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One-stop shopping for all your parenting needs...


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.


Weekday openings for preschoolers (age 2 years 9 months and older) are available starting in September in the U-M Children’s Centers. Learn about the wait list and apply using the online form, or call Judy at (734) 763-3947.

Weekday openings for infants and toddlers are available this summer and fall at state-licensed, independent Campus Child Care Homes Network programs in and near Ann Arbor.

Experience The Wonder of Learning Exhibit on U-M's North Campus this summer!

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

Learn about upcoming CEW events for U-M student parents and other nontraditional students!

Please view Suicide Prevention: Using Our Strengths As a Community, a video by U-M Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Under the Michigan Partners Project grant, CEW has created a helpful guide titled Helping Students with Children Graduate: Taking Your College Services to the Next Level.

U-M Support of Child Care for Student Parents featured.



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


Past survey reports on U-M students with children


Contact WLRC

Contact COSPI