Apply to a Children's Center

Thank you for your interest in the University of Michigan Ann Arbor Children's Centers. We know that making a decision about quality child care is very important to you and your family.

We wish we could immediately meet the child care needs of all members of our university community. However, due to the smaller class sizes and ratios in our infant and toddler classrooms, many families are not offered enrollment until their child is over the age of three years. Our capacity for preschool-age children is significantly greater, so enrollment opportunities are more readily available for U-M affiliated families with children three years of age and until they are kindergarten-eligible.

We encourage families of infants and toddlers to apply to the waitlist as early as possible, and to make other child care arrangements while waiting for an opening in one of our Ann Arbor Children's Centers. The U-M Work-Life Resource Center provides a summary of other child care resources.

When you submit the Children's Centers waitlist application, you will receive an automated email confirmation. You will then be contacted by a member of our staff via email, providing additional resources and to answer any questions you may have. Please note: we are currently changing our waiting list software, so response time may be delayed. 

We have nearly completed enrollment at our centers for fall 2022. If you are seeking care in the near future, we encourage you to explore other child care options in the community for the time you may be on our waiting list.

For questions about enrollment, email Judy Powers, call 734-763-3947 or refer to the frequently asked questions about our waitlist procedures.

Capacity by Center and Age Group
Center Infant Spaces Toddler Spaces Young Preschool and Preschool Spaces
Health System 24 24 103
North Campus 12 25 88
Towsley 16 24 113

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