Hourly/Back-up Child Care Services
COVID-19 UPDATE: The drop-in childcare service at Little Chicks has been suspended for the summer term to limit the number of people entering the facility.
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Little Chicks non-traditional care provides hourly and/or back-up care located at 5003 University Ave (across parking lot from their traditional location at 601 N. Whitney Way). “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 Little Chicks website for more information www.universitykids.org
To check availability and reserve a space, call (608) 233-7373.
Kids Kare Funding
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 child care through Little Chicks Learning Academy. For faculty and staff, the reduced rates and access to this type of service is due to the incredible support of the Women’s Philanthropy Council who which has supported both the facility by providing funds for site renovations; and the popular Kids Kare program that provides the reduced rate option. Students have access to this program thanks to the ongoing support from the UW-Madison Student Service Finance Committee. Again, letters of support can be forwarded to our office or sent directly to the committee chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the Kids-Kare page for application and more information. Departments whose employees have utilized Kids Kare:
- Athletic Dept.
- Biomedical Engineering
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Counseling Psychology
- Department of Information Technology (DoIT)
- Educations Psychology
- GI Internal Medicine
- Graduate School/Waisman Center
- Physics and Astronomy
- Radiation Oncology
- School of Medicine and Public Health
- School of Music
- Science Research
- Transplant Surgery
- UW Medical School Faculty