Welcome to Kids Kare
Registration for 2013:
Prior to registration, please note the full rate for Kids Kare service is $20.50/hour with a minimum service of four hours/day. Be sure to input your total gross household income on the registration form to determine if you qualify for a U-M subsidized hourly rate.
If we do not have a current registration form on file, you may be billed for the entire unsubsidized cost of care ($20.50 per hour for the basic care level for one-two children). If you have 3 or more children who need care you will be billed at 1 ½ times your hourly rate.
What is Kids Kare at Home?
Kids Kare at Home is a back-up child care program for families at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and UMHS. Kids Kare at Home gives you a back-up option when
- your child is mildly sick and cannot be sent to school/child care;
- your regular child care is not available (e.g. Your regular child care provider becomes ill).
By calling the number that is sent to you upon registration, the vendor will seek a trained caregiver to fit your needs and call you back with a confirmation. (Click here for exceptions: http://hr.umich.edu/worklife/kidskare/faqs.html)
Kids Kare is available for children ages 13 and under (or older children with special needs up to the age of 25 who cannot be left alone).
Disclaimer: The University of Michigan’s Kids Kare at Home program is offered as an option for parents/guardians. The use of the program should be carefully considered by parents/guardians, taking into account individual situations and preferences. The caregivers for this program are screened and trained through a vendor, Safe at Home. Caregivers receive 8-10 hours of combined classroom and self-led training. The University of Michigan Work/Life Resource Center does not endorse or recommend any individual caregiver.