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This site is dedicated to the needs of student caregivers at the University of Michigan who juggle parenting, other family care, work, and study. It is maintained by the U-M Work-Life Resource Center and was created by the former Committee on Student Parent Issues (COSPI).

  • Contact to be added to the email listserv for undergraduate and graduate student parents in all U-M programs except Rackham Graduate School.
  • Contact to be added to the email listserv for graduate student parents in Rackham programs.

U-M Health System Children's Center Summer Camp: At Camp on the Move, kids experience play-based activities at our North Campus home base, spend all morning exploring and discovering the city of Ann Arbor through hands-on field trips, and have a picnic lunch and an afternoon swim each day. This active camp offers ample time for play, sports, relaxing, reading, arts and crafts and summer fun! Location: Northwood Community Center, Ann Arbor. Ages served: kindergarten through fifth grade. Junior Counselors (children in grades six through eight who have previously attended Camp on the Move) can also join in the fun. Choose the weeks you want between June 20-August 31, 2016. Enrollment is full-day, full-time each week. Camp hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with 7:00-7:30 early care and 5:30-6:00 late care available. Cost: $270 per week. Contact: or (734) 998-6195

Preschool openings (age 2 years 9 months or older) are available for September 2016 at our U-M Children's Centers in Ann Arbor. Contact Judy at (734) 763-3947 as soon as possible for more information.

Infant and toddler openings are currently available at independent Campus Child Care Homes Network programs in/near Ann Arbor.

U-M Family Helpers are U-M students and retirees who offer who offer child/elder care, tutoring, pet/house sitting, yard work, housekeeping, and more! Log in to view their online profiles.

Would you like to participate in a U-M research study on parent-infant interactions? If so, contact 734-763-7121 or for more information. $35 compensation.

Are you interested in talking about your experiences as a single mother with a young child and in higher education for an E.M.U. dissertation study? If so, email to learn more.



Advice for Students with Children (produced by Rackham Graduate School)


Past survey reports on U-M students with children


Contact WLRC

Contact COSPI