I need childcare while I attend school. Is there help available?

Finding Quality Childcare. Great Start to Quality is an online tool to help parents like you find quality childcare in your community. You can search for a childcare provider by location, ages of children served, and hours the provider is open. The website also provides tips to help you find a provider that meets your needs and provides the best environment for your child.

Your community college may also be able to help. Some community colleges have childcare centers on campus while others partner with community-based providers to serve student parents.

Paying for Childcare. Childcare can be expensive, but help is available. Student parents may receive financial assistance from their community college to pay for childcare. Student parents may also be eligible to receive the state childcare subsidy while they are attending classes and studying.

  • For more information about Michigan’s child care subsidy, visit the Child Development and Care website.
  • To apply for the Child Development and Care subsidy program, visit MiBridges.

Contact your community college to learn more. On our List of Colleges, you can find the dedicated Futures for Frontliners contact information (an email address and phone number) for each of the community colleges.