Registration for Kids Kare at Home, a backup child care service for the University of Michigan community, is now open.
This service is for those times when regular care is unavailable. For example, when a child needs to stay home due to illness, but the parent must be on campus or at work, a Kids Kare caregiver may be available to provide backup care in the home.
To use the Kids Kare at Home program, faculty, staff and students must first register online. Parents are encouraged to register now for easier access to the program in case they ever need it. Registration is free and there is no obligation to use the service.
“Having a backup like this can help add to peace of mind for our parents,” said Christine Snyder, interim director of U-M Work-Life Programs. “The university offers this service as a way to help make U-M a flexible and supportive place to work and learn.”
An hourly sliding-scale rate, based on total family income, will be determined upon registration. Parents who enrolled for the service in 2022 must re-register for 2023.