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

  • Contact to be added to the email list for graduate student parents in Rackham programs.
  • Contact to be added to the email list for undergraduate and graduate student parents in all other (non-Rackham) programs.


U-M Health System Children's Center Summer Camp: Let your child make the most of summer at the camp that’s got it all! 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

Are you interested in talking about your experiences as a single mother with a young child under age 6, and a low-income student in higher education? If so, please consider being a research participant for a dissertation study being conducted by an Eastern Michigan University doctoral student. Interview questions will focus on your experiences in higher ed, any obstacles and challenges you have encountered, and your motivation and aspirations for degree completion. If you are interested or have questions, please email

Infant, toddler and preschool openings are available at independent Campus Child Care Homes Network programs in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, & Canton.

Preschool openings may be available at our Ann Arbor U-M Children's Centers. Contact Judy at (734) 763-3947 for more information.

U-M Family Helpers is an online listing of U-M students and U-M benefits-eligible retirees who offer child/elder care, tutoring, pet/house sitting, yard work, housekeeping, and more!



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


Past survey reports on U-M students with children


Contact WLRC

Contact COSPI