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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.


CEW Scholarship applications (for the 2018-19 academic year) are now open, through March 6, 2018.

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

A community Summer Camp Expo will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 12-4 p.m. in Ann Arbor; and a Rec and Ed Summer Camp Carnival will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. in Ann Arbor. See more information.

Learn about the U-M Children’s Centers and apply to the waitlist, or call Judy at (734) 763-3947.

Weekday, full-time openings are available at state-licensed, independent Campus Child Care Homes Network programs in and near Ann Arbor.

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.

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