Apply to a Children's Center

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

Apply for the Waitlist

Families interested in enrollment are asked to submit a waitlist application

When openings become available, families from the waitlist are notified. Our centers are typically fully enrolled throughout the year with the greatest number of openings available at the beginning of the school year in September. Please note:

  • We will begin contacting families from the waitlist in late March about fall enrollment opportunities. 
  • 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 until they are kindergarten-eligible. 
  • We encourage families to submit waitlist applications as soon as possible and to make other child care arrangements while waiting for an opening at one of our Ann Arbor Children's Centers. U-M Child and Family Care provides child care resources to help you in your search for child care.
  • 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 answering any questions you may have. 

For questions about enrollment, email [email protected] 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 36 87
North Campus 12 25 90
Towsley 8 24 100