The University of Michigan Children's Centers support the teaching, research and service missions of the university by providing exemplary care for children of faculty, staff and students. U-M and community families are invited to learn more about our waitlist and apply using our online form.
Our programs provide a supportive learning environment for young children where each child's day has an individual rhythm, as well as a predictable flow and structure.
To ensure this balance, we provide a warm, nurturing setting that encourages children to learn through hands-on interactive exploration. A play-based approach provides a child-centered, teacher-guided curriculum, in which children are encouraged to construct their own knowledge. We are committed to creating a nurturing learning environment in partnership with parents to develop a sense of belonging and high self-esteem in each child.
We believe this philosophy represents a strong foundation on which to begin lifelong learning and to launch a positive sense of self, others and the world.
The U-M Children's Centers are a part of University Human Resources. Jennie McAlpine, Senior Director, has oversight of the three U-M Ann Arbor Children's Centers.