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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.


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

Register for Kids Kare at Home, in case you may need to access occasional sick child or backup care when you must be at school or work at U-M.

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

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

Family Helpers are U-M students, recent graduates, and retirees who offer occasional child care or other family care, tutoring or lessons, pet or house sitting, yard work, housekeeping, and more.

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

Helping Students with Children Graduate: Taking Your College Services to the Next Level is a resource for college and university administrators.



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


Past survey reports on U-M students with children


Contact WLRC

Contact COSPI