies

In-your-home caregiver posting sites

  • Care.com -- free access for U-M faculty, staff, and students until mid-January 2022
  • Sittercity

Tutoring and learning support (first, inquire with your own school district about programs and support for your child)

  • Care.com -- free access for U-M faculty, staff, and students until mid-January 2022
  • State-licensed child care programs in the Ann Arbor area that may have openings for young school-agers:
  • 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)
  • Family Helpers Posting Board (posting site for current U-M families and their own children only, to hire U-M students and benefits-eligible retirees for tutoring)
  • Family-to-Family Support Posting Board (posting site to connect with other current U-M families for unpaid, shared support)
  • Nextdoor.com (neighborhood social site that allows you to connect with potential helpers and other families)

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 Summer Camps guide 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.
  • See the Kidsoutandabout.com listings of summer programs in Ann Arbor and metro Detroit.

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.

Au pair (in-your-home caregiver) placement agencies (if available)

Other resources

Disclaimer

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.