The Office of Child Care and Family Resources promotes the academic and professional goals of the University of Wisconsin community by building access to high-quality early childhood education, providing family support programs, and administering child care tuition assistance for parenting students.


All UW families have access to affordable, high-quality child care.

Core Beliefs

EMPOWERMENT: We believe that access to high-quality child care is essential for parenting students to complete their degrees and for UW-Madison faculty and staff parents to thrive on campus.

RESPECT: We believe in a culture of service leadership where gratitude, kindness, and open communication guide our interactions with everyone we serve.

COLLABORATIONS:  We believe that working together with campus and community partners yields the most transformative outcomes for families and children.

FUTURE GENERATIONS: We believe that high-quality child care has a lasting impact, improving the health and educational outcomes of young children and ensuring a brighter future for their families for generations to come.

ADVOCACY: We believe that parenting student success begins with solid support systems that respect their dual roles as parents and students and create a sense of belonging on campus.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION: We believe diverse experiences, identities, and abilities enrich the university community. We are committed to promoting an inclusive campus environment where all people feel safe, valued, and respected.