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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 child care openings for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are currently available at some state-licensed, independent Campus Child Care Homes Network programs in and near Ann Arbor.

Learn about upcoming CEW scholarships and fellowships.

Preschool Expo will be held at the Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., and a Summer Camp Expo will take place at Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Explore your options!

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

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



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


Past survey reports on U-M students with children


Contact WLRC

Contact COSPI