Hourly/Back-up Child Care Services
If your regular provider is unavaliable or you have a unique child care need, please review the options below for hourly/back up care or mildly ill care.
Chicken Soup provides hourly and/or back-up care within a separate classroom located in the Little Chicks Learning Academy (601 N. Whitney Way) or their preschool location (3553 University Ave). "Back-up" care includes, but is not limited to: attending class, work or meetings, attending a conference at UW or covering your child care needs when your regular provider is unavailable. The site also offers limited short-term contracted care while families seek their full-time caregivers.
Visit the Chicken Soup website for more information
To reserve your spot, call (608) 233-7373.
Mildly Ill Care
Chicken Soup previously provided care for mildly-ill children in a HEPA filtered classroom on University Ave. Due to several factors including a rise in the number of children who are not vaccinated, the rising costs of providing mildly-ill child care, and changes in the guidelines for caring for individuals with these illness, the Mildly Ill Center will not be reopening this fall. We apologize for any inconvevience this may cause.
However, the Office of Child Care and Family Resources has contracted with a new provider for mildly-ill child care. Maxim Healthcare Services will be providing in-home care for children that are too sick to attend their regular child care provider/school. Families must submit a Kids Kare application to check on their eligibility to use the Maxim services. Unfortunately, at this time, Maxim cannot take private pay families. Please check the Kids Kare page for more information.
Kids-Kare is a financial assistance program that provides a free or reduced rate to income eligible UW-Madison students, faculty and staff when using hourly/back-up or mildly ill child care. Please see the Kids-Kare page for application and more information.